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Old 09-18-2006, 07:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't boot window X after installing nvidia drivers!

I just installed the nvidia drivers on FC5, edited the xorg.conf file (removing the Load lines - adding the Load line - changing Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia") and rebooted the system.

in the startup section it can't boot the X system, and I get stuck with the command prompt...

when I changed back to the original xorg.conf file, it boots X, but when I log in and the loading screen shows up, it gets stuck at "Window Manager" for like 5 mins. when I finally get on, the window system is acting weird.. I cant see the minimize, maximize, close icons in the upper right corner of windows - I cant switch between windows - + some other things.
before I installed the nvidia driver, this xorg.conf file worked fine, and like i said the one modified for nvidia doesnt boot X correctly.

anyways here's the log file from the time the xorg.file was edited and i couldnt boot X :

erm nevermind i cant copy and paste from different programs either...
Old 09-19-2006, 01:58 AM   #2
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At 1st I would recommend that you start into init3 then check if you have got a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak any kind of automatically generated backupfile?
Then copy that back to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Next check if you downloaded the correct nvidia driver.
And also proof that you selected the correct Monitor type. Within X.
Then start again in Init3 and start the nvidia driver install again.
After completed don't start X directly. copy the xorg.conf again to e.g. xorg.conf.current then edit the xorg.conf where Driver is to nvidia and remove only the line DRI.
Reboot the system from init 3. (if you didn't change the inittab you should start in init5 as default)
If it still fails you can also check out the pre-compiled ones from livna.


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