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joakim2008 10-22-07 11:52 AM

I think I have messed it all up ! (Ubuntu 7.10 and NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE)
 
I used ENVY to install the last Drivers of the GeForce 6600 but still the X Server won't start.

I don't know what to do ... (noob at linux)

This is my failsafeXServer file

Code:

#!/bin/bash

# $Id:$
#
# This provides a stripped down 'failsafe' mode for situations
# where X is failing to start up.

# Author: Bryce W. Harrington <bryce@canonical.com>

# Copyright 2007 Canonical, Ltd
#
# This is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2,
# or (at your option) any later version.
#
# This is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License with
# the Debian operating system, in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL;  if
# not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place,
# Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

xorg_conf_failsafe=${BPX_XORG_CONF_FAILSAFE:-"/etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe"}
xorg_conf=${BPX_XORG_CONF:-"/etc/X11/xorg.conf"}

run_dexconf=${BPX_RUN_DEXCONF:-"yes"}

# TODO:  This should be set to "vga", however I have been unable to
#        succeed in getting the vga driver running in anything over
#        320x200, which is unusable.  So fallback is disabled for now.
#fallback_driver="vga"
fallback_driver=${BPX_FALLBACK_DRIVER:-"vesa"}

client=${BPX_CLIENT:-"/etc/gdm/failsafeXinit"}
clientargs=${BPX_CLIENTARGS:-$xorg_conf_failsafe}
blacklist=${BPX_BLACKLIST:-"/etc/gdm/failsafeBlacklist"}
main_driver=${BPX_DRIVER:-"vesa"}
checkduration=${BPX_CHECK_DURATION:-30}
failsafe_log=${BPX_LOG:-"/var/log/gdm/failsafe.log"}

server=${BPX_SERVER:-/usr/bin/X}
serverargs=${BPX_SERVERARGS:-"$*"}
if [ -z $serverargs ]; then
    # Use :10 to avoid overwriting the (failed) Xorg.0.log
    serverargs=":10"
fi
serverargs="${serverargs} -br -once -config $xorg_conf_failsafe"
  # -br:      Black background
  # -once:    Terminate server after one session
  # -config:  Specify location of xorg.conf file to use
  #          Note: Only root can specify absolute paths

warn() {
    echo "Warning:  $1" 1>&2
}

is_installed() {
    prog=$1
    need=$2
    /usr/bin/which $prog > /dev/null 2>&1
    err=$?
    if [ ! $err = 0 ]; then
        warn "Could not $need because $prog is not installed ($err)"
        return $err
    fi
    return 0
}

# Tests if the given pciids are in numerical order from least to greatest
# (e.g., $a <= $b <= $c <= ...)
pciids_in_order() {
    lastid=0
    for pciid in $* ; do
        # Strip embedded : and convert hex to dec
        id=$((0x${pciid/:/}))
        if [ $id -lt $lastid ]; then
            return 1
        fi
        lastid=$id
    done
    return 0
}

get_edid() {
    # Retrieve EDID (if get-edid is installed)
    is_installed get-edid "retrieve EDID" || return 1

    # Discard stderr, which is text data about the card
    get-edid 2>/dev/null
}

get_pciids() {
    # Retrieve PCI IDs from discover
    is_installed discover "retreive PCI IDs" || return 1

    discover --enable-all video --format="%i\n"
}

get_driver() {
    EDID=$(get_edid)
    PCIIDS=$(get_pciids)

    if [ "x$EDID" = "x" ]; then
        echo $fallback_driver
        return 1
    elif [ "x$PCIIDS" = "x" ]; then
        echo $fallback_driver
        return 2
    fi

    # TODO:  What if we have multiple pciids?  Assume first for now.
    pciid=$(echo $PCIIDS | head -n 1)

    EDID_MD5=$(echo $EDID | md5sum | head -n1 | cut -d" " -f1)
    matches=$(egrep "^$EDID_MD5|^ANY" $blacklist)
    found="no"
    for line in "$matches"; do
        line=$(echo $line | sed -e "s/ \+/ /")
        range=$(echo $line | cut -d' ' -f 2)
        driver=$(echo $line | cut -d' ' -f 3)
        pciid1=$(echo $range | cut -d- -f 1)
        pciid2=$(echo $range | cut -d- -f 2)

        if [ "x$pciid1" = "x" ]; then
            continue
        elif [ "x$pciid1" = "xANY" ]; then
            found="yes"
            break
        elif [ "$pciid1" = "$pciid" ]; then
            found="yes"
            break
        elif [ "x$pciid2" = "x" ]; then
            continue
        elif pciids_in_order $pciid1 $pciid $pciid2 ; then
            found="yes"
            break
        fi
    done

    if [ $found = "no" ]; then
        echo $main_driver

    else
        # No driver was specified - assume vga
        if [ "x$driver" = "x" ]; then
            warn "System is blacklisted, but no driver specified; assuming fallback"
            driver=$fallback_driver
        fi

        echo $driver
    fi

    return 0
}

# Check if we've already attempted a failsafe session without success
if [ -e "$failsafe_log" ]; then
    cur_time=$(date +"%s")
    last_run=$(tail -n 1 $failsafe_log | cut -d' ' -f1)
    time_diff=$(expr $cur_time - $last_run)
    if [ $time_diff -lt $checkduration ]; then
        warn "Failsafe mode was already attempted within $checkduration seconds."
        warn "Falling back to gdm to report the issue."
        exit 1
    fi
fi

