X won't start at boot with NVidia driver
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Tue Feb 5 01:00:16 UTC 2008
Ed Jabbour wrote:
> On Monday 04 February 2008 4:40 pm Sven Richter wrote:
>> Am Montag 04 Februar 2008 19:43:19 schrieb Ed Jabbour:
>>> Running kubuntu 7.10 on an HP laptop. I downloaded the proper driver
>>> from the Nvidia site and it installed with no error messages. I ran
>>> startx and no problems. However, at a reboot, X would not start - screen
>>> not found. I edited xorg.conf to load the vesa driver and got X. The
>>> NVidia driver will not run correctly until I delete a number of libnvidia
>>> .so files and a few others from the /usr/lib directory. It then installs
>>> and startx works, but not at reboot. The same process over and over.
>>> Any hints, pointers, etc appreciated.
>> I had the same problem with the old nvidia binary 1.0x49 iirc.
>> After booting i had to kill kdm, rmmod nvidia and the modprobe nvidia
>> Aftwards x could be started.
>> I assume i messed up some things cause i tried the drivers from
>> the repos.
>> Then in installed the new binary driver 169.09 and the problem was fixed.
> Yes, that's the same run package I used. I tried the nvidia-new-glx and a
> bunch of other stuff - that didn't work either. So I ran the 169.09 package,
> removed all the nvidia stuff manually, etc. as above. I don't dare shut down
> this machine, though. Should I have "nvidia" in /etc/modules? From where
> are modules loaded at boot, anyway?
When you have problems such as this the first place to look is
/var/log/Xorg.0.log. It will normally give you a good idea of what when
wrong. Not a great idea to delete files and such till you know the root
cause. But, maybe you looked in the log and just didn't post the errors...
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