Mandrake 9.1 install, X won't start.
Scanning through the forum, there seems to be problems with the software/hardware combination I have, but here goes:
Video card: GF 4 440MX 64MB
Driver: tried both driver w/ mandrake and NVIDIA 4349
Distro: Mandrake 9.1
Processor: AMD XP 2200+
Mobo: ABIT KD-7
Here's the story:
When PowerPack 9.0 was installed, there was no problems, NVIDIA drivers
installed during the Mandrake install without a hitch.
When I installed 9.1, I did a "fresh" install, left my /home partition alone
and re-formatted my / partition. Install seemed to go okay, as it detected
the NVIDIA card and my monitor.
Went to re-boot, and when X starts, the screen flickers a few times, goes to
black, and everything is locked up. <crtl><alt><backspace> won't restart
the server, a hard boot is the only way to get out.
I've tried re-installing with both xfree 3.3.6 and 4, with the same results
Just for kicks, I downloaded the NVIDIA driver installer from the NVIDIA web
site to see if that would work. Re-booted in to text mode, ran the
installer, and started X. X started and seemed to be okay! I quite KDE,
switched users, started X again, and again, it started with no problems.
I then rebooted the system (shutdown -r now) and let it boot normally, and as
soon a X started, it was the same problem as before: screen flickers a
couple of times and the system locks up.
I've played with the settings with XFdrake, but nothing seems to help.
Any ideas on where I should be looking to fix this?
Combo config and log file is attached.
Oops. Didn't include the file.
Some more info:
If I use XFdrake to configure X to use the XFree 'nv' driver, then X starts fine, but I'd rather get it running with the NVIDIA drivers.
DO u have KT400 or KT333 mainboard?
According to the ABIT web site, the KD7 mobo uses the VIA KT400 chipset.
Don't search the problem is your motherboard.
Look this thread its mine i have a KT333:
look this another one but it is now KT400
Look the another one but it is now KT400
I am very bored too, i have the same problem. I think Andy's team is working on it, he should be buy a KT400 ;)
I blocked like u, and I hope ...
I think I'm getting closer to a solution. I tried starting X as follows:
startx -- - logverbose 5
Following are are last few lines of the output:
-keeptty don't detach controlling tty (for debugging only)
xinit: No such file or directory (errorno 2) unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errorno 3): server error.
So now the question is how do I figure out what file it's looking for?
Can't help you, my mandrake is always blocked by my nvidia driver problem.
I hope nvidia looking and try to resolve the problem.
It will be really kool to have 3d acceleration under linux,but....
I hope, Help andy...
that's one I never had before...
maybe firewall stuff?
It's probably unable to connect to the X server because the X server isn't running. ;)
Did you have a space between the - and the logverbose? You shouldn't; the line should look like startx, then space, then --, then space, then -logverbose, then space, then 5.
I have similar problems with my GeForce 2 MX 200 and Mandrake 9.1; it can't start X. During installation it crashes if I try to test any monitor/driver/resolution combination, and if I install anyway and try 'startx' it quits with the same 2 xinit errors posted above. This might just be because it never got configured properly though.It's particularly frustrating because Mandrake 9.0 found my GeForce 2 first time and worked just fine.
Check out those errors: libGLcore.so.1: undefined symbol __nvsym14822
Looking at the "xf86-log-config.txt" brewer
posted, there are a couple of glaring
errors (look for "(EE)"):
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1: undefined symbol: __nvsym14822
(EE) Failed to load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
Does this suggest that libGLcore.so
doesn't match the libglx.so XF86 extension?
I think both should be replaced when you
run the nvidia installer.
You could check
ls -l /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1
ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
Each should be symlinks to similar files
named with the nvidia release version:
libglx.so.1.0.4363 on my system.
nm -D ... | grep 14822 on each shows that
libGLcore.so.1.0.4363 has it undefined:
while libglx.so.1.0.4363 defines it:
000a4a1c D __nvsym14822
so I bet you've got an older, or maybe
original XFree86, libglx.so installed.
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