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_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running
When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I tried "init 3" and it paused for about 10-15 sec. then brought me to the console login screen. There I tried startx and it gave me a bunch of errors.. I don't remember exactly what it said, but it had to do with not being able to initilize nvidia drivers and some other ones too. This might be a dumb question but why are the errors having to do with X? I'm not too familiar with x.....
While you were installing drivers were you running X concurrently? You should install drivers w/o X running, the tip that Thymox provided was to get you out of X completely and install drivers from command line interface.
It would appear, then, that your kernel file has not been made correctly. I would try getting the latest ones, the tar.gz files and trying them. Download the targz files for both glx and kernel, unzip both, make install the kernel file first and post any errors here. If you don't get any errors, then make install the glx and follow the rest of the instructions in the readme.
I went to the nvidia site, and downloaded both RPMs, mainly because I didn't see the option to download the tarz for the kernal (they only had RPMs) So I downloaded both RPMs and when I did "rpm -Uvh kernalfilename.rpm" it said that it was already installed. I did the same thing with the glx file and got the same answer: that it's already installed. ????? Do I have to do some kind of UNINSTALL???
You didn't see the .tar.gz files? How odd! NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.tar.gz NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.tar.gz README
It just seemed that if you modprobe and it fails, and then you check to see if the file physically exists, and it doesn't, then something went wrong. I have never had a problem with the tar.gz files (I've linked them for you), so I would advise you try them instead. If you insist on using the rpm files, then you could try the --force option with them.