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Old 01-04-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Question Black screen after upgrading a PCLinuxOS HD-installation


Hi there,

PCLinuxOS (pclinuxonline.com/pclos/index.html)is a Mandrake-/Mandriva-'Clone'. After upgrading my PCLinuxOS 0.92 HD-installation (via synaptic or shell) it's no longer possible to start the X window system . Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (or rebooting) abruptly stops with an 'invitation' to login ('noname: '). Logging in (as root or user) and adding the startx-command leads to the following error message:

Backtrace:
0: /etc/X11/X(xf86SigHandler+0x86) [0x8089636]
1: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 [0xa7e3bca8]
2: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so [0xa79a0191]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.


The Xorg.0.log only shows the following error:

...
...
...
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1280x1024"
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) Option "dpms" "false"
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX
(==) RandR enabled
...
...
...




My xorg.conf looks like this:
Code:
 # File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "de(nodeadkeys)"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "1280x1024 @ 76 Hz"
    HorizSync 30.0-82.0
    VertRefresh 56-76
    
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "nVidia Corp."
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 (generic)"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS" "false"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
EndSection
Any idea what might have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance!


By the way: forbidding people to post links to other urls who have not at least posted 5 times must make the admins feel really great mustn't it? Nice kind of censorship for true lovers of the GPL!!!
 
Old 01-04-2006, 03:29 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by snoopydoo
By the way: forbidding people to post links to other urls who have not at least posted 5 times must make the admins feel really great mustn't it? Nice kind of censorship for true lovers of the GPL!!!
Grow up. The ban on posting URLs for people with less than 5 posts is to prevent spammers. And since you are so good at this, there is a place you could have searched. It's the Website Suggestions and Feedback forum. Or you could have asked about it offline. And "censorship"? How on earth is waiting for 5 posts censorship?
 
  


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