Screen is blinking? Problems installing Nvidia.

New to Debian (Or Linux in general)? Ask your questions here!

Screen is blinking? Problems installing Nvidia.

Postby bluetree » 2019-10-18 21:18

I got a new laptop recently. I installed windows and the screen was blinking. I looked it up and it said something about the display drivers but I disregarded it since I was installing Debian right away. Now that I have Debian it keeps blinking and I tried to install nvidia drivers but it made my entire computer unable to login so I had to purge nvidia in recovery mode.
Posts: 3
Joined: 2019-10-18 21:13

Re: Screen is blinking? Problems installing Nvidia.

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-18 23:54

We can't do much without any hardware information. Most laptops with Nvidia GPUs now have them as part of Optimus hybrid GPU systems, which needs a special install procedure, but again, no information in means no help out.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Kodi 18.5, Featherpad 0.12.0, PulseEffects 4.7.0, KeepassXC 2.5.2, SuperTuxKart 1.1, Waterfox 2019.12
User avatar
Posts: 11387
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: Screen is blinking? Problems installing Nvidia.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-19 08:52

Sounds like a hardware problem to me.
Don't break DebianHow to report bugsDebian Reference Card

SharpBang GNU/Linux® — a pre-configured Openbox/Tint2 desktop running on Debian stable
User avatar
Posts: 10967
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Return to Beginners Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests