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Old 11-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Slackware 13.0 / KDE


All,

I've just installed Slackware 13.0 64. I'm moving back from SlamD64 to Slackware. It installed easy enough but now when I bring KDE (kdm) up it stops or blank screens. The system doesn't lock, just doesn't bring KDE up. I can't even get it to the KDE login in screen. Anyone have this issue before?

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Old 11-14-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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Which runlevel do you boot your slackware in? You mention KDM - does that mean that you boot into runlevel 4 where the KDM screen should appear automatically? If you boot into runlevel 3, what you need to do is type: startx.
If you boot into runlevel 4, can you change it to 3 and type 'startx' and see what happens/any error messages.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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errors

Here are some of the errors I get when I run startx instead of kdm which I have always used. Unfortunately I don't remember all of them and some went passed before I could catch them

unable to find (or) start fbdev.
no screens found

(error 2)unable to connect to X server
(error 3)unable to connect to server

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've got a feeling I've forgot to load something when I installed.

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Old 11-15-2009, 04:50 AM   #4
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What video card have you got? Can you post the output of lspci?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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LSPCI

From what I can tell I'm booting up at Level 3

Here is the lspci

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
01:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)


Let me know if this does anything for you.

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Old 11-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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If you don't mind using proprietary drivers, it's very easy to install the latest driver
form NVidia's website:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

1. Download an appropriate driver. If you're using a 32-bit version of slackware, it'll be the following one:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...32_190.42.html

2. Type (as root):
Quote:
sh ./NVIDIA-whatever-version-it-is.run
You'll be asked a few questions. AFAIR, the answer should be 'yes' to all of them.

You're done. Type 'startx' and KDE should start. If (at any time) you want' to change your default window manager for X,
type: xwmconfig

HTH
 
Old 11-15-2009, 08:02 PM   #7
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64?

Cool Will this work on Slack 13.0 / 64?
 
Old 11-16-2009, 03:16 AM   #8
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Sorry, I didn't notice you've got a 64-bit version of Slack.
That's the link then:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_190.42.html
 
Old 11-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #9
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Thanks

You da man! Seriously Thanks, I'm anxious to try it out.
I'll keep you posted on the outcome.

Thanks
Ace

Hey why does LQ embarrass us by putting the OS we are on when we get on line LOL. I'm trying to get back to Slack as fast as I can!!!

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