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Old 09-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a linux newbie trying to install slackware. Not sure if this Q pertains to this thread topic but I think it does.

I have been following the 'How to install slackware: a complete tutorial' on notebookreview and I have it installed and logged in as root but when I type startx the desktop comes up for a sec then crashes back to command line. I have tried all the color settings under xorgsetup. This is basically the error that I get;

(EE) NV: The PCI device 0x10de06c4 ((null)) at 01@00:00:0 has a kernel module claiming it
(EE) NV: This driver cannot operate until it has been unloaded.
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

I'm stuck here. Do I need to manually install the vid card driver? If so, how do I do that? I've googled some and tried to mount and access my cd drive with #mount /dev/hdc -t iso9660 -r /cdrom just to see if I could use it to install a driver, with no luck. The tutorials I've read for installing it download and install it from the desktop GUI which I can't get to, so maybe the driver is not even my problem??? very confusing.... It's disheartening to come this far and crash on the finish line.

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Run this from command prompt:

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

scroll down to the Section "Driver" and look for the line:

driver "(name of module)"

use the insert and delete keys to change the module listed (often this ends up as "modesetting" or "nv") to "nouveau".

Click the ESC key and type in -x to exit the vi editor and run startx again and X11 should load now without any issues.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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thanks for the help, and sorry for posting this in the wrong area.
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Run this from command prompt:

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
when I enter this I get a screen like
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/etc/x11/xorg.conf[NEWFILE]
Command

and I can't scroll down or do anything from here, except ctrl+alt+del
 
Old 09-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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Did you run the xorgsetup tool? xorg.conf might not have been generated if you haven't ran this tool.

Usually the first things I do when installing Slackware for the first time is to run the following commands in this order:

"alsaconf" (to setup the auto device)
"alsamixer" (to set the audio levels)
"alsactl store" (to save the audio levels I set from alsamixer)
"xorgsetup" (to generate an xorg.conf file)
"vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (to confirm or reconfigure my video card to the appropriate driver, in my case nouveau)

Afterwards the rest is up to you.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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Hi,

Slackware does not create a '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' by default. When one does a 'startx' attempts are made to load necessary modules & configs. If you look at '/etc/X11', you will find a sample configuration file: 'xorg.conf-vesa'. If all else fails you can either move or copy that file to '/etc/X11//xorg.conf'.

You should get in the habit of reading the available Slackware documentation on your install media;
Quote:
excerpt from CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
The version of Xorg in Slackware 13.37 will not (in most cases) require an
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Input hotplugging is no longer done using hal;
instead, it now uses udev for input device detection and keyboard mapping.

/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ is the "packaged" configuration directory; all
files ending with ".conf" in this directory are used by the X server
unless there is an identically-named file in the local sysadmin directory.
The local sysadmin config directory is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ - all files
ending with ".conf" in this directory are parsed.

There are several default config files in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/:
* 10-evdev.conf
a "catchall" file for input devices using the evdev driver; this
should work for most hardware in the absence of a better driver
* 50-synaptics.conf
overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the synaptics
driver for all touchpads
* 50-wacom.conf
overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the wacom driver
for Wacom tablets
* 90-keyboard-layout.conf
this sample ("normal" en layout) keeps the "old" default of
allowing Zap'ing the Xserver.
If you need to modify any of these defaults, then copy the relevant file
from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and edit the
copy.

You can still create an xorg.conf file if you wish, or you can create some
minimal xorg.conf snippets with only the specific contents that you wish
to override (as an example, to use a binary-only video driver) as separate
files in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory.

Regardless of your chipset (though it seems more common with intel), if KDE
crashes on startup, try disabling the Composite extension (which will also
disable all of the fancy desktop effects). Place the following content in
a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disable-composite.conf:
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
Best bet now would be do as ReaperX7 suggested.

HTH!
 
Old 10-03-2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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Yes I did xorgconfig. I was able to see the file with 'more /etc/X11/org.conf' and see it from ubuntu, but I couldn't figure out how to get permission to write to it. I tried chmod 777 with no luck, so someone else suggested to use 12.2 so I tried that and it installed with no hiccups. When I did xorgsetup and clicked ok for detect there was a flash and noticeable change in screen resolution, which it didn't do before, and then it asked me all kinds of keyboard questions like navajo cherokee etc. which it didn't get to at all in 13.37.

I'm looking at slacktop desktop now and going to dive right in! Thanks for the help!
 
  


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