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Offline straybit

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Blank screen on wakeup
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:46:24 pm »
I've several posts on this issue but couldn't find any thing recent/relevant.  inxi:
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I have the screen blank when I close the lid under power.  Nothing seems to wake it up and have to do a hard power off.  Same thing if I have it go to sleep via the start menu.
I ran nvidea-settings with the following message:
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Then I googled nvidea and downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.137.run.  On checking it out, it is a shell script.  I set permissions to allow it to run in terminal and executed it.  After some checking, it said that x server was running and I needed exit it.  So in terminal, I typed 'init 2' which gave a black screen with a cursor.  Another Power off!
I also tried one of the alternate grub selections but still got the gui.
Tried logging in on the cli login, it showed what I had typed and went into the gui.

How do I exit x server?

Bruce

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Re: Blank screen on wakeup
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 01:37:11 am »
I don't know but
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If you're installing on a system that is set up to use the Nouveau driver, then you should first disable it before attempting to install the NVIDIA driver.
https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/304.137/README/installdriver.html

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Re: Blank screen on wakeup
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 01:30:38 pm »
Thanks, Murraymint.  That contains a lot of reading.  And I do want to understand it before I under take the installation.

Unless another solution shows up.

Bruce

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Re: Blank screen on wakeup
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 05:39:02 pm »
@straybit, does your laptop allow for turning off the GPU. If so does it still occur using Intel's graphics

Perhaps try switching to an alternative nvidia driver. I usually get 2-3 options when I check under my hardware settings.
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