I have an old Fujitsu Esprimo P2550 Desktop Tower (actually I have two identically constructed) which has an onboard NVidia VGA controller.
lspci -vnn |grep VGA -A 8 00:10.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation C73 [GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i] [10de:07e1] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device [1734:115b] Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11 Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) Memory at fc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [virtual] Expansion ROM at 80000000 [disabled] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: nvidia
I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and tried to configure the system with nouveau driver but the X server (and with that the whole system) froze immediatly after I tried to start any program. Switching to tty1-6 worked only, if the system was not frozen before.
Then I directly installed nvidia-304.131 (while first try some weeks ago it was .128).
After installing the nvidia driver the X Server does not worked anymore. Sometimes I saw the Desktop, but no button or keybord shortcut worked, the other times the screen was black. If the screen switched off and I woke up the system, the password promt was comming and I was able to login, but as before the Desktop was not working.
I tried to figure out, if it is an Ubuntu or a NVidia problem. Then I realized, that the gpu throws (beneath a lot of other XIDs) an XID 9 error in the kernel log. As described at http://docs.nvidia.com/deploy/xid-errors/ the XID 9 is an driver error.
Nevertheless I tried to use Ubuntu 15.04 with same result.
I did the whole stuff with the second tower and I had the same result.
I tried to play around with grub boot config and with X config, but nothing affects the problem.
Thank you in advance for any help.
PS. The script ‘nvidia-bug-report.sh’ does not read the ubuntu kernel log file, because that is named ‘kern.log’, but the script only looks for ‘messages’ and ‘kernel.log’ - To make this work, you need to add ‘/var/log/kern.log’ at line 469
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