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Old 01-28-2007, 03:11 AM   #1
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stuck at the localhost prompt


Hi
I have Mandriva 2006 which worked well till I tried to install the *torrent* packages.
After the installation the torrent logo screen would come up briefly then disappear.
I rebooted the PC and now the system gets stuck trying to start mandi daemon which eventually times out and gives me localhost login: again.
As suggested in a forum, I tried "chkconfig mandi off" (apparently mandi is not essential to the system)and this allowed the startup to go further but it still stops with the localhost login:
as a newbee I don't know where to go from here can anyone help?
Geoff
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
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You can try "startx" with out the quotes
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:32 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff3
Hi
I have Mandriva 2006 which worked well till I tried to install the *torrent* packages.
Does this mean you tried to upgrade the OS?

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...still stops with the localhost login:
If you did an upgrade, perhaps you missed the part where you set it to start Xorg on boot up. Try logging in as root, then use command startx or X.

If it starts the GUI, log in, and set Xorg to start on boot up.
Menu > System > Configure > Configure Your Computer > Hardware > Set up the graphical server > Options > set a check in the box next to "Automatically start the..." > click OK. Reboot system to test.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:34 AM   #4
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I suggest you read your logfiles, /var/log/syslog and /var/log/Xorg.0.log to begin with. See if those logfiles, or others you consider important, have errors that might cause this problem.

Also, what happens if you try to
Code:
init 5
assuming runlevel 5 is, as in many distributions, the graphical runlevel? It probably produces same kind of error(s) than startx if it fails. They might help solving this out.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 04:48 AM   #5
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Thanks to all for the quick response,

No I was not doing an OS upgrade I installed 5 or 6 files that concerned "bittorrent" transfers to copy music. These packages may have called for other packages that concerned the OS, not sure.

Found the following pbs in the Xlog:
(WW) LoadModule: given non-canonical module name ".......
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
(EE) failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No devices detected
Fatal server error
no screens found

I tried startx, and this gave me more or less tha same as the log file

init 5, gave me again the same error

It is not a hardware graphics card error as Windows works ok

Hope this helps
Geoff
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #6
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more info on nvidia pbs?

I've just tried installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run that I picked-up from the Nvidia website.
It gave me:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most frequently etc......
kernel modules built agaist wrong kernel sources etc...... or version gcc that differs from one used to build target kernel....rivafb/nvidiafb etc...

I think I must have updated something in the OS which has produced some incompatibility

????????????
Geoff
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:24 PM   #7
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That error resulted because the rpm package you attempted to install was built against a different kernel version than you are using.

If you want to use the proprietary drivers from Nvidea, you should get the nvidea package from plf for Mandriva 2006.0. There are two packages, one for newer nvidea video cards (nvidia-8776-0.1.20060plf.i586,rpm) and the other for vintage cards (nvidia_legacy-7182-3.1.20060plf.i586.rpm).

HTH,
 
Old 01-30-2007, 10:43 AM   #8
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Smile it's fixed !!

Thanks for all the suggestions,

but I cheated in the end and reinstalled the OS!

I couldn't get to grips with the nvidia plf stuff with the keys and everything.

Anyway it was a learning experience and I'll do better next time

Geoff
 
  


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