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Old 01-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #1
banilinux
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video driver issues


Hi everyone

I just installed a dualboot system on win xp/linux. the system was working fine both on win xp a pclinux.After a few hours i was poking aroung trying to get the 3d desktop feature to work with no sucess.Then a proceeded to upgrade the video driver from the main linux site.After installing the driver and rebooting the system i'm ask to log in .wicth i do as root user...than somethingpops up [root@localhost~]# since i assume theres a video issue a type video..and my graphic card info pops up....s3 savage blablabla....then the system give me several driver options and i choose mine but then i get his message..module abi minor version (2)is newer than servers version (0)failed to load module"savage "(module requirement mismatch< now i'm guessing the new drivers screw things up ... how can i rollback undo changes to get my system up again.......thank you....
 
Old 01-27-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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Try to run
xorgconfig,, it depends on you system. It will let you reconfigure the X system. If you're working on debian dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. If this doesn't work try to get the official video drivers from the website of nvidia (dunno what card you have so nvidia is just and example). And paste you dmesg output here also.

Greetz Trunix
 
Old 01-29-2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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Try to run
xorgconfig,, it depends on you system. It will let you reconfigure the X system. If you're working on debian dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. If this doesn't work try to get the official video drivers from the website of nvidia (dunno what card you have so nvidia is just and example). And paste you dmesg output here also.

Greetz Trunix
Thanks trunix ..I'm just geeting familiar with linux ,what is exactly xorg config.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 05:36 PM   #4
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similar issue

I installed nvidia drivers and i think i reconfigured my x config and now when i try to boot i get a black screen like the monitor is off. I think i need to fix my x config file, but i dont know where it is located. i can still access it with my rescue disk so i think i can fix it if i knew where to look and what to edit in the file. This might be the solution for both of us.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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The X configuration file is located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf
But what exactly to change in it -- it's a difficult question to answer without additional information...

You should be able to log in console mode, though. So, you don't need a rescue disk.

Last edited by Uncle_Theodore; 01-29-2008 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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Victory

First i booted from a livecd thinking i could access my files but I couldn't so i opened the xorg.config file from the livecd's boot image and wrote down the contents which were:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us+inet"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

I didn't know how to boot to console so i used the rescue disc to mount my drive. I got to the xorg.config file and typed the above configuration and victory.
Im not sure if that configuration will work for you but if u run a livecd and find the xorg.conf file it generates that will work for u for sure.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 08:44 AM   #7
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xorg config

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Thanks trunix ..I'm just geeting familiar with linux ,what is exactly xorg config.
xorg config is the config file located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. The config is needed so you computer knows wich drivers he need, wich resolution is supported, etc... It contains all information to set up you monitor and video card good up. Xorgconfig is a tool, so you can generate a xorg.conf file with easy questions.

Greetz
Trunix
 
Old 01-30-2008, 11:31 AM   #8
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Backed up xorg.conf

I read somewhere that when you reconfigure the xorg.conf file the previous configuration is saved to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup so if u replace the modified file with the backup you might get lucky.
 
  


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