# When failsafe mode is activated, check the blacklist for systems we
# know do not support VESA 800x600/256
#      Use EDID + PCI IDs as key to lookup (Can get PCI IDs from discover)
#      If the display does not give EDID info, then use VGA 640x480/16 mode
#      If a matching entry is found, then use VGA 640x480/16 mode
driver=$(get_driver)

if [ "x${run_dexconf}" = "xyes" ]; then
    # Generate an appropriate xorg.conf
    /etc/gdm/failsafeDexconf $driver $xorg_conf_failsafe
    if [ ! -s $xorg_conf_failsafe ]; then
        warn "Could not generate $xorg_conf_failsafe for $driver driver"
        exit 1
    fi
elif [ ! -s $xorg_conf_failsafe ]; then
    warn "Requested to use $xorg_conf_failsafe for $driver driver, but it does not exist"
    exit 1
fi

md5xorg=$(md5sum $xorg_conf)
date +"%s $md5xorg" >> $failsafe_log
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
    warn "Cannot write to $failsafe_log"
fi

# TODO:  Start up the failsafe X session using their regular user account

if pidof /usr/sbin/gdm ; then
    clientargs="${clientargs} with-gdm"
fi

echo "xinit $client $clientargs -- $server $serverargs"
xinit $client $clientargs -- $server $serverargs &

sleep 3

# Stop gdm if it's running, otherwise it will attempt to manage the display
# out from under us
if pidof /usr/sbin/gdm ; then
    exec kill -STOP $PPID
fi

# This seems to cause gdm to attempt to start a new x session
#exec kill -USR1 `cat /var/run/gdm.pid`

and this is my xorg.conf file

Code:

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#  sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver                "kbd"
        Option                "CoreKeyboard"
        Option                "XkbRules"        "xorg"
        Option                "XkbModel"        "pc105"
        Option                "XkbLayout"        "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Configured Mouse"
        Driver                "mouse"
        Option                "CorePointer"
        Option                "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option                "Protocol"                "ImPS/2"
        Option                "ZAxisMapping"                "4 5"
        Option                "Emulate3Buttons"        "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "stylus"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option                "Type"                "stylus"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "eraser"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option                "Type"                "eraser"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "cursor"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option                "Type"                "cursor"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier        "S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+]"
        Driver                "nvidia"
        BusID                "PCI:0:8:0"
        Option                "UseFBDev"                "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier        "Γενική Οθόνη"
        Option                "DPMS"
        HorizSync        28-64
        VertRefresh        43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier        "Default Screen"
        Device                "S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+]"
        Monitor                "Γενική Οθόνη"
        DefaultDepth        24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes                "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier        "Default Layout"
        Screen                "Default Screen"
        InputDevice        "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice        "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
#        InputDevice    "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
#        InputDevice    "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
#        InputDevice    "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection


please help me !!! i am desperate asking for a solution ! my monitor is DELL E172FP

all went right with ENVY but UBUNTU still can identify my card and monitor...


thanx in advance

cetranet 10-23-07 04:12 PM

Re: I think I have messed it all up ! (Ubuntu 7.10 and NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE)
 
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my video card is 7600gs AGP version
I was upgrading ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10(i used envy to install nvidia driver 100.14.19 in 7.04 and it worked well)
I uninstalled the nvidia driver and envy and change the video card driver section in xorg.conf to "vesa" as the envy faq says
then i used the ubuntu update manager to upgrade my 7.04 to 7.10
after rebooted, i got in the gnome (vesa driver)and installed envy 0.9.8 then installed the nvidia driver 100.14.19
then rebooted again, this time i got a blank screen
i crtl+alt+f1 and followed step B in envy's faq here
http://albertomilone.com/pmwiki/pmwi...tionsForUbuntu
then rebooted
I still got the blank screen
according to the author of envy the driver installation went well,
that's why i am here asking for help
Please let me know if u need more info
THX in advance!
Hereis my xorg.conf file
[start of xorg.conf]
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Sep 12 14:29:35 PDT 2007

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Name" "Razer Copperhead"
Option "Vendor" "Razer"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
Option "Resolution" "2000"#other valid values: 400, 800, 1800
Option "SampleRate" "1000Hz"#other valid values: 125, 500
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "stylus"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "eraser"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "cursor"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vesa"
#it was nvidia above, but i got blank screen so i changed it to vesa
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 16
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024_60" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

[end of xorg.conf]


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