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Old 06-25-2006, 01:38 AM   #1
Skeith2005
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Question NVIDIA Drivers error


Hey. I just installed the NVIDIA GeForce drivers for my laptop and I let the tool that came with it edit the xorg.conf file itself. Well, when I start up, I get an X Server error and I can't boot to KDE or Gnome. I went back to the xorg.conf file and redid the needed changes that were in the NVIDIA readme myself with vim, but It gives me the same error. This pops up when I put in the kde command:

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jun 25 01:30:37 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
using vt 7
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failure to construct a valid mode list: no modes remaining.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found.

Blah blh blah about the X.Org foundation.

XI0: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I'm new at Linux and I'm running Mandriva LE 2005. Does anyone know how to fix it or, at the very least, return the xorg.conf set back to the default settings? Thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
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I would download the driver off of nvidia.com and then run the installer as root, it will make a module and then it will edit you xorg.conf for you. You startx and everything should world.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by cereal83
I would download the driver off of nvidia.com and then run the installer as root, it will make a module and then it will edit you xorg.conf for you. You startx and everything should world.
I did that. X Serv won't boot afterwards. That's the problem. After it edited the xorg.conf file, it starting refusing the boot the X serv. I'm wondering if it's possible to just return the xorg.conf file back to the way it was without having to reinstall Mandriva.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:56 AM   #4
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Yeah, if there's s file called xorg.conf~ in /etc/X11, that's the backup. You can just "cp xorg.conf~ xorg.conf" (from within /etc/X11, otherwise use the whole path, which you'll need to do for both filenames).
 
Old 06-25-2006, 02:08 AM   #5
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Yeah, if there's s file called xorg.conf~ in /etc/X11, that's the backup. You can just "cp xorg.conf~ xorg.conf" (from within /etc/X11, otherwise use the whole path, which you'll need to do for both filenames).
ALright, thanks. I copied the xorg.conf.backup and it overwrit the regular and I can access my Graphical Desktop. Thanks!
 
  


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