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Mandriva 2010.1 screen and keyboard freeze after login
I have been running Mandriva KDE for some time, quite successfully and have always been able to either upgrade or re-install new versions. Until 2010.1. The upgrade went OK and I logged in, only to have a complete freeze of screen, mouse and keyboard. I rebooted with Alt+PrtScr+B and the same result.

Has anyone else seen anything like this? Any recommendations gratefully received.

mecelec415 07-21-2010 01:16 AM

I don't think IŽ ve ever had a successful upgrade, always some program wont work as it used to or something wont work or the whole system runs slow and IŽve ended up formating reinstalling and reinstalling all programs I like to use. I usually have success from a clean install and don't bother to upgrade any more at the moment I m deciding if Im going to spend the rest of the day changing to Mandriva 2010.1. 07-21-2010 01:44 AM

Speaking to a friend who runs Debian, he suggested that my problem lies in the šnouveauš video driver. My video card is Nvidia ‎NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] which is probably not well supported by šnouveauš. So I will have to try to find a legacy Nvidia driver and load it while the system is booted into single-user mode (failsafe boot).

Can anyone help me to find and load such a driver? I can (just) follow complicated instructions!! 07-22-2010 09:42 AM

I reinstalled Mandriva 2010.1 and selected nv as the video driver. I further selected a specific resolution - 1280 x 1024 - and ran the test. That went OK. I rebooted and am posting my reply from the result. Thanks to my debian friend who warned me off nouveau.

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