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Old 03-11-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 xserver crash


Upgraded to 10.0 from a stable 9.2. Install went well but when I rebooted the system xserver failed to load. Can't start KDE, Gnome or any desktop. Any ideas on how to repair or get X to run?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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It could be as simple as reconfiguring your X server. Try running xf86config and redo all of your video card settings. I hope that helps.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Thks wmartino. I've tried that already but no luck. Still playing around with xf86 but if nothing then guess will have to reinstall. Any other ideas are most welcomed!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:26 PM   #4
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When you say you upgraded do you do a fresh install. I have found in the past that the upgrade function with mandrake is not very good.

Also what kind of video card do you have?


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Old 03-11-2004, 07:01 PM   #5
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The card is nvidia tnt64.

My machine was running 9.2 without any problems. In retrospect I guess I made the mistake of upgrading to 10.0 instead of doing a fresh install. As I said the install went smoothly no problems except now i can't get a gui to run.

As root I ran xf86config entered the generic nvidia drivers since I cannot find spefic drivers for the tnt64 card and no luck.

Now my alternative I guess is to reinstall 10.0 this time using the install function. Now I'm not sure if I do that will I destroy all the data that I had on the machine? I guess if I don't mess around with the partitions then 10.0 should install freshly ontop of itself?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:56 PM   #6
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Wmartino,

Well, I rebooted with the iso cd's and upgraded 10.0 ontop of itself. Since there was nothing to upgrade once i was taken to the configure page for the services and equipment, I changed the video card to generic 'nv'. Finished the install, rebooted and XF86 started! Brilliant! Gotta love linux and the community! if I were using windoze would be looking at reformating and installing again.

Thanks again for your suggestions!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:21 PM   #7
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I am glad you got it working. Yes you gotta love the linux. I have only been using since September but since then I have to linux boxes running. One is an email and web server the other a desktop unit. Anyway enough rambling glad you got it working.
 
  


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