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Old 09-29-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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help... equo install nvidia-drivers screwed up X


as much as i would love to post my xorg.conf or the errors that gdm is providing when i try to start them i can not.

my distro is Sabayon linux a fork of gentoo. i have been having some graphic performance issues so i figured id try updating the video drivers. i checked nvidia's web page to verify that the most current vs of drivers are the same there as in the equo repository and went about the upgrade.

now GLX is not loading, and some nvidia mod is not to be found, yet they were there less then 20min ago.

what steps do i need to take first for FIXING the issue caused by updating my bloody drivers.


FYI, this is the #1 reason that Linux is not ready for the desktop. i should never face a total crash of the GUI just for updating my video drivers.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hi, from the command line, re-instate the backup you made of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The installer probably made one anyway,

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You need root access.

Sat y to overwrite the old(new broken)one.

you are still logged in as root!

Now try to restart x.

type startx or type init 5 to get the login page
 
Old 09-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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Hi, from the command line, re-instate the backup you made of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The installer probably made one anyway,

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You need root access.

Sat y to overwrite the old(new broken)one.

you are still logged in as root!

Now try to restart x.

type startx or type init 5 to get the login page
Thank you i will try that in the morning.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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well next morning turned into next week... it is not my xorg.conf that is fubar so it would seem. i even copied the xorg.conf from the live CD for sabayon with no luv.

I HATE windows. i want my linux GUI back please.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 08:40 AM   #5
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Hi, Try to uninstall the driver, however I don't use Sabayon,

use the package manager to remove, erase or uninstall it,

then reconfigure the xorg file.

To do all of this, it is best to make sure the modules are not loaded,

so do from init 3 (in a shell).

See how you go, Glenn
 
Old 10-07-2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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in the end i had to use the .run from nvidia directly. equo, the package manager for sabayon failed horridly at dealing with the kernal portion of the driver install. once i installed via ./sh NVI....run and rebooted, it is working again.

i now have access to my desktop once again.

lesson learned. do not trust package managers for drivers.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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That's what I love about linux, if you can't get it one way, there's another way, somewhere.

Cheers, Glenn

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