I am running Fedora 25 with the 4.8.14 kernel on a Macbook A1342, which has a Nvidia 320M (non optimus) GPU. I followed the instructions here —> https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2015/fedora-nvidia-guide/ to a T and got a successful install.
However, after performing:
systemctl set-default graphical.target reboot
Upon my first boot up, and every other time since, the system booted up fine, the fedora logo displays, some lines appear and the screen just goes blank/shuts off. I was able to log in with runlevel 3 by using the ‘e’ ‘3’ ‘F10’ mode on startup, and after typing:
lspci -nnk |grep -iA2 VGA
The following output is displayed:
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
I am thinking that maybe there is something wrong with the nvidia driver at some point during boot, but I have no idea where/how to find exactly where the error is…
When I booted using the 4.8.6 kernel, and also in rescue mode, everything seemed to work, but after the fedora logo appears, lines of code appear and it just hangs on that. CTRL+ALT+F2-F12 does nothing.
I reinstalled fedora, and then tried using this method—>http://negativo17.org/nvidia-driver/. However, when I type nvidia into gnome software, nothing was displayed, so i’m assuming my PCI ID was not in that repo…
The last method I tried was installing via this method—>https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia#Newer_GeForce which led to a successful install, and I was able to see the Nvidia X Server in my applications, but it kept telling me to close X by typing
I also read on that rpmfusion site that X will automatically get shut off after a reboot, so I rebooted the system and the blank screen issue happened once again.
At this point, I have reinstalled Fedora 25, and am running on the nouveau driver, but I would really like to get the nvidia drivers on there.
I also want to add that I had the same exact issues on openSuse 42.2 (which is what I tried prior to switching distros).
Any help will be greatly appreciated!