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Wow! This morning was a ride. I went o bed while this massive update was being done. Got up this morning and rebooted. Good thing I have another Slackware install to fall back on whilst I research problems.
Thanks to all of you that posted - both the problems and solutions. I was up and running in seconds.
not sure if it applies, but remember also to remove the obsoleted xf86-video-radeonhd, as Robby suggests in the link above.
Unfo, disabling the compositing helped me just to start X with vesa driver.
Didn't know xf86-video-radeonhd is obsolete, the ChangeLog doesn't say anything.
Anyway, thanks for the ideas but neither of the above helped me.
x blew up on me. I rebooted into init3, ran startx, and it tells me taht the server has a video driver abi version that this driver does not officially support. Then I get a fatal error, no screens found. I tried reinstalling the Nvidia drivers from Slackbuilds.org... no good. Help!
Are you running at least a 2.6.35 kernel? I know I don't upgrade kernels real often, and when I first used Robby's new xorg packages I had to first update the kernel. The nvidia driver I am using is 256.52. I just run the script, not the slackbuild version.
Yes, I'm running the .35 kernel. But I can't get a graphical login screen with the nv drivers, either. I ran rmmod to ditch the nvidia module, changed xorg to the nv drivers, and I got a little white box at the top of my screen with the following:
kstartupconfig4 does not exist or fails. The error code is 127. Check your installation.
Distribution: Slackware64-current with "True Multilib." FreeBSD.
Looks like we have the same card and the same problem.
I disabled compositing, but it didn't make a bit of difference.
Up until last night, I have always downloaded the 'current' files to my hard drive and installed them from there. Last night I used slackpkg to do the upgrade so my 'current' files, prior to last night, were untouched.
So, I used upgradepkg to re-install the 'x' files from my 'current' 'x' directory and at least now I can use Xfce. I haven't tried KDE, yet.
I'll wait a few more days before trying to install last nights upgrades, again.
Last edited by cwizardone; 11-15-2010 at 11:20 AM.
Did a bit more google searching, was I supposed to allow it to upgrade aaa_elflibs? I'd just do it, but my google searching also suggested that it might be a bad idea to upgrade that package after upgrading the other ones. Someone please advise...