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Old 03-15-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
kewlemer
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Desktop (X Server) simply breaks


I am running FC4 on a Xeon Dell Precision WorkStation 670. Its graphic card is Nvidia FX1400.

The problem I am having is that my desktop breaks after some time of logging in. I felt the easiest way to describe this is to show screen shots:-

[img=http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1521/bugshot18ke.th.png]

[img=http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9756/bugshot26ab.th.png]

[img=http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4274/bugshot37ms.th.png]


I updated the Nvidia drivers from:-
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
It seemed fixed for a couple of days but then the problem recurred.

I have multiple versions of Python because of which system-display-config would not open and would complain about python2 missing. My python installation probably removed /usr/bin/python2. I then put symlink for python4 (default for my system) in /usr/bin/ as python2 and then system-display-config worked. The dell monitor is of 1280X1024 and my display settings are also set to this. I also don't see anything wrong with my xorg.conf file which is in the end.

I initially had a Sony monitor which had a higher resolution (1600X1200) and I had the same problem with that too.

I tried using 2 different DVI cables and also a VGA-DVI converter, but the problem persisted (the workstation only has a DVI output and so right now I am using a VGA-DVI converter).

The problem occurs both in GNOME and KDE, though it pops up faster in KDE.

Updating X11 also did not help. But the display crash seemed different:-

[img=http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/3041/afterupdate0hc.th.png]


Any help or suggestions are welcome.


My xorg.conf file :-

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Sony SDM-X202 (Digital)"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 92.0
	VertRefresh  55.0 - 65.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nv"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA Quadro FX (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection


Thanks,
K
 
Old 03-15-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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It almost seems like a problem with the card itself. Possibly overheating? You might just have a bunk card...do you have a spare to test with?
 
Old 03-15-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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I had my workstation changed too by the IT guys, but no use. So I don't think it's a hardware problem.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #4
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Update:-

I tried to run yumex and got this python error. Can running multiple python versions be the issue?

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# yumex
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/yumex/yumex.py", line 24, in ?
    import gtk
  File "/usr/src/build/535819-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2                       .0/gtk/__init__.py", line 37, in ?
RuntimeError: could not open display
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 03-15-2006, 09:47 PM   #5
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That error looks like it's because you were su'ed to root when you tried to run the prog...

However, it does look like you are using the 'nv' driver with X instead of the one from the NVidia site.

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nv"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA Quadro FX (generic)"
EndSection
If you did install the drivers from the site, change the 'nv' to 'nvidia'.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Know what- that may have fixed it !! Thanks a ton. I tried to break it again by doing the usual things with which it would break before and now it doesn't. But earlier sometimes it broke after some time too. So I'll wait a little longer before I jump up

Again, Thanks a lot.

Regards,
K
 
  


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