Hello to all at the Nvidia forums.
I have been having a difficult time getting my new EVGA GTX 780 ti (single card), with the resent Nvidia 343.22 drivers, to work on my Linux system, (Gentoo currently) for the last three weeks. I have tried to install several different Linux distributions, Arch, Chakra, Manjaro, Mageia…, to see if I could get one to work. But sadly, the only success I had was using the nouveau driver, not the proprietary. On every attempt to startx, I am greeted with a black screen; the kind when the monitor has gone to sleep (back-light on). I have been seeking the assistance of the Linux community’s forum, and currently, I have been unable to find a solution.
So far, I have a working tty1 (console) with the native 2560x1600 screen resolution using the vesa driver. The monitor, a Crossover 30Q5 Pro, is connected via DVI cable to DVI-I (primary) port to the gpu. I have had no issues with the Windows 7 partition recognizing the monitor, so I know the monitor works with the gpu. The problem I am having is when I “$startx,” or after the Grub2 bootloader tries to boot into the OS, the screen will turn off, like when it looses connection to the video card, then it turns back on to a black screen. It stays that way until I Ctl+Alt+F1, which puts me back into the tty1. Then, in order to use my command line I have to Ctl+C to exit out of what it is doing and give me the command prompt. Just recently, I came across this post here on the forums: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/567437/no-display-on-1440p-monitor-/
which seems to be a similar issue, if not the same, to the one I am having. According to the /var/log/Xorg.0.log after running startx: “(WW) NVIDIA(0): The EDID read for display device DFP-0 is invalid: the checksum for EDID version 1 extension is invalid.”
I was wondering whether or not the file config, “Option “CustomEDID” “DFP-0:/etc/X11/g270.bin”,” would work for my monitor/configuration? If not, where could I find the appropriate EDID setting? As you can see from the xorg.conf and the 10-nvidia.conf I had tried to make adjustments to make it work, but to no avail.
Here are the logs and settings that have linked, just let me know if I am missing one that you need.
I don’t have a way to post the nvidia-bug-report.log.gz. I was trying to use google drive, but it only has the share option with email address, at least to my knowledge. So the best way would probably to pm me so I can email it to you. But if there is a better way, let me know.
edit: I reconfigured the files as in the other post and I am still stuck with a black screen.
Thank you for your time and help.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (54 KB)