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Old 02-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
silverspider
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Question Nvidia Drivers & GDM


HI Chaps

I.ve managed to install my Nvidia drivers and now at login I get the Nvidia splash screen and then a messages telling me XFree86 has been changed etc and then I get another message saying it is disabling the X Server and to restart GDM when it is configured correctly.

Help what have I done? :lol: and how do i fix it?
 
Old 02-13-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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You need to look at the X error log in /var/log/ and see what it says. Post the last part of the error here if you don't understand what it is bitching about.

Also what version of X and Linux are you using?
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uteck
You need to look at the X error log in /var/log/ and see what it says. Post the last part of the error here if you don't understand what it is bitching about.

Also what version of X and Linux are you using?
Ok- will do but I cant get in to the desktop to open it to read it. I'd be greatful if you could tell me how to do it at a command prompt. Im using my other machine to post here.

Im using Debian 3, the current one, ftp install and xfree86. I think on my research now with my problems, i am beging to understand that I need xorg and I cant get that using the ftp install. Am i going down the right track with my thinking.

My system is

AMD xp2600, 1gig RAM & Geforce MX440 agp card. (I must put this i my sig :rofl: )

Cheers Uteck

Last edited by silverspider; 02-13-2006 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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If you can get ahold of Debian 3.1 that might work better as 3.0 is old and does not have Xorg. Or better yet, Ubuntu or Kubuntu as they will set up a desktop environment by default with no extra work by you.

You can get to a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. Login as root here and then make sure you have all of X installed.

apt-get install x-window-system

If that installs extra packages, then try restarting X with
/etc/init.d/gdm restart

If it did not install anything then look at the error log.

cd /var/log
less xfree86.log (or whatever the name is, I am not at a Linux box right now)

if 'less' does not work then try 'more'
 
  


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