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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.

Thanks.

Todd
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Old 05-10-03, 09:33 AM   #2
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Oops. Didn't include the file.

Todd
Attached Files
File Type: txt xf86-log-config.txt (26.4 KB, 204 views)
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Old 05-10-03, 10:07 AM   #3
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Some more info:

If I use XFdrake to configure X to use the XFree 'nv' driver, then X starts fine, but I'd rather get it running with the NVIDIA drivers.

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Old 05-11-03, 03:09 AM   #4
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DO u have KT400 or KT333 mainboard?
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Old 05-11-03, 06:41 AM   #5
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According to the ABIT web site, the KD7 mobo uses the VIA KT400 chipset.
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Old 05-11-03, 06:46 AM   #6
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Don't search the problem is your motherboard.
Look this thread its mine i have a KT333:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=11389


look this another one but it is now KT400

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=11504

Look the another one but it is now KT400

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=11255

I am very bored too, i have the same problem. I think Andy's team is working on it, he should be buy a KT400

I blocked like u, and I hope ...

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Old 05-13-03, 05:07 PM   #7
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I think I'm getting closer to a solution. I tried starting X as follows:

startx -- - logverbose 5

Following are are last few lines of the output:

-keeptty don't detach controlling tty (for debugging only)
giving up.

xinit: No such file or directory (errorno 2) unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errorno 3): server error.

So now the question is how do I figure out what file it's looking for?

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Can't help you, my mandrake is always blocked by my nvidia driver problem.

I hope nvidia looking and try to resolve the problem.

It will be really kool to have 3d acceleration under linux,but....

I hope, Help andy...
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Quote:
Originally posted by brewer13210
I think I'm getting closer to a solution. I tried starting X as follows:

startx -- - logverbose 5

Following are are last few lines of the output:

-keeptty don't detach controlling tty (for debugging only)
giving up.

xinit: No such file or directory (errorno 2) unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errorno 3): server error.

So now the question is how do I figure out what file it's looking for?

Todd
you got me there???

that's one I never had before...
maybe firewall stuff?
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It's probably unable to connect to the X server because the X server isn't running.

Did you have a space between the - and the logverbose? You shouldn't; the line should look like startx, then space, then --, then space, then -logverbose, then space, then 5.
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I have similar problems with my GeForce 2 MX 200 and Mandrake 9.1; it can't start X. During installation it crashes if I try to test any monitor/driver/resolution combination, and if I install anyway and try 'startx' it quits with the same 2 xinit errors posted above. This might just be because it never got configured properly though.It's particularly frustrating because Mandrake 9.0 found my GeForce 2 first time and worked just fine.
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Old 05-14-03, 09:20 PM   #12
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Lightbulb Check out those errors: libGLcore.so.1: undefined symbol __nvsym14822

Looking at the "xf86-log-config.txt" brewer
posted, there are a couple of glaring
errors (look for "(EE)"):

(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1: undefined symbol: __nvsym14822
(EE) Failed to load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so

Does this suggest that libGLcore.so
doesn't match the libglx.so XF86 extension?
I think both should be replaced when you
run the nvidia installer.

You could check

ls -l /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1
ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so

Each should be symlinks to similar files
named with the nvidia release version:
libGLcore.so.1.0.4363 and
libglx.so.1.0.4363 on my system.

nm -D ... | grep 14822 on each shows that
libGLcore.so.1.0.4363 has it undefined:
U __nvsym14822
while libglx.so.1.0.4363 defines it:
000a4a1c D __nvsym14822

so I bet you've got an older, or maybe
original XFree86, libglx.so installed.
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