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Old 07-20-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
Sandie
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Question Suse 10.2 boot problem


After doing a download ( nvidia driver-perhaps an incorrect one) the pc will not boot up completely.This was after a complete fresh install as it was staring to act unstable. It will give the blue spash screen then goes to scrolling text to a login request. I can login OK but do not know what to do at this point. Also I've seen on the install cd #1 that there is a rescue operation but also do not know what commands I need from there. I used cd #1 to get to XP, so do have acess to the web on this machine. Thanks in advance for any and all help. Sandie
 
Old 07-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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As a first guess, you are probably booting into multiuser mode. This means the system is operating properly, but X (the GUI environment) is not running. Type startx at the command prompt and see what happens.

Also, if you were having problems and downloaded an NVIDIA driver, did you attempt an install of that driver? What you describe is not likely to occur after a download, but it is likely to occur after trying to configure x.org and having something go wrong.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hi Cogar; Thanks for the quick reply and suggestion. Unfortunately it didn't work. what the response was is; Fatal error inserting nvidia /lib/modules/2.6.2.0.15-ccj49 desktop. Then further down: Failed to load NVIDIA Kernel module.Fatal server error. Fatal IO error 104. Re you're question as to installing the driver. I didn't do anything additional, thought that that would happen automatically. What should happen next? Should I try removing this kernel?Thanks again Sandie
 
Old 07-21-2007, 12:04 AM   #4
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Try logging in as root.

Then type "init 3", then "init 5" and see what the error is. You can also try typing "kdm" to see what fails as you log in to KDE or if you're using Gnome then "gdm".

You may have to remove your module by typing rmmod. You can see all active kernel modules by typing lsmod.

Also have a look in /etc/X11/ for xorg.conf which is your graphical config file. Perhaps there's an old version there you can revert back to. You can also try to remove or change references in the file so its not to nvidia. To edit the file use pico. "pico xorg.conf"

Hope this helps give you some tools to get your issue resolved.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Suse 10.2 boot problem

Mixed results on some of the suggestions from crazibri. init 3 and then init 5 state reached with no apparent problesm . However I'm getting a response of command not found when typing in "rmmod" .Should I have something else to go with this. If i do that from the Rescue section of cd #1 it will attempt to remove but I then get module(?) not found. NVIDIA anything does not show after lsmod.Is this a kernel or module? I've tried several variations of what I had written down as the module info, but still "not found" . Any further thoughts on that? If the kernel module is not loading or not found could it be that it is not installed or nor correctly?. Re garding the sugestions to check out etc/x11 I could use some clarification on that. Thanks again Sandie
 
Old 07-21-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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log in as root and type sax2 and suse will try to reconfigure X your windows environment and will most likely do so with the nv driver without 3d. Later you can install nvidia driver again, the easiest way to install it is to add http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.2/
as a install source in yast.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 07:07 AM   #7
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Suse 10.2

Thanks for all of the response. I've decided that this is beyond my abilities to sort out. I'll do a fresh install. Then look for some info on the correct nvidia driver. Thanks Sandie
 
Old 07-25-2007, 12:23 PM   #8
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As a comment, I have noted performance issues with the precompiled (RPM) Nvidia drivers. That is, they perform poorly, as though you are running a 10-year-old computer. The best way to install is using the drivers you get from Nvidia, starting at this page:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

The procedure goes like this:
1. Select your architecture. If you are on a PC and not using a 64-bit version of SUSE, you would probably choose Linux IA32.
2. After clicking on the link you will come to a page where you download the package in the format: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run
You will probably have the fewest problems if you save it in your personal directory (/home/your_name).
3. Get out of GUI mode by becoming root (type su in a terminal window and enter the administrative password) and then enter init 3.
4. Navigate to the directory that contains the package and enter:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run -q
This installs installs the driver. You will be asked to agree to their license, be asked some questions, or told that some files do not yet exist, etc. Although what people see will vary, the process is straightforward.
5. When that completes, enter:
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
where 0 is a digit, not a letter. When this completes you should be good to go. Entering init 5 should take you back to your desktop. If it does not, restart your computer using:
shutdown -r now

More detailed instructions can be found at the Nvidia site here:
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...r-HOWTO.html#1
 
  


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