[quote=Mr. Belvedere;1921217]I had sort of the same problem with Ubuntu 7.10. Black screen when nvidia’s drivers were accessed.
I solved it by forcing X to the default configuration. It’s mentioned somewhere in the help file how to go to the default video driver. I can’t remember where at the moment.
After that i restarted X, got a ugly 640x480x16 screen and installed the closed binary nVidia accelleration drivers. These are also the [B]only[/B] drivers that give 3d acceleration!!! Your 3d screensaver might have used software opengl for 3d.
[B]Before[/B] rebooting (and using the accellerated driver), i made sure the display properties were at some level my old crappy crt monitor actually understands: 1280x1024x32@60Hz.
The thing is that the nVidia driver tends not to listen to the EDID data (monitor tells card what it can handle) and uses the maximum resolution it can possibly handle. Which usually means 2048x1024x32@110Hz or something.
Ubuntu 7.10 with Compiz Fusion is awesome! :)[/quote]
Thanks! I’d already solved the driver thing, but good to know why it was happening (I fixed it by getting the drivers from nvidia through YaST). The main problem now is not having a Wastebasket for my mounted NTFS drive, makes deleting a bit nerve-racking.
Haven’t tried compix-fusion, isn’t it a bit resource heavy for a desktop environment?