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    Hello guys I am a French user,
    After installing the nvidia driver ,I have a normal load and then a black screen and loss of the keyboard, how to get a console? antix does not offer a recovery mode unlike other distributions . From grub which commands do I need to enter to get a console to log in as root?
    In the grub menu I replaced “ro” by “rw” and go to the end of the line to add init=/bin/bash, then I entered F10 but the loading continues until the black screen. How to prevent startx?

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    Type 3 at grub menu

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.


    Also, how did you install the nvidia-driver ?


    Hello Admin anticapitalista,
    Type 3 of the grub menu? you mean the 3rd menu entry? sorry I don’t see.

    Forum Admin

    Press e key, then you get to edit a line. Scroll to the line that shows

    linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.20.12-antix.1-amd64-smp root=UUID=d4885499-24d5-48a8-9efc-acc6558cab18 ro quiet

    and add the number 3 to the end

    Press F10 to boot.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.


    At the first menu entry type the letter ” e ”
    In the screen that shows up then, go to the line which begins with linux
    You can use the up and down arrows to get there
    Use the right arrow to go to the end of he line
    At the end of the line type one space and then 3
    Then F10

    Oops, antiC answered allready.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by caprea.

    Thanks, I’ll try it tomorrow with a clearer mind and keep you informed.
    bonne soirée


    Regarding to your pm you installed the driver with the nvidia-installer from control-centre–>drivers
    Without further information (which kernel, which nvidia-card, hardware) not sure what went wrong, but
    in the end it should be possible then to deinstall the driver from console with
    sudo ddm-mx -p nvidia


    Hello Anticapitalista,
    thanks for add the number 3 …. I was able to log in as root and run the command

    thanks for this great this command line combination ” ddm-mx -p nvidia ” which is very effective and impressive


    Imde, it would be nice to know why the installation of the nvidia-driver went wrong for you,
    So if you have some time could you post the output of

    inxi -Fxz

    Also, did you chose the backport-driver ?

    $ inxi -Fxz
      Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.146-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
      v: 6.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 
      Distro: antiX-17.3.1_x64-base Helen Keller 27 December 2018 
      base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
      Type: Desktop System: HP Pavilion 061 product: RF763AA-ABF 
      v: 0nx0114RE101LEUC300 serial: <filter> 
      Mobo: ASUSTek model: LEUCITE3 v: 2.00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 3.16 
      date: 08/11/2006 
      Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Pentium D bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Netburst Presler 
      rev: 4 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
      flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 11203 
      Speed: 2800 MHz min/max: 2400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2800 2: 2400 
      Device-1: NVIDIA NV43 [GeForce 6600] 
      vendor: Gigabyte GV-NX66128DP Turbo Force Edition driver: nouveau v: kernel 
      bus ID: 01:00.0 
      Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
      resolution: 1024x768~60Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV43 v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes 
      Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio 
      vendor: Hewlett-Packard Pavilion A1512X driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
      bus ID: 00:1b.<strong>0 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.146-antix.1-amd64-smp 
      Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family LAN vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e100 
      v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: ee00 bus ID: 02:08.0 
      IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
      Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 3.17 GiB (1.4%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD2500JS-60NCB1 size: 232.89 GiB 
      Hardware-1: Intel 82801GR/GDH (ICH7R/ICH7DH) SATA Controller [RAID mode] 
      driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:1f.2 
      ID-1: / size: 14.64 GiB used: 3.02 GiB (20.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
      ID-2: /home size: 211.60 GiB used: 146.4 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
      ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.96 GiB used: 316 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
      System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
      Processes: 150 Uptime: 53m Memory: 994.7 MiB used: 637.8 MiB (64.1%) Init: SysVinit 
      runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.29 

    I did a test with the backport driver : the nvidia module not found
    I did a test with the principal driver : no screen found
    with the nvidia driver, it seems that I have a screen detection problem with EDID.
    I re-installed new driver and created a xorg.conf with a modeline that works well with the new driver.
    I reinstalled the nvidia driver and modified the xorg.conf by replacing the new driver in the device section with nvidia. But I still have a black screen when I reboot, I made several unsuccessful attempts…

    I’m probably racking my brains for nothing with this old card, because there’s probably an insignificant difference between the performance of the nvidia driver and the new driver


    OK., thanks for answering. This card should be supported by the nvidia-driver 304.137-5-legacy
    It sounds like you’re already happy with what you did.
    The only thing I could think of what is worth trying, is to try another kernel, maybe builds better against the driver.
    You should update your kernel anyway.
    At least the 4.9.160-kernel runs nicely together with the 340.107-legacy-driver with a GeForce 8400M on my laptop, and yes I can feel the difference to the nouveau.
    Your card is a little bit older, though. There’s maybe not much difference in performance.

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