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Old 06-19-2002, 01:01 PM   #1
rising_sun
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:( Cannot boot into Linux !


Hey all I just installed Nvidia Drivers using RPM's (well @ least I thought I did) and then I configured my Xf86Config-4 File accordingly and then I thought it must be time for a reboot.

When I rebooted all the services start OK but then it gets to a command prompt/console style area where I can enter my Username and Pass flickers three times then just sits there !

Usually when I boot up it just goes past this screen then gets into linux and asks me for a user name and password !

Please help me as Its been 20 minutes and I miss my Linux already

Thanks
rising_sun

P.S. Thanks boyinfrance for the info on my Readonly Xf86Config-for problem.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 02:11 PM   #2
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Log in, then run
startx
If there's a problem when initializing GUI (and for sure there is) you'll get an error. Send it there.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 11:29 PM   #3
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Ok the error I am getting Is:

"Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module
***ABORTING***
Screen(s) found but none have usable config.

fatal server error no screens found
 
Old 06-20-2002, 05:21 PM   #4
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Have you installed the kernel module for nvidia? There are 2 packages to install (2 rpms), one kernel module and one for X. This one for kernel should exactly the one you need (for your kernel). To get back to your old settings (and download the right file), edit XF86Config-4 and change it back as it was before your modifications. Then reboot.
 
  


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