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Old 10-05-05, 12:38 PM   #25
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Default Re: 7667 issues; black screen/ X windows crashing

That's for the moment. Currently, to run X, I have the nv driver. What should I do to solve this problem?
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Old 10-05-05, 12:42 PM   #26
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Per the README that ships with the NVIDIA driver, you need to replace 'nv' with 'nvidia' in your xorg.conf. If X fails to start, please generate a bug report before you start X again with the 'nv' driver.

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Old 10-05-05, 08:07 PM   #27
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I'm working on getting my BIOS upgraded. Let you know what happens.
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Old 10-06-05, 06:40 PM   #28
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I've found my motherboard to be:
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Salmon 1.04
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.12 04/20/2005

and on the board, I found the model number 'K8S LA'.

From what I can tell on the ASUS website, they never created such a board or have drivers/BIOS/anything on it (it seems to be an HP/Compaq specific board ). However, there is a similar K8S MX board. I'm going to head over to their forums after I post this to see whats going on.

When I searched for the board, one of the first hits was also this:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56633

There are a couple things he listed that I may try.

Anyway, any other ideas?
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Old 10-06-05, 09:01 PM   #29
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You need to replace 'nv' with 'nvidia' in your xorg.conf. If X fails to start, please generate a bug report before you start X again with the 'nv' driver.

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Old 10-06-05, 11:29 PM   #30
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You need to replace 'nv' with 'nvidia' in your xorg.conf. If X fails to start, please generate a bug report before you start X again with the 'nv' driver.

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Lonni
I was pointed to a BIOS update @ HP, installed it.

Reinstalled Ubuntu on a whim, updated header files and whatnot.

Reinstalled 7676 driver.

Same issue.

Right after the crash, I booted up in 'recovery mode' (console as root) and generated this report, and also, here is my xorg file at time of crash.
Attached Files
File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (3.0 KB, 134 views)
File Type: txt nvidia-bug-report.log.txt (84.2 KB, 128 views)
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Old 10-07-05, 10:32 AM   #31
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The bug report still shows that the 'nv' driver was the last driver used to start X, not the 'nvidia' driver. There's really nothing I can do to diagnose this when the logs don't show the nvidia driver in use.

What kind of HP/Compaq system is this?

Do you have a 2nd computer available to setup a serial console?

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Old 10-07-05, 11:15 AM   #32
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The bug report still shows that the 'nv' driver was the last driver used to start X, not the 'nvidia' driver. There's really nothing I can do to diagnose this when the logs don't show the nvidia driver in use.

What kind of HP/Compaq system is this?

Do you have a 2nd computer available to setup a serial console?

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Its an HP (a1030e)I bought a couple months ago, Specs:
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AMD 64bit 3300+
512 mem
40 gig SATA hd (20g for Linux)
GeForce FX 5200
and yes, I can probably use a live CD to run on my roommate's computer as the second computer... as for setting up a serial console, again, you'll have to walk me through it or point me towards a source that does.

Thanks!
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Old 10-07-05, 11:22 AM   #33
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Setting up a serial console is not difficult, however it requires a 2nd system, as well as a serial cable (also known as a null modem cable).

Attach the serial cable to the serial ports of the two systems.

On your target system, add the following additional kernel parameters:
console=ttyS0,9600 console=tty0

On the 2nd system, you can use 'screen' to capture the serial output:
screen /dev/ttyS0

Note that I referenced the first serial port, /dev/ttyS0, in my examples above. You can grep dmesg output for ttyS to see if your systems are using a different serial port.

If everything is setup correctly, you should see the boot time output in the serial
console, and then you should also be able to capture any kernel messages that are generated when the system crashes.

-Lonni
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Old 10-07-05, 12:53 PM   #34
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Setting up a serial console is not difficult, however it requires a 2nd system, as well as a serial cable (also known as a null modem cable).

Attach the serial cable to the serial ports of the two systems.

On your target system, add the following additional kernel parameters:
console=ttyS0,9600 console=tty0

On the 2nd system, you can use 'screen' to capture the serial output:
screen /dev/ttyS0

Note that I referenced the first serial port, /dev/ttyS0, in my examples above. You can grep dmesg output for ttyS to see if your systems are using a different serial port.

If everything is setup correctly, you should see the boot time output in the serial
console, and then you should also be able to capture any kernel messages that are generated when the system crashes.

-Lonni

Alright; I'm heading home this weekend, so I'll pick up a serial cable and do this probably late next week.
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Old 10-08-05, 02:49 PM   #35
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I solved this problem on my system (Kubuntu - Debian Hoary-5.04) by removing all of the nvidia packages except nvidia-settings. In Kynaptic (or Synaptic) do a search on nvidia and remove everything except nvidia-settings. Then uninstall the nVidia drivers using the nVidia installer (sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run --uninstall). Then re-install with the nVidia installer (sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run). This worked for me. Hope it helps.

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Old 10-08-05, 11:52 PM   #36
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Argh, ok, yeah...

*ahem* It's real simple: Either use the nVidia installer, or the Debian packages, but not both! Get rid of one before you install the other!

And I just found this out the hard way. Finally with this thread I figured it out, thanks to netllama's mention of Debian's /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx script that I had noticed, which, sure enough, was the problem.

So, to fix it...

A. Remove the nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel-* packages, and, if necessary, rerun the nVidia installer.
Or, B. Do it the Debian Way:

1. Uninstall the nVidia installer (if you want; I didn't and it worked).
2. apt-get install nvidia-kernel-source/experimental (use experimental to get 7676)
3. apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` (from a terminal; the `uname -r` will put in your current kernel; if you already have the headers for your kernel, skip this step)
4. apt-get install module-assistant (if you don't already have it)
5. sudo m-a auto-install nvidia
6. apt-get install nvidia-glx/experimental (again, experimental for 7676)
7. If you're running X with the nv driver at the moment, sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (if you have any custom changes to xorg.conf, like for a mouse, etc., you'll have to readd them); select the nvidia driver when it asks you which you want to use.
8. Restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

I think that should do it. If just restarting X doesn't do it, reboot.

If you need more help, here's where you should go for a complete explanation:

http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debi...dia/index.html
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