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jquinn 09-19-2007 04:19 PM

Software Update-> Failed to start X server - Fatal error inserting NVIDIA
 
hello,
recently did a software update in Suse 10.2
New NVDIA drivers selected.


upon reboot I get the following error:
"xserver disabled restart GDM when configured correctly"

"Failed to start the x server ... It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem?"

YES ->

X windows system 7.1.99.902 (7.2.0 RC2)
Release Date: 13 Nov 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.99.902
Build Op System openSUSE SUSE Linux
Current Op System linux-PD 2.6.18.8-0.5-default#1smp
Module Loader Present

...
Fatal error inserting NVIDIA (/lib/modules/2.6.18.8-0.5-default
(EE) NVIDIA (0) Failed to load the NVIDIA Kernel Module



Stuck at login prompt.
Found a thread that suggested to boot into failsafe mode, login as root and run SAX2, but it aborts out and says that it couldnt start the configuration server: /var/log/SaX.log


very long to type here...
any suggestions?



thanks
jquinn

reddazz 09-19-2007 04:32 PM

You could edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver from nvidia to nv. Once you have X up and running, try reinstalling the nvidia driver.

jquinn 09-19-2007 07:00 PM

I did as you said and I was able to get xserver back, thanks

lets see if I can goof up the driver update.




jquinn

jquinn 09-20-2007 08:44 AM

I went to this site
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html

however I dont see instructions for Suse 10.2/Intel 64bit

does anyone have any suggestions?



thank you for your time
jquinn


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