nvidia driver problems

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 3 17:11:19 UTC 2009

On Friday 03 Jul 2009 00:17:34 Jack Trades wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at ntlworld.com>wrote:
> >
> > OK it's installed, but we really need to see the xorg log when you are
> > using the restricted driver. Although you can't log in 'properly' you might
> > be able to get in from one of the other terminals - Ctrl-Alt-F4 will get you
> > to a text terminal where you can log in as yourself. You could copy the xorg
> > log somewhere, switch back to the nv driver, and log in again then post the
> > log output.
> >
> Here's a link to the Xorg.0.log as I don't want to send it in multiple
> emails again.
> http://plr.sourceforge.net/xorg_log

Well it's chock full of errors from the nvidia driver. That's something. Now we just have to figure out what they mean.

(II) NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Error recovery failed.
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***

First thing I looked at is this:
"Virtual screen size determined to be 1920 x 1080"
Is this the correct resolution for your monitor? If not, try adding a preferred mode option under the "Monitor" section of xorg.conf, eg for 1024x768 it would be
Option "PreferredMode" "1024x768"

If that's not the problem then I'm afraid I'm stuck. The errors start happening after
(==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
maybe this gives someone a clue?


> Sorry I didn't post this earlier but I don't recall being able to switch
> terminals before, maybe I just wasn't patient enough as it took quite some
> time.
> Jack Trades

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