Blank screen, after upgrading system

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Blank screen, after upgrading system

Postby pbacounselor » Thu Sep 14, 2017 21:11

Hello, I'm recently installed Sabajon (Gnome Version); First time experience with this distro. I love it :P , but encountered my first hiccup :x . While rebooting, with the new upgrades, the screen went blank, and was not able to get the login screen anymore. I have a NVIDIA Geforce GTX, which was working fine, before the upgrade.
I removed the NVidia-drivers using CTRL-ALT-F1 and "equo remove --ask NVidia-drivers", but when I rebooted, the screen started flickering, and I still was not able to get the login screen.
Please let me know, what I'm missing... I reinstalled Sabajon, but now I'm afraid to upgrade the entire system... is there a way, I can exclude the NVIDIA drivers, from upgrading, along with the rest of the packages?
Thanks guys!
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Re: Blank screen, after upgrading system

Postby Stupot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:37

Sure. In Sabayon it's referred to as masking a package.

https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?titl ... in_Entropy

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[email protected] ~ $ equo mask -h
usage: equo mask [-h] [--ask | --pretend] <package> [<package> ...]

mask one or more packages

positional arguments:
  <package>      package name

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --ask, -a      ask before making any changes
  --pretend, -p  only show what would be done
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Re: Blank screen, after upgrading system

Postby pbacounselor » Sun Sep 17, 2017 23:28

Thanks so much.. it worked...
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Re: Blank screen, after upgrading system

Postby svantoviit » Tue Sep 26, 2017 19:41

You could also give the xf86-video-nouveau driver a try, if your card is supported.
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