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Old 01-19-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
jayamurugan
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Question Regarding NVIDIA Driver usage for XEN


Hi,

I had installed open SUSE 11 and also installed hypervisor[XEN].
Then I installed NVIDIA driver for graphical mode use of XEN.
Installation of NVIDIA was done as below:
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cd /root

wget http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/atta...1&d=1159874953

mv attachment.php\?attachmentid\=20801 xen.patch

wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...-9631-pkg1.run

After this, I restarted the machine in XEN Kernel mode and got an error that failed to X Server as it is not set properly kind of errors.

Then I had been asked to enter as root. There I had run the commands 'sax2 -a' [create a X server if one is not running and also set automatic config] and then 'rcxdm restart'. After this I got a blank screen and nothing happens.

Could any one of you please help out? What all the things [hardware config, installables present] to be considered while installing NVIDIA driver?

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Hi,

Could any one help me out? I am getting the error that X Server is not installed properly. Restart GDM once X Server is installed properly.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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can you run the configurations before attempting to run GUI?

in ubuntu it is under /etc/X11/xorg.conf
its a little different in RedHat and other flavors of Linux but there you can change the config manually.
there is another semi-gui program which I cannot remember the name of? (may be Xsession?) it gives a blue screen which allows you to reconfigure display, mouse and keyboard.
sorry.. been a long time...
may be someone else can help?

oops, sorry I meant for you to edit the config file. (manually)...
there is a chance there are copies of the old conf. file there, rename or copy paste etc.

Last edited by Matey; 01-28-2009 at 08:46 AM.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 04:09 AM   #4
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Hi Matey,

I had found a file 'xorg.conf' in the location /etc/X11

Could you please let me know how to run the configuration?
 
Old 01-29-2009, 05:00 AM   #5
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I am no so sure but I think if you run xinit it will bring up the display server.
I get a fatal error on my box since I already have the GUI up and running.
there are few executable files in that folder...like Xsession X or Xorg but I cant get them to come up either?
you can try those and see if you get them to come up. I used to have the problem but I started with a very low res. and got it to come up then as soon as I put my monitor's model number (not the video card) every thing was all right then!

btw, I found a folder called kdm under /etc/kde3/kdm/
there are Xreset and Xsetup executable files there.

and do you know your default display driver? it says it at the boot up time...there is gdm kdm and xdm.

Last edited by Matey; 01-29-2009 at 05:11 AM.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 08:20 AM   #6
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Hi, quick question, did you try starting X as root or were you able to log out of root and login as another user, as some distributions I believe won't show a screen display for direct root access... just one to watch out for.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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Hi Matey,
I couldn't find any folder with the name /etc/kde3
Instead I found /etc/kde4/kdm, but there was no executables except a text file named 'backgroundrc'.

I am also not sure of the default display driver. How to check that during boot up time?
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Hi r3sistance,
I am getting below error when I run the command 'startx'
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xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.3935

Fatal server error:

Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:56 AM   #8
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Umm seems like your x server is already running... I get the same message if I try to run it (again) But you can go ahead and delete that x0.lock file, it is OK I have done it long time ago when I had a similar problem (redhat 6 days)...

any way look for the conf file which is fail-safe. rename it to the .conf file and try it.
again you may not have the same files but it would help if you didnt start the x server at the startup. so take it out by doing this
update-rc.d -f remove (kdm or gdm or xdm or whatever the name is)
and then if you want to put the program back to auto start;
update-rc.d -f update (program name)

you can also do a control alt F7 to see if the x server is running? or you get any thing there at all?
 
  


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