On 08/05/2017 09:04 PM, Alan wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-08-04 at 10:04 -0700, Bill Morita wrote:
>> 16.04.3 VGA Graphic display stopped working.
>> Even a No-Machine connection does not seem to work.
>> Ctrl-Alt-F1  does get me a simple text terminal.
>> Anybody else seen this ?
>> It has happened on both my systems.
>> Currently booting to an older kernel to operated.
> What video card? What does lspci show?
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More importantly, what does lsmod show?  You have terminal output so the
card is working (hence nothing new in lspci). if the nouveau (Mesa,
F/OSS) or nvidia (proprietary) modules are not loaded...



for clues.  Did you update the kernel just before you lost the X
display?  If using the proprietary binary nvidia blob, the kernel module
is tied to a particular kernel version/release. After kernel update, you
have to recompile the nvidia module kernel interface.

Ubuntu and derivatives have a nasty habit of automatically updating the
kernel on a whim, resulting in the death of proprietary drivers.


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