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Old 07-21-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
Kilahchris
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after installing kernel 2.6.9 unable to start X.


Recently compiled and installed Linux Kernel 2.6.9 from the stock kernel that came with Suse 9.2

The compilation and install seem to go find. And all the modules seem to load up on startup however I cant get X to start. When kdm tries to load it fails. When i log into the new kernel ... and run StartX as root i get unable to load nvidia kernel module error.

I have a Nvidia Geforce 4 ti 4200 card.
is this a known issue with newer kernels and the nvidia card.???? I do not remember seeing anything that pertain to nvidia support when running make xconfig. Was nvidia not included in the kernel.

I also remember allowing frame buffer support and generic vga support so why havent these drivers kicked in to start X?????
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:18 AM   #2
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The Nvidia driver is not included in the kernel, so whenever you build a new kernel you must reinstall the driver. Don't run you system as root...use a normal user account.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:44 PM   #3
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usually I login as a local user. However I have had permission problems running startx as a non root user.


However howcome the generic vga drivers or framebuffer drivers where not loaded. I did compile support for those drivers???
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:52 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Kilahchris
usually I login as a local user. However I have had permission problems running startx as a non root user.


However howcome the generic vga drivers or framebuffer drivers where not loaded. I did compile support for those drivers???
Because you still have the Nvidia driver set to load on startup, and you have Xorg configured to use the Nvidia driver.

At the console (when you first start up, because X won't start), login as root, then type "yast". That will take you to the yast setup tool, and you can run YOU from there to update/install your nvidia driver.

After you have build the nvidia module, then check in sax2 to make sure it is using the correct driver, then just reboot. All should be ok then.
 
  


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