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dbacon 02-01-06 09:57 PM

FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
It randomly started doing this. It boots up and I get the NVidia Splash
Then I get the normal login.... if i try to login it sits their loading for a bit.. then the kde splash showes up and then it just returns me back to the login screen.

I tryed using nvidia-xconfig and it set my config to be:
"nvidia" instead of "nv"
and GLX

If I do a "modprobe nvidia" it just sticks me back a the command prompt with nothing echoed.

Any idea of what I have screwed up? Newbie here.... so please be patient. any help is definatly appreciated :)(nana2)

netllama 02-01-06 10:01 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log.

Thanks,
Lonni

jdehls 02-02-06 03:36 AM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
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dbacon 02-02-06 01:20 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
Ok I looked in my /var/logs directory and there is no nvidia-bug-report.log listed. How do I trigger it to be generated?

Thanks for the help :)

netllama 02-02-06 01:30 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
Per the NVIDIA README, a bug report is generated by running nvidia-bug-report.sh as root.

Thanks,
Lonni

dbacon 02-02-06 02:15 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
Running into a little snaffooo.. I tried running locate and it said that i need to run Updatedb first. That gave me some kind of

fatal error: updatedb: create_db: fopen: '/var/lib/slocate/slocate.db.tmp': Read-only file system

So I tried changing permisions on my "var" directory. That didnt help any.

So I looked in the Nvidia readme and did a search (ctrl-f) and it didnt find "nvidia-bug". So i dont know where that file is. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?

Thanks for all your help! You guys really are fast to reply! Great forum!

Danny (nana2)

netllama 02-02-06 02:27 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
If you have a read-only filesystem, then you need to get that resolved before you can generate a bug report. The bug report is generated in the same directory where you run the command to generate it.

Thanks,
Lonni

dbacon 02-02-06 03:26 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
The only part of my filesystem that is read only is my CDrom and /mnt/ntfs
the ntfs is a vfat filesystem with my windows data on it (mp3, movies, docs, etc)

would that effect that issue?

Anyone know where the nvidia-bug-errorlog.so file is located? I am also logged in as root if that matters. I would assume that being root is a good thing in this case.

Thanks!

Danny

netllama 02-02-06 03:38 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
Did you install the official NVIDIA driver package, or are you using a 3rd party version? The official bug report is always installed in /usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh which is in every user's $PATH by default.

-Lonni

dbacon 02-02-06 03:44 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
I just did a search in /urs/bin by going to the /bin directory and typing:
dir nvidia*

and it displayed nothing... so it looks like it is missing.....

I used the installation from yum command. From Livna. How can I install the one from the NVIDIA site using command line?

I have the ability to ssh into my server, but i have no GUI :(

Thanks!!

Danny

netllama 02-02-06 03:47 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
See:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

You can use wget to download the driver package.

-Lonni

dbacon 02-02-06 04:00 PM

Re: FC4 2.6.14 issue with startx failing
 
awesome! I will check that out right now! thanks for the help! I am a total Newbie! but getting better everytime i break something! lol

Danny


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