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Old 11-03-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
rebelcan
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x no longer runs..... (?)


i just upgraded my debian system last night ( just a routine 'apt-get update; apt-get upgrade' ). everything went peachy, and i can't remember if any of the x-server stuff was touched. but this morning when i turned on my computer, lo and behold, x can't boot. at first i thought the upgrade did something with my nvidia driver, so i quickly reinstalled it. but still, no luck. here's the error report from /var/log/XFree86.0.log:

Code:
(II) NVIDIA X Driver  1.0-6111  Tue Jul 27 07:56:22 PDT 2004
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:08:0
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
        [0] -1  0       0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
        [1] -1  0       0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
        [2] -1  0       0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [3] -1  0       0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
        [4] -1  0       0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
        [5] -1  0       0xe8001000 - 0xe80010ff (0x100) MX[B]
        [6] -1  0       0xe8000000 - 0xe80000ff (0x100) MX[B]
        [7] -1  0       0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
        [8] -1  0       0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
        [9] -1  0       0xe4000000 - 0xe4ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
        [10] -1 0       0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
        [11] -1 0       0xe6000000 - 0xe607ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
        [12] -1 0       0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
        [13] -1 0       0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [14] -1 0       0x0000e400 - 0x0000e4ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [15] -1 0       0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
        [16] -1 0       0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
        [17] -1 0       0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
        [18] -1 0       0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[B]
        [19] -1 0       0x0000d000 - 0x0000d0ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) resource ranges after probing:
        [0] -1  0       0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
        [1] -1  0       0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
        [2] -1  0       0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [3] -1  0       0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
        [4] -1  0       0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
        [5] -1  0       0xe8001000 - 0xe80010ff (0x100) MX[B]
        [6] -1  0       0xe8000000 - 0xe80000ff (0x100) MX[B]
        [7] -1  0       0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
        [8] -1  0       0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
        [9] -1  0       0xe4000000 - 0xe4ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
        [10] -1 0       0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
        [11] -1 0       0xe6000000 - 0xe607ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
        [12] 0  0       0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
        [13] 0  0       0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
        [14] 0  0       0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
        [15] -1 0       0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
        [16] -1 0       0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [17] -1 0       0x0000e400 - 0x0000e4ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [18] -1 0       0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
        [19] -1 0       0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
        [20] -1 0       0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
        [21] -1 0       0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[B]
        [22] -1 0       0x0000d000 - 0x0000d0ff (0x100) IX[B]
        [23] 0  0       0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
        [24] 0  0       0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.3.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
        ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE4000000
(WW) System lacks support for changing MTRRs
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
which i don't get, because it said the same thing before and after i reinstalled the driver. ......ERG!

would this have anything to do with the 'vgahw' module that is the last one loaded? i'll try with the nvidia driver loaded and vgahw not loaded..... see if that works....

anyhoo.... any help much appreciated. using the vesa driver for now, which makes screen much to small.

btw, runing debian unstable kernel 2.6.8.1
 
Old 11-03-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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Have a look at /var/log/nvidia-installer.log there maybe a clue as to why the kernel module is failing.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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i checked the installer log... everything went fine. i also tried moving the 'vgahw' module so that it wouldn't load, but it's needed by the nvidia module... so that didn't work.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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what happens if you manually modprobe the nvidia module ? does it load ?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:59 PM   #5
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yeah. that works. grrr .
 
  


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