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Guess I’m living without the nvidia card. Post as a guest Name. The closest I came was this guybut he doesn’t state what version of Ubuntu he’s using. It seems booting an old MBP through EFI with an nvidia card in ubuntu is a known thing that doesn’t work, although I can’t seem to find anything definitive that states why this is. With GDM, it will at least let me login via tty after halting after the following: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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Let me be clear – this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. So I purged what was installed and followed David’s guidance of posting logs while trying to install nvidia-current.
I have tried installing very old legacy drivers nvidia but I could never get them to install as I guess they conflict with the newer version of Ubuntu — it would be unable to install dependencies via apt-get such as xserver-xorg-coreg84n wouldn’t install because of dependencies for libcheese-gtk23 and libcheese7.
The card is a g84m GeForce m GT. I have been working on trying to solve this for about a week on my own so I’m finally here. DavidFoerster thanks – I have updated the post with new information.
I also triedwith no luck. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Any time Nvudia install apt-get any version of Nvidia drivers current, -updates variantsthe machine won’t boot to a login window. Some people are suggesting booting in bios with a hybrid MBR.
I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won’t sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. As requested by David Foerster Xorg.
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I have nomodeset in grub and have removed quiet splashwhich is the only way I can get it to boot at all, nidia matter which drivers I’m using Nvidia or nouveau.
If you don’t know how to gather and upload log files from a terminal only, please refer to How do I get information from the logs on my computer when I only have access to the command line? It will usually stop with a nivdia screen or a black screen with a cursor.