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Old 11-07-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
CollieJim
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xorg update problems


After a month of inactivity I just updated my Gentoo box, and now have no access to the KDE desktop.

No mouse, no keyboard. Xorg.0.log, when it is available, shows a version mismatch between mouse_drv and kbd_drv, and xorg. Thus no drivers loaded and no access.
Code:
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.5.3, module version = 1.4.0
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1
(EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the server's version (4)
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//mouse_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) No input driver matching `mouse'
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.5.3, module version = 1.3.2
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1
(EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the server's version (4)
(II) UnloadModule: "kbd"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//kbd_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) No input driver matching `kbd'
That requires pressing the reset button, which results in a corrupt root filesystem. When I reboot, /dev/sda2 is fixed and another reboot is required.

Also, and more worrying, I'm getting a "Stale NFS file handle" error on /var/log/xorg.0.log.old quite regularly. Once I got it on Xorg.0.log. According to the documentation and searches I've seen that error is only expected for NFS mount points.

fsck shows errors on /var's partition when the 'stale NFS' error occurs. The NFS error has not appeared anywhere else. Yet. I added 2 place-holder files in /var/log just in case there is a bad spot on the disk. e2fsck -cc /dev/sda2 (and sda9) does not cure the problem.

It would be *really* nice to get my desktop back.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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To boot without X.
If you previous configured a run-level without X edit the kernel line on grub(you can press 'e' on grub menu) and add softlevel=my_runlevel_without_x to kernel
Code:
example:
kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-2.4.25 root=/dev/hda3 softlevel=my_runlevel_without_x
If you previous didn't configured a run-level without X, press 'I' during boot and allow every process to start except hal, dbus, and xdm



Do the next steps every time you upgrade your kernel or xorg

Code:
emerge -av `qlist -I -C x11-drivers/`
That's back quotes `

If you don't have module-rebuild installed:
Code:
emerge sys-kernel/module-rebuild
module-rebuild populate
After module-rebuild installed:
Code:
module-rebuild rebuild

Last edited by ammorais; 11-08-2009 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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That did it! Thanks.
The emerge `qlist... rebuilt the keyboard and mouse drivers, among a lot that I did not need.

I think it was a combination of that, and a fresh emerge --sync.

Now I just have to get used to KDE4...
 
  


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