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Old 05-26-09, 10:50 AM   #20
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

Originally Posted by smk View Post
Xorg.conf files attached.
I put the .txt extension on the end to allow the upload.
xorg.log files as well. omre more to come in next reply
any others you want?
Yes, the nvidia bug report, as it contains the xorg logs and the xorg.conf in use. Plus other important informations.

However, after a quick overview, it seems that in most of the logs the vesa driver is used, and not nvidia. So the logs don't help us, sorry.

Probably we would need to make a step-by-step walkthrough.


1) Make sure the nvidia driver is installed. Do _not_ reboot
2) If you currently have a graphical environment, do sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
3) Run sudo nvidia-xconfig. Do _not_ reboot nor log out
4) open a terminal and type sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
5) You should be on a VT. If you are not, press CTRL+ALT+F1
6) log in with your user
7) run startx -- -logverbose 5
8) The graphical user interface should fail to come up. If you have a black screen instead, press CTRL+ALT+F1
9) run sudo
10) do cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
10a) in case you had a black screen at point 8, do a sudo killall X
11) run sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

You should be back in the graphical environment, with a fresh nvidia bug report in your home folder.

As this bug report was created right after the problem occured, it should contain the information needed to help you. Upload it.

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