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Jeff91 09-15-2010 07:47 AM

PCLinuxOS - X Fails to start after First System update
 
Howdy All,

So I installed the latest PCLinuxOS KDE version on my system the other day and it was working swimmingly until I ran the first system update and rebooted. Now when they system comes online I get no graphical interface. I use an nVidia graphics card and I see the driver screen flash and then I see a cursor for a moment and shortly afterwards I get kicked to a tty login (and pressing ctrl+alt+f7/8/9/10 confirms X is not running).

Any ideas what went wrong and how I can get a GUI for the system again?

~Jeff

MiKOTRON 09-15-2010 08:05 AM

I know this sounds stupid, but did you try logging in and typing "startx" (no quotes)?
Also could you post your Xorg.x.log so that we can see what errors you're getting.

Jeff91 09-15-2010 09:08 AM

I hadn't tried startx yet as I figured it would just crash again, will try that.

The Xorg.x.log, is that located in /etc/X11?

~Jeff

eveningsky339 09-15-2010 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeff91 (Post 4098189)
Howdy All,

So I installed the latest PCLinuxOS KDE version on my system the other day and it was working swimmingly until I ran the first system update and rebooted. Now when they system comes online I get no graphical interface. I use an nVidia graphics card and I see the driver screen flash and then I see a cursor for a moment and shortly afterwards I get kicked to a tty login (and pressing ctrl+alt+f7/8/9/10 confirms X is not running).

Any ideas what went wrong and how I can get a GUI for the system again?

~Jeff

I managed to hose Gnome after doing this same thing, but I can't say I've figured it out yet...

the trooper 09-16-2010 04:07 AM

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until I ran the first system update
Quote:

I use an nVidia graphics card
Did the update include a newer kernel or version of X?.
If so you'll need to rebuild the nvidia module.

Jeff91 09-16-2010 09:50 AM

Issue ended up being that a whole pile of packages where failed to be upgraded when the system update ran. Running
Code:

apt-get dist-upgrade
from my TTY did the trick.

~Jeff


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