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Old 02-06-08, 08:41 AM   #1
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Question Help, Can't start X Server


I have a test machine based on Intel x64 processor, with a Quadro FX 330, running Solaris 10 (08/07)
During recent testing this machine got trashed and needed to be restored from a full system backup.

Now, whenever I boot the system I get the message...

* The X-server can not be started on display :0...
* See file /var/dt/Xerrors for details

If I look at Xerrors file...
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidiactl (No such file or directory).
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

All the installed components in ...
... seem to have been restored correctly.

/etc/driver_aliases, /etc/driver_classes, /etc/ and /etc/path_to_inst all seem to be unchanged from before the system restore.

I have correct entries in the /devices directory and I have a single entry in
/dev/fbs for nvidia0

But I don't seem to have any entries in /dev
(I should have entries looking like...
/dev/nvidiactl )

I've tried a reconfigure reboot but still don't get any entries in the /dev directory.

Anyone out there got any ideas?

Thanks & regards

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