Further to My Display Problems

Irena and Richard Jenkins richard.jenkins at internode.on.net
Sun Feb 11 08:48:00 UTC 2007

On Saturday I sent an email warning others about the latest kernel ... 
resulting in no working xserver.  I got around this problem by choosing the 
next but last one ... 2.6.17-10 ... which was still working on my system.  I 
did some more poking around my installation today ... and managed to really 
screw things up!!

I have an NVIdia card for my video ... and I kept on getting error messages 
saying that the nvidia extensions to the kernel (or whatever they are called) 
were not installed properly ... hence I had no display.  So, back to CLI!!  
No problem, I removed and reinstalled the nvidia drivers ... with the 
commands apt-get remove nvidia-glx and then apt-get install nvidia-glx.  Then 
I followed this with nvidia-glx-config enable.  Still no joy.

Went back an extra stage with dpkg-reconfig xserver-xorg.  This refused to 
give me a working display until I abandoned the nvidia choice ... and used 
vesa.  My card wasn't even recognised..

Now I have a working display ... but very much below full capabilities!!

I think there's more work to do...


Irena and Richard Jenkins
Canberra,  AUSTRALIA

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