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Old 06-03-09, 05:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fail to start X when using nvidia drivers, logo flashing then i get to console

Hi

First, im running:
Debian sid/squeeze
KDE4
kernel: 2.6.26-2-amd64

I've been trying to get the nvidia drivers working with my 8800gt for quite some time now, in several different ways. Some more or less successful.

Now i've gotten to the point where I don't know what to do. I have tried all the "fixes" I can find.

When I try to boot with the nvidia drives now everything seems fine untill X is about to start. The Nvidia logo flashes a few times and then I get into console mode.

The Xorg.log says:
"Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting"

Please help me! I really don't wanna go back to using windows as desktop OS.

Attaching various logs and xorg.conf. Tell me if you need to know anything else.
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File Type: log nvidia-installer.log (31.6 KB, 80 views)
File Type: log Xorg.log (27.6 KB, 87 views)
File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (30.3 KB, 82 views)
File Type: gz xorg.conf.gz (542 Bytes, 76 views)
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Old 06-03-09, 06:12 PM   #2
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Does this problem reproduce with 180.60?
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Old 06-04-09, 04:03 AM   #3
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I'm using the 180.60 drivers.
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Old 06-04-09, 11:31 AM   #4
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According to your bug report, you were using 180.44. Please generate a new one after reproducing the problem with 180.60.
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Old 06-05-09, 10:15 AM   #5
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Oh must have changed during one of the installation tries.

Now I have installed the 180.60 drives but i get the error:

"Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 180.44,
but this NVIDIA driver component has version 180.60."

How do I correct this?
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Old 06-05-09, 11:07 AM   #6
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Make sure your distribution's driver packages are uninstalled and then reinstall the driver.
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Thx, got the driver working now.

Are there any Nvidia GUI to configure dual-monitorns or anything really?
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Chapter 24. Using the nvidia-settings Utility
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