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Meriadoc 06-18-2004 04:48 AM

logout in x doesn't work and nvidia doesn't boot
Hi all,
I have two strange problems that I think are related. The first is during boot, nine times out of ten X won't start but dumps me to root login. I discovered I had to do 'modprobe nvidia', login under my own username and then type 'startx' to get the machine going.
When I logout in the graphic shell (to login as another user for instance), the machine crashes to the text line mode again. The weird thing is that it crashes with a different error every time. I have written down a two:
- waiting for X server to shut down FreeFontPath: FPE "unix/:-1" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
- clients rejected from local host
Now my hands are just itching to do yet another reinstall, but my mind is resisting. Reinstalling is for Windoze users, and besides I won't learn anything if I do that. I am failing rather miserably at finding a soluting for this problem. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance,

jeffreybluml 06-18-2004 06:40 AM

This may or may not work, but if you'r not getting any other help it's worth a try...

I "broke" my nvidia driver one day while playing GLTron. DOn't know what happened, it was fine, but GLTron froze and after reboot I could no longer boot. So, I entered runlevel 3 (/sbin/init 3) and re-installed the nvidia drivers, then re-edited my XFree86 file, and rebooted. All was better...

So, for kicks, try re-installing your nvidia driver. It's worth a shot...

Good luck!

Meriadoc 06-18-2004 12:32 PM

I gave it a shot, and it seems to have fixed my problems for now. I faintly remember trying out the laserbikes game, but I'm not sure if it was before or after my problems started. But everything works once again.
Thanks for the help.

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