Can't restart x on card O

Lawrence E Graves lgraves at
Wed Nov 11 00:31:51 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 16:12 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 14:22 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> > > I had to leave for a minute.  Sorry about the wait for answer.
> > > 
> > > If I install drivers (akmod or kmod) this is when the problem of
> > > restarting my computer comes in.  As long as I leave the drivers alone,
> > > it runs perfectly.  Just trying to understand why I can't use these
> > > drivers.  I am using a Evga 9500 Video Card.  It will let me install
> > > them and then tell me I need to restartx in order to use them.  Once I

> > > install and reboot that is when I am unable to get back in Fedora 12
> > > without reinstalling it.  Does that make sense or am I losing it after
> > > 10 trys.
> > 
> > That is precisely what we're trying to debug...what happens when you
> > install those drivers.  So, install them, and when it craps out, hold
> > down ALT, press the F2 key, log in as root and post the 
> > "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" file from the failed X startup.
> Actually, it's not what I thought was the problem until just now, so
> good thing we clarified that. :) Honestly I'm a lot less bothered about
> the proprietary drivers than the free ones, but sure, we can try and
> figure it out.
> Lawrence, once you've got it to the point where it's crashing, boot up,
> and at the start of boot, hit 'tab' to edit the boot options. Select the
> second line of the boot options for the kernel you're booting - it
> should end with 'rhgb quiet' or some such - and add just the single
> number '3' (preceded by a space). That should boot to a text console.
> You can log in and have a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log that way.
> -- 
> Adam Williamson
> Fedora QA Community Monkey
> IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
I log in root and put the 3 there and it did nothing.  I put the
command /var/log/Xorg.0.log and permission denied.

Lawrence E Graves <lgraves at>

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