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Old 05-20-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Nvidia drivers

Here is my problem.
I downloaded and installed the latest nvidia drivers.

I tried to boot using the normal procedure ("Linux" in lilo)
The loading screen flashes 3-4 times and it boots to the command line.

The log indicates an error with the initialization of the nvidia kermel

Now the funny works if I do the following

- Boot in failsafe
- Type telinit 5

Everything is fine (I get the nvidia logo when loading and my opengl games work fine).

Note that in my inittab file the run level is

I don't get it.
Any idea ?
Old 05-21-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
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Well, the difference between a failsafe boot and a normal boot is that certain startup scripts do not run in failsafe that run normally (it's like "Safe Mode" for Windows).

So clearly something in your regular level 5 init is messed up, but this does not run in a failsafe boot, so it works.

What would that be? I'd say check your logs; dmseg and/or /var/log/XFree86.0.log and try to see what exactly is failing in a normal boot so that you can adjust it.


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