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Old 01-13-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
indole
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FC3 hangs at "Configuring kernel parameters"


Okay, I did google this and the other solutions just are not working. One is to remove rhgb from the kernel line in grub.conf. This gets past the hang point but makes it so X cannot start, Fedora says it cannot load the RIVA128(90% sure it was that, definitly riva) so i figured I screwed up essential video card info? Then I found solutions that it was just not loading the nvidia module,

"This is because UDev hasn't loaded the nvidia devices. As root:

cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*"
-WLUG wiki.

Indeed there is nothing in /etc/udev/devices but there is no nvidia, riva, or video card related stuff in /dev either.

I grepped the system for riva. But I have never really used grep before. grep -i riva just gave me a blinking cursor, and grep -i riva /mnt/sysimage/ (root folder, using rescue disk)

This is a crappy Micron POS box. The video is built in, but I cannot get acess to read anything (if indeed there is anything there) unless I pull a bunch of shit off. I can, i just don't want to waste the time if it is a waste of time...
 
Old 01-13-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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When you got into the command line prompt (as root) .. do the following:

# modprobe nvidia
# cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
# chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
 
Old 01-13-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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"modprobe: could not parse modules.dep"
I'm sorry if the answer is on google, I am very sick and just saw this. Must sleep...
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Okay, the answer is definitly NOT on google, any help?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:07 AM   #5
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me too

Hey I've been having a simelar problem, but when I run modprobe, it tells me that modprobe doesn't exist on my computer, wtf? I keep getting the nvidia scart up screen and having my computer freeze/hang there.

Matt
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:49 AM   #6
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What other solutions have there been to this problem? I have the same thing but i dont have an nVidia card.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
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modprobe is sometimes not in the executable path so you might have to run it as /sbin/modprobe
Also, I'm new to linux but I think if you want to search for a file you would need to use " find -name 'filename' " instead of grep (but I could be wrong)

Christiaan
 
Old 01-20-2005, 03:02 AM   #8
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Unhappy The Same problem with me also!!

hi
This is exactly the same problem with my system also
I have nvidia geforce fx 5200

any solution??
plz rply
abhinav
 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:58 PM   #9
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I had the same problem but thanks to this forum it is now fixed.

First I removed the letters 'rhgb' from /boot/grub/grub.conf to prevent the graphical boot. This stopped it from freezing at 'Configuring kernel parameters'.
I then had shell access to my system but not graphical.
I logged in as root and then re-ran the script provided by nvidia to reinstall the kernel module.
Code:
sh NVIDIA*.run
I had already changed my xorg.conf file when I initially installed the module so I skipped that bit.
Immediately after reinstalling the nvidia module I typed this (provided by 'wiraone' and 'indole'):
Code:
/sbin/modprobe nvidia
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
Boot the computer, and if it works then you can add the 'rhgb' bit back into your grub.conf file to get your fancy boot screen thingo goin'.

This is all pretty much stuff that is already mention on this page. The thing I did different that made it work for me was to run the commands provided by user 'wiraone' immediately after reinstalling the module.

OK I think that's enough rambling. I hope all this wasted page space actually helps someone.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:36 PM   #10
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Smile thanx budy

hey thanx
i solved this problem on my own
actually i didn't installed nvidia drivers but i mistakinly
configures my xorg.conf for nvidia drivers thats y it was hanging there
once again thanx
abhinav
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:47 PM   #11
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Just an update on my situation. It turns out its not completely fixed.
Every few reboots it will hang again and I'll have to go through the whole process of reinstalling the drivers. Either that or just live without 3D acceleration and use generic drivers. (I was just starting to get the hang of Tux Racer )

When I do modprobe nvidia without reinstalling the drivers first it tells me that the module format is invalid.

I'm out of ideas. No more Tux Racer for me for while I suspect - coz I really couldn't be bothered reinstalling drivers every time I boot.

Anyways I think I'm rambling again.

Cheers
 
Old 01-23-2005, 02:27 AM   #12
abhigo
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Wink exact kernel match

I have installed the exact kernel version of nvidia kernel module
If u don't have the right kernel version then try searching one for ur
system
I think it will definetly help
abhinav
 
Old 01-23-2005, 07:41 AM   #13
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If you're updating your kernel .. you need to do the nvidia driver setup all over again (as explained by LemmingJoe). Copying the nvidia device files can be done once.
 
  


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