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Old 10-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Linux Laptop slow startup


Just got this Dell M4400 with Redhat EL5 installed.
After I setup the xorg.conf for dual monitor, the startup became extremely slow. Once I type in the user name and password, it just blacks out with the mouse curser still visible. This remains for about 3-4 minutes and then I'm in.

I thought it was my X file, so I overwrote the xorg.conf with my original file and restarted my X. Sadly, it still does that.

What could be causing it? Do I have to reinstall video driver or something?
 
Old 10-21-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Have you any specific graphics h/w installed like from nvidia or ati, then you have install driver for that.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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Have you any specific graphics h/w installed like from nvidia or ati, then you have install driver for that.
Nvidia driver was installed correctly.

Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
Module nvida: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
......
 
Old 10-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #4
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how did you install the nvidia driver ?
from rhn using yum ?
Code:
yum install kmod-nvidia
or the nvidia.run from the nvidia web site ?
if the .run then ALSO reinstall all of mesa ( the rpm's and -devel rpm's )
 
Old 10-21-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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how did you install the nvidia driver ?
from rhn using yum ?
Code:
yum install kmod-nvidia
or the nvidia.run from the nvidia web site ?
if the .run then ALSO reinstall all of mesa ( the rpm's and -devel rpm's )
I download .run file and installed it.

What is mesa by the way, where to get it?

Do I have to remove the old driver before I reinstall it?
 
Old 10-21-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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mesa is the openGL software
and it is very well known that the .run overwrites it and replaces it WITH A DIFFERENT VERSION
??? where do i get it ???

IT WAS installed BY DEFAULT
Code:
yum install mesa-devel
yum reinstall mesa*

ps. if you use the .run and NOT the very recommended "kmod-nvidia"
you MUST reinstall that .run driver ( and mesa and the mesa-devel) for EVERY AND ALL kernel , x11/xorg updates
 
Old 10-26-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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It weird that after I switch to KDE, it doesn't freeze anymore when log-in.
 
  


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