Linux 18.04 LTS Driver issue or something else?


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Q-truth

Good afternoon/evening/morning wherever you are. I posted this question on another forum I frequent but here it goes...

 

Q: Is there a bug in Ubuntu or the Nvidia driver (I'm on the stable proprietary drivers that come with the OS), that causes my screen to go black when I log-off?

 

I use a program named "Caffeine and Caffeine indicator" to prevent this black screen. Before Caffeine, the screen would go black and I couldn't get my system to wake-up. So I ended up rebooting and that gets old fast.

 

Any help? Could I simply revert back to the original  nouveau driver instead?

 

-Thanks

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Q-truth

I apologize for this reply. I am using the Nouveau  driver after all. However, the problem does persist on the Proprietary (Stable) drivers that come with the OS.

 

I'm on the Nouveau drivers x11.org drivers now. But if I were to change to the Nvidia driver, the screen goes blank.

 

again... I'm on the nouveau driver... It goes blank but any button push or mouse movement wakes it up... that's a relief!

 

so Nvidia.... what's up?

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Unobscured Vision

Generally speaking the proprietary drivers are the ones to go with. Never try to game with the open-source Nvidia ones, you'll find yourself pulled to the nearest brick wall via your cranium with an irresistible urge to smash said cranium against said brick wall repeatedly.

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Mindovermaster
4 hours ago, Q-truth said:

I apologize for this reply. I am using the Nouveau  driver after all. However, the problem does persist on the Proprietary (Stable) drivers that come with the OS.

 

I'm on the Nouveau drivers x11.org drivers now. But if I were to change to the Nvidia driver, the screen goes blank.

 

again... I'm on the nouveau driver... It goes blank but any button push or mouse movement wakes it up... that's a relief!

 

so Nvidia.... what's up?

You misunderstand me. What GFX card do you have? 960? 1050? 1060? 1070? 1080?

 

You see this?

nvidia.png

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