I had some problems with my graphics card.

I tried following the instructions from here https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers to install the appropriate drivers.

The result is I can't start the X server now getting the error message:

Fatal server error: no screens found 
  • Have you tried running nvidia-xconfig?
    – YoMismo
    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:04
  • Did you disable Nouveau kernel modesetting? If not, the issue is may be the conflict between nouveau and nvidia modesetting. The nouveau driver IIRC used kernel modesetting since day one, and is included in Wheezy.
    – DanL4096
    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:05
  • @DanL4096 I am not really sure how to do this...
    – orestiss
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:49
  • @orestiss this could be done by blacklisting the nouveau module, or by adding 'nomodeset' to the kernel boot parameters in GRUB. However I'm not certain that's the problem, now that I think of it; I believe the nVidia drivers are currently supposed to do that on installation.
    – DanL4096
    Apr 21, 2015 at 8:56

1 Answer 1


Make sure you have your correct driver defined in:


Driver "Your Driver"

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