X won't start at boot with NVidia driver
ejbr at att.net
Thu Feb 7 19:53:07 UTC 2008
On Monday 04 February 2008 8:00 pm Ed Greshko wrote:
> 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.
> 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...
OK. Here's the latest iteration of my X problem. At boot, X does not
load. "startx" generates this in Xorg.0.log:
EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting
The nvidia module is not getting loaded. lsmod|grep nvidia returns nada. I
run the NVidia 169.09 package - no errors - and startx brings up X at proper
resolution, etc. lsmod|grep nvidia now:
nvidia 7822336 26
i2c_core 26112 1 nvidia
agpgart 35016 1 nvidia
nvidia is in /etc/modules and in "Restricted Modules" (KDE) is NVidia checked
and marked "in use".
So it goes.
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