argh, now ive done it.
i installed nvidia 4191 drivers. they worked. good
. then whilst on a roll i decided to try and 'play' (read 'tamper') with more bits of linux
. i did a few things as per a jetblackz how-to
(only my stupidity had mucked things up, the how-to is cool);
1./ i did the security improvements by uninstalling apache, fetchmail, inetd,openssh,portmap,samba,2x sendmail's.
2./ i went on to try and get the sound & APM working by enabling the modprobe emu10k1 & APM bits respectively, then did
chmod 660 /dev/dsp
chmod 660 /sbin/modprobe emu10k1
ya see, i might have accidentally mistyped the second one as:
chmod 660 /sbin/modprobe
as the first attempt said it couldnt find the file or something.
then i tried startx but it didnt load and gave this;
"(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!"
i hunted through the nvidia readme and it mentioned this... basically it didnt help though as i did initially had the new drivers working fine. so i tried to 'reinstall' (the idea of doing this is probably a mindowz hangover, probably a bad linux method of fixing stuff), and upon trying to re-'make install' in theNVIDIA_kernel... folder it said permession was denied to:
so this sounds as if it has to do with the chmod-ing i tried to do above.. but maybe have done it to something i shouldn't have.
i then got back into X by reverting to the standard NV display drivers. but not i couldn't get online... pants! so i then manually reinstalled the 8 programs (eventually!
) i had previously removed and reinstated the lines in the /etc/inetd.conf file. but still i cant get online in linux, i had to revert to mindowz to do this (
here's the pppd dial-up error:
The pppd daemon died unexpectedly!
Exit status: 4
See 'man pppd' for an explanation of the error codes
or take a look at the kppp FAQ on
sorry for the long post, thanks for any help in advance.