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Old 02-11-06, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Blank screen when starting X in Mandriva 10

Hello,

Apoligies if this issue has been handled before, but after browsing through the forum trying out different things I can't seem to get my solved.

Basically I get a blank screen after I've installed Mandriva Linux 2006 (Official) on my new AMD 64 with a ASUS A8N-E motherboard.

I've managed to install the correct driver
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8178-pkg2.run using the instructions on the installation page:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8178.html


When I view the install.log under /drakx this is shown in the end of the log:

"Error! DKMS tree already contains: nvidia-7676
You cannot add the same module/version combo more than once.
+ /usr/sbin/dkms --rpm_safe_upgrade build -m nvidia -v 7676

Error! This module/version has already been built on: 2.6.12-12mdk
Directory /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/7676/2.6.12-12mdk/x86_64
already exists. Use the dkms remove function before trying to build again.
+usr/sbin/dkms --rpm_safe_upgrade install -m nvidia -v 7676

Error! This module/version combo is already installed
for kernel: 2.6.12-12mdk (x86_64)
+/sbin/modprobe/ nvidia"


When I write startx as root I get

"xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.5350
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
xinit: Server error."

I've found some specific log files for nvidia but I dont know how to send/post them online from console.

Would appreciate any help a lot!

Gustaf
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Old 02-11-06, 03:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Blank screen when starting X in Mandriva 10

Mandriva ships with the nvidia driver already. You'll need to remove that version before you can install the official 1.0-8178 version.

Please post the installer log if you have additional questions.

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Old 02-11-06, 04:40 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks.

Can you give me a hint on how to remove the current version?
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Old 02-11-06, 05:30 PM   #4
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Ok, I've uninstalled driver 7676 with this commmand:

dkms remove -m nvidia -v 7676 --all

and then installed the new driver with

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8178-pkg2.run

it said it still found an old driver(1.0-8178) but removed it when i re-installed it. It also said no preconfigred kernel was found on FTP-servers so it built one.

After writing startX I get


"xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.5350
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
xinit: Server error."

Thanks for all help
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Old 02-11-06, 08:12 PM   #5
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Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log.

Thanks,
Lonni
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Old 02-14-06, 03:50 AM   #6
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Here is my bug-report:

http://www.ouvriere.com/linux/nvidia-bug-report.log

Thanks
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Old 02-14-06, 10:08 AM   #7
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You bug report is missing both an X configuration and X log. I can't diagnose an X server problem without that information. I don't see anything else unusual in the bug report.

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