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Old 01-28-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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Can't run X Windows after yum update


I am running Fedora Core 6 on an Intel Pentium 4 system. I performed a yum update last week, and then yesterday I needed to reboot the machine. Now, after rebooting, the system is unable to start the X Window server.

Here is the error output I get when issuing the startx command:

xauth: creating new authority file /home/tron/.serverauth.2883

X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-42.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux tkd 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 19:28:18 EST 2007 i686
Build Date: 09 January 2007
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-47.4.fc6
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jan 28 08:38:04 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.


I really don't have any idea what is wrong or how to fix the problem.
What can be done to get the X Windows server working again?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:03 AM   #2
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tell us more info about your hardware, and also check the log file, as listed in the output there. also provide your /etc/x11/xorg.conf
 
Old 01-28-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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also did you upgrade from XFree to xorg with that yum update? if so that will lead to some issues. make sure to grab all of the missing packages. as you have no distro listed i can only guess you are running an FC line of distro. the older FC used XFree, the newer vs run xorg.

FC also split several of the packages apart when they converted to xorg like the mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

hope that helps some.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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My system is a Pentium 4 running at 1.7 Gigahertz with 512 Megabytes or RAM. It has a 64 Megabyte nVidia GeForce 3 video card.

I do not remember if I upgraded from XFree to xorg. I don't remember seeing anything in the list of upgraded components that indicate the X Windows server was upgrading or changing. There were a lot of components updated when I ran yum last week.

The XOrg.0.log file is about 16 Kilobytes long. I think it would be impractical to lists its entire contents on this forum.

Here is the last portion of the log file that I hope provides enough information:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.9746
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.1.1
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.1.0
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.6
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 1.0-9746 Fri Dec 15 09:56:41 PST 2006
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 GPU installed in this system is
(WW) NVIDIA(0): supported through the NVIDIA 1.0-96xx Legacy drivers.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for
(WW) NVIDIA(0): more information. The 1.0-9746 NVIDIA driver will ignore
(WW) NVIDIA(0): this GPU. Continuing probe...
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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right, there's something about the new nvidia drivers obseleting older chipsets. read somethign very specific about this on livna, i think you need a seperate package, it's very clearly written there in flashing lights... should explain it all.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 05:08 PM   #6
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Did you try running system-config-display and reconfiguring it? I was reading somewhere that you shouldn't use the vendors drivers because they can cause problems.

Last edited by rtaft; 01-28-2007 at 05:09 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:32 PM   #7
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system-config-display does not exist on my system, so I cannot run it.

As far as I know I'm using the vendor drivers. I was under the impression I was getting the drivers that were provided by the Fedora Core distribution. The yum update always includes a kmod-nvidia update when there is a kernel update.

I expected that it would have downloaded and installed the proper driver for the latest kernel I updated to.

Where do I find the package that I need to install?
Where is it very clearly written in flashing lights?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:33 AM   #8
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clear as day at rpm.livna.org
 
Old 01-29-2007, 06:51 AM   #9
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yum install system-config-*
 
Old 01-29-2007, 11:30 PM   #10
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From the rpm.livna.org website, I executed these two commands:

yum remove kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

and that fixed the problem. I can now run X Windows again.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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