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Old 09-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Software Update-> Failed to start X server - Fatal error inserting NVIDIA

recently did a software update in Suse 10.2
New NVDIA drivers selected.

upon reboot I get the following error:
"xserver disabled restart GDM when configured correctly"

"Failed to start the x server ... It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem?"

YES ->

X windows system (7.2.0 RC2)
Release Date: 13 Nov 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release
Build Op System openSUSE SUSE Linux
Current Op System linux-PD
Module Loader Present

Fatal error inserting NVIDIA (/lib/modules/
(EE) NVIDIA (0) Failed to load the NVIDIA Kernel Module

Stuck at login prompt.
Found a thread that suggested to boot into failsafe mode, login as root and run SAX2, but it aborts out and says that it couldnt start the configuration server: /var/log/SaX.log

very long to type here...
any suggestions?

Old 09-19-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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You could edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver from nvidia to nv. Once you have X up and running, try reinstalling the nvidia driver.
Old 09-19-2007, 08:00 PM   #3
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I did as you said and I was able to get xserver back, thanks

lets see if I can goof up the driver update.


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Old 09-20-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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I went to this site

however I dont see instructions for Suse 10.2/Intel 64bit

does anyone have any suggestions?

thank you for your time


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