I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (development branch - I had the same problems with 13.04).
My laptop has a GT675MX.
When booting into Windows it works perfectly so I don’t think it’s a HW problem.
Description of Problem:
What I did
I installed nvidia-319 from the Ubuntu repositories.
I followed the instruction from http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/README/randr14.html
I set my xorg.conf file to http://www.mediafire.com/download/3n37jzoky0m38qs/xorg.conf
Instead of setting .xinitrc I set .xsessionrc as specified
And I rebooted
After the splash screen the screen goes blank.
Xserver did not crash, but did it did not connect to the screen and errors were reported
xrandr and glxinfo said that it can’t connect to screen
What I tried to fix it (and didn’t work)
I tried substituting modesetting with intel in .xsessionrc
I tried uncommenting the line that says you can uncomment (in xorg.cong)
I tried nvidia-prime (Started in 640x480 mode with lightm and a million and one crashes were report and it was unusable - I might be slightly exagerating, but there were a lot, most of them xorg related - it also has loads of dependencies like unity and lightdm that I don’t wan’t so I uninstalled it and ran ‘sudo apt-get autoremove’ to get rid of it’s dependencies)
I tried using nvidia-xconfig (Basicly just added keyboard and mouse settings to xorg.conf)
Tried various commands to start xserver (xinit startx , sudo service gdm start) non of which worked.
Logs I have collected
I am using kernel 18.104.22.168
Xrandr program version 1.4.0
Xorg server version 1.14.3
I have a ROCCAT P502 4AB. http://www.roccat.org/Products/GAMING-NOTEBOOKS/ROCCAT-Gamerbook-Pro/
The specs differs slightly from that specified in the website. I have the i7-3630M instead of the i7-3610M and naturally I have the GTX 675MX instead of the GTX 675M.
If I uninstall nvidia-319 and nvidia-settings-319 and remove xorg.conf then everything return to normal. If I reinstall it after that it goes haywire again.