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Old 01-16-07, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default PC Crashes When KDM Loads

System:
Motherboard: MSI K9VGM-V
Processor: AMD Sempron 2800+
RAM: 1GB
GPU: MSI NVidia 7100GS
Distribution: Kubuