Lawrence E Graves lgraves at risingstarmbc.com
Wed Nov 11 01:08:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 16:48 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Lawrence E Graves wrote:
> > I just install kmod-nvidia drivers but did not reboot.  Here is the file
> > and I am hoping this will give you some idea as to the problem with the
> > drives.  As you can see, I just filed a bug (#536688). I tried to enable
> > desktop effects. Sense compiz is enable to some degree in the download,
> > it should work without the kmod drivers. Shouldn't it?
> Judging by the previous xorg log you sent, the free "noveau" driver is
> working.  It's the nVidia proprietary driver that's failing (the one
> installed via the kmod bit).  I don't think anyone on this list can help
> with it.  In general, the Fedora gang can't help with any manufacturer's
> proprietary driver.  We simply don't have the source code to the driver
> to help debug it.  nVidia has to sort it out, so bug reports should
> probably go to them.
> I think the attempted kmod install would create an /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file to push its driver in and that's good because you can force the
> noveau driver back in by either deleting that /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
> or editing it and changing the driver name.
> You need to log into the machine as the root user.  If you have a login
> prompt showing, then log in as root.  If not, hold down "ALT" and press
> F2, F3, F4, or F5 until you DO get a login prompt.  Log in as root.
> Once you're in, then enter the three commands:
> 	telinit 3
> 	rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> 	telinit 5
> That should restart X with the noveau driver and you're back and
> running.  Do NOT reinstall the kmod-nvidia stuff as its broken with
> this version of X and/or the kernel.  You'll have to wait for nVidia
> to fix it.
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I wish I could show you my screen.  It is all messed up.  I did as you
directed me and it was simpler to just uninstall kmod-nvidia. After that
I executed the three commands and I still can not log in.

Lawrence E Graves <lgraves at risingstarmbc.com>

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