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Old 03-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 8 fixing


Okay, here is my problem. I'm using linux mint 8 with grub version 1,97 beta. There is also windows 7 wich works. My problem is, once linux downloaded updates from network it doesn't recognize my displaydriver anymore. After linux boots to login screen picture disappears from display and I can only hear login sound. I tried to chamge display to another displayport without succes. My question now is how can I reset default settings to linux if I can't login? I can start linux recovery mode from grub, but don't know what to do in console. I'm using 2 x Asus NVIDIA Geforse N6800 GT Displaydriver in SLI-mode. Can anyone help me please?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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When it boots, can you interrupt the countdown and select a different kernel to try ?

You probably have to reinstall the nvidia driver if there is a new kernel.

Let me know if it boots on an old kernel first.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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When it boots, can you interrupt the countdown and select a different kernel to try ?

You probably have to reinstall the nvidia driver if there is a new kernel.

Let me know if it boots on an old kernel first.


I can select different choices in grup.

Lines are following:

Linux Mint 8 Helena x64
Linux Mint 8 Helena x64 (recoverymode)
Memtest
Memtest x64
Windows 7 Loader

I don't know what you mean about different kernel?

I can run recoverymode with commandline and networking but not graphic type X-window system because display does'nt work in it. So, do I have to reinstall the whole linux or can I just do something to this. I already tried to unistall and reistall the driver using command

Code:
Sudo apt-get purge nvidia-glx-185 and then Sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-185
Still it doesn't work, maybe the driver is not compatible with my graphics card. I tried to install olderones 96 and 173 too but X doesn't start it says that kernel has different version of driver and make sure that driver is same in every place. So version 185 is the onlyone wich is workig. X starts with it but then display says no signal and enters to sleep mode... I'm starting to hate linux, why everything must be so complicated!
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Most sensible linux distros don't delete old kernels straight away after an updated one is installed. So you can go back to the old one if the new one has problems.

You might try editing your kernel parameters on boot: Get to the boot menu, select to edit the kernel parameters and add a space then 3 to the end of the line
continue booting and you will get to a console. Log in as a user.
su - to root
run

Xorg-configure

When you have finished with that program, run

telinit 5
to start the gui run level.
 
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See the tips on this page. http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index....g_your_Live_CD

The recovery option ought to let you edit and repair.

Odd that you can't switch. Almost suspect more than just the display driver.

Might have to boot to live cd and edit if all else fails.

Last edited by jefro; 03-03-2010 at 09:55 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #6
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Post the output of "dmesg", if you can get to a console. Post it is as an attachment.

This can be a HUGE help...
 
  


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