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Old 05-10-03, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default 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
for each.

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.


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