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Old 02-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
cajunaggie
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Exclamation Disabled GDM after installing NVIDIA graphics driver


I'm currently running Ubuntu Warty Warthog. I installed the NVIDIA graphics driver and rebooted my computer. When it booted back up it attempted to start the GDM three times. After the third time it gave me a message saying it cannot start Xserver because of an incorrect setup and to restart the GDM when the setup was correct. I have no GUI access ony the shell access. I need to know what I need to do. I have no experience with this sort of things. Explicit instructions please from the shell please.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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What error message did you get? Something like screens found but no useful setup? You have to edit your /etc/XF86Config-4 file so it reflects your stuff right. You can also use "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" as root to get a question program that sets the stuff. You're probably using the wrong driver now. You'll want to use the driver called nvidia
 
Old 02-05-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Originally posted by darkleaf
What error message did you get? Something like screens found but no useful setup? You have to edit your /etc/XF86Config-4 file so it reflects your stuff right. You can also use "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" as root to get a question program that sets the stuff. You're probably using the wrong driver now. You'll want to use the driver called nvidia
I did install nvidia. I followed the instructions that the Ubuntu user's guide gives.
It tells me: "I cannot start Xserver (your graphics display) because XFree86 is not properly configured. Would you like to run a diagnosis?" I click "YES" and it brings up a display of XFree86 information. My options are "Would you like to view advanced diagnostic?" Since I can't do anything else I click "YES". It displays the same information and says "I will not start Xserver until the GDM has been properly configured."
I haven't tried "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" yet, so maybe that will help

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Old 02-05-2005, 03:24 PM   #4
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You just need to run your xorg or xfree86 config.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 04:11 PM   #5
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I ran those and went with the default options. It still won't load the GDM and it's still telling me that the GDM is improperly configuered. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 10:47 PM   #6
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What happens when you login to the console and run "startx".
 
Old 02-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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I get the same error message
 
  


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