X starting but then quitting on Nvidia

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Tue Feb 5 20:18:45 UTC 2008


Karl Larsen wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>   
>>>     There has been a long learning curve on the Nvidia video device(s) 
>>> in Linux and it appears the best Linux drivers provided to us are not 
>>> well tested. In my case I find if there is a splash added to the kernel 
>>> list Nvidia will not start reliably.
>>>
>>>     Of late I have had to boot using the emergency kernel which has no 
>>> splash in the kernel line. That always works. But the normal boot up 
>>> fails more and more often.
>>>
>>>     So I deleted the splash in the main kernel and now it works fine too.
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>>     
>> Karl -
>>
>> Not sure if it matters or not however, I myself us an Nvidia card on my 
>> Fedora 8 box. I did not install the N-Drivers for it. I use the 8400 GS.
>>
>> Don't know it it makes a difference or not - This 8400 just worked when 
>> I popped it in an already-installed Fedora box.
>>
>>   
>     When it stops working try to remember what I said.
> 
> 
> KarlRestricted Drivers
> 
> 

Ahh - My fault. I assumed you were using the "Restricted Drivers" for 
your Nvidia.

C




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