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Old 07-09-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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X doesn't start anymore


Hi,

I've booted my Mandrake 10 laptop this morning. I connected it to another computer directly and configured the eth0 to use static ip. It didn't work, I tough that maybe if I rebooted it could work.

I rebooted and X wasn't starting anymore!!!

It is telling me that no kernel module was found... but I didn't update the kernel or whatever... I didn't even do a thing! I think I tryed to install checkinstall (to create rpms) but it gave me an error. I think it was related to permissions of /tmp. I didn't tryed anything else...

XFree86.0.log
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(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF0000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xFC000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.
...
I tryed reinstalling nVidia (61.06) it but it tells me that I don't have the kernel source... But I'm pretty sure I have them...

Thank you very much for any help.

big_gie

Last edited by big_gie; 07-09-2004 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 07:51 PM   #2
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Have you considered changing your configuration file to use another driver (nv). This would give you at least the ability to return to your graphical environment and would tell you if that's the only problem you're having.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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If you have your kernel in /usr/src/linux (link) have you got the configuration file you built the kernel with saved as .config?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:11 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Jose Muņiz
Have you considered changing your configuration file to use another driver (nv). This would give you at least the ability to return to your graphical environment and would tell you if that's the only problem you're having.
I could... but I don't know what I could do once kde is running... Maybe try to install the kernel source?

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If you have your kernel in /usr/src/linux (link) have you got the configuration file you built the kernel with saved as .config?
I do have 3 of those folders:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk
/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-14mdk
/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-15mdk

Only 2.6.3-15 has a complete subfolder set. The two others ave a .tmp_versions folder, an incude folder, and a .__modpost.cmd file.

So that could be it. I updated the kernel (2 days ago) but since I booted once or twice between, I though the update was succesfull. Why would I need more than 2 reboot to see changes?

I'll try changing my grub's menu.lst to boot the 2.6.3-15 kernel to see what gets me... Why does the update didn't update this file?

Anyway, thank you very much.

big_gie

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Old 07-10-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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have checked ur var/log files?? u may find something else
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:50 PM   #6
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There is like ~30 log files... Dunno where to start

I'm on Windows now. Will reboot, change grub's menu.lst to boot the linux-2.6.3-15mdk kernel and will post back feedback...

thank you
 
Old 07-10-2004, 01:15 PM   #7
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well 2 begin u can start with boot.log
also if u do ls -al under ur home dir u should c a file called .xsession-errors take a look at that
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:02 PM   #8
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You usually see that error when you change kernels, since the nvidia driver is a kernel module. If you're installing the kernels from rpms, then you might want to see if they have kernel-source rpms (redhat does this, but I don't know about mandrake).
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:12 PM   #9
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This is the end of my .xsession-errors:
Quote:
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warning: leaving MCOP Dispatcher and still 159 types alive.
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
The application 'magicdev' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
It doesnt seems to show me important info about the problem...

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You usually see that error when you change kernels, since the nvidia driver is a kernel module. If you're installing the kernels from rpms, then you might want to see if they have kernel-source rpms (redhat does this, but I don't know about mandrake).
Thats what I was telling myslef... But I can't find the *-15 kernel on /boot!!! only *-7 and *-14... But it seem that I have the *-15 source under /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-15mdk... but not anymore the source for -7 and -14...

Quote:
Originally posted by Jose Muņiz
Have you considered changing your configuration file to use another driver (nv). This would give you at least the ability to return to your graphical environment and would tell you if that's the only problem you're having.
Even "nv" does the same thing...

Since I seem to have the linux-2.6.3-15mdk source but not the kernel itself, I'll try to compile it... Any directive/suggestion for this?

Thank you.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:40 PM   #10
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Well, there are a few other things to change if you change the driver to/from nvidia - I think you also have to comment out some line relating to glx, and/or dri. Compiling the source would probably be easier, though. It's also possible that you installed -7 and -14 as kernel rpms, but -15 as kernel-source rpm. If that's the case, then all you have to do is find the -15 kernel rpm and install that, then boot into it.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:11 PM   #11
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I've formated my drive to get rid of useless thing I've tryed...

What do you guys think of Rust? (http://rust.sourceforge.net/) I'd like to use it so I won't scrap my installation... Is it usefull??
I don't mind compiling but I don't like not being able to uninstall things...

Thank you.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 08:46 PM   #12
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Well, when you're compiling from source, you can usually do a 'make uninstall' to remove things, but you have to still have the source folder to do that. I hadn't heard of rust, but it looks fairly useful, if it works well.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:10 PM   #13
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Can't install Rust... I get an error about /var/tmp/tmp3453 or something like this... Well, rust's last update was in 2001...

How can I do an rpm or a src.rpm from source? (maybe t could be another thread )
 
  


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