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Thread: Nvidia Driver Installation Issue - TTY unavailable after updating GRUB - Solution

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    Nvidia Driver Installation Issue - TTY unavailable after updating GRUB - Solution

    ISSUE:
    After following all the steps in the Kali docs for installing Nvidia Drivers (Link) and running the supplied commands.

    Code:
    sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub
    update-grub
    reboot
    TTY would only give a blinking cursor and would not respond to any input and I was unable to proceed with the installation any further.

    SOLUTION:
    To solve this issue I removed the line created in /etc/default/grub by the above command and inserted "nomodeset" into GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=" ".
    /etc/default/grub looks like this afterwards.

    Code:
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=5
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset"
    make sure to update grub after making changes to the grub file

    Code:
    update-grub
    Just in case it is relevant I am using a GTX 670
    Last edited by Gluzzer; 2013-12-05 at 22:15. Reason: update with additional info for better instruction

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    Thanks for taking the time to post this. Ive seen a few people in the IRC channel who ran into the same issue.

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    Thank you so much! Killed all the day with this problem.

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    thats a negative ghost rider.. still got the blinking cursor

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