Figured it out. The nouveau kernel module had to be blacklisted by adding rdblacklist=nouveau to the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.confThen, run Xorg -configure and copy the xorg.conf.new t... [by derwood5555]
Oh I guess I had forgotten that you already managed to install Chakra. Since you have access to Grub it's a lot easier.According to this thread you need the following boot options "nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau".Edit "/etc/default/grub" and add them to "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT".Then run update-grub.
After trying everything I found in other threads here I can't get the correct graphics driver working. Everything I tried didn't lead to goal.
I think the main problem is the nouveau kernel module which seems not to be able to uninstall or blacklist.
With prior kernels - 220.127.116.11-174.fc12.i686 or before - I could simply rename the nouveau.ko driver to nouiveau.ko.bad. Then the kernel would load the nv driver instead, and everything worked great. FWIW: adding rdblacklist="nouveau" to the kernel params in grub.conf didn't seem to do anything.
On XFCE, after installing nvidia v295 released on 4/11 i think (kmod) my screensavers and glx gears went under 1 fps in full screen on a 2x64 Athlon and a series 6 GeForce card. Flash animation works fine though.
I am running Mint 12 x64 on a new ZaReason Verix laptop and get a black screen when I try to boot a live dvd. I like to check out other distros and know my discs are good so it has to be something else.
I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 on a HP Z210 workstation (i7 2600 CPU, NVidia Quadro 2000).
I had trouble starting the installation process or any item from grub menu as whatever I selected, I got a frozen black screen.