Thread: X fail to boot
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Old 05-23-04, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default X fail to boot

Hi, Im a newb to linux.

I installed the latest drivers 5336 and everything installed fine and it told me to edit the XFree86 config file. So I did that and changed the device from "nv" to "nvidia" and got rid of the modules it told me to get rid of.

I installed Quake3 and tried playing but it gave the error failed to load OpenGL subsystem.

So I figured XFree86 must not be configured right. So I went to check the log and there was no log file...but there was Xorg.0.log so I looked in there and it said it was still loading the "nv" driver "the video driver" and was pointing to the xorg.conf config and not the XFree86 config file.

So I went and edited the xorg.conf file and did the same thing that I did in the XFree86 file. Now X wont start at all...the computer just locks up at that point. So using my minimal knowledge of linux I booted with Init 3 in the command line and renamed the files so that the backup xorg.conf.backup was xorg.conf so that I could boot into X. I also did this with the log so that I could veiw the log when I got in.

Well X didnt get far enough to make a log or so it seems as it looks like in the like it had a seccessful boot with the "nv" driver when it didnt boot at all and was supposed to use the "nvidia" driver.

anyone have any ideas on this? Im running fedora core 2 test 3 with kernal 2.6.5-1.327
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