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Old 03-06-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Nvidia drivers work on install but not when rebooting


Top of the morning,

Debian Etch 2.16.18-4-686
Costume X

I have been following [HTML]http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers[/HTML] to install Nvidia's drivers, which works up until the point where I check to see if rendering is working. When I check
Code:
glxinfo |grep rendering
I get no response, just another prompt on the next line. To get around this, I close X and install Nvidia's driver as root, and this works fine, under root.
The problem is it works only as root, if I try to log in as a regular user X freezes up and I have to reboot. When I reboot, it is as though I never installed Nvidia's drivers, I just get X is not working and I have to go through it all again.

Any idea as to what I am doing wrong?

Eric.

Also, X is configured with my mouse to emulate three buttons, though it is no longer working with the nvidia driver installed.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Reconfiguring the X server should solve the mouse-problem:
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
As for the nvidia stuff: it requires installation in a text enviroment, so no X should be running!
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Top of the morning DM,

I took a closer look at my X configuration, and I had set it to psaux, which caused the problem. So that one is taken care of.

With respect to the Nvidia driver: I log in as single user without starting X as root, and the installation works just fine. The problem is when I try to log in as a regular user, X freezes up. If I work as root, everything works just fine up until reboot. I'm not sure what is happening.

Thanks for helping,
Eric.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
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You mentioned a custom X in your original post. What's the contents of the Xorg config file? (please clean all comments out, i.e. every line starting with # is ballast)
 
  


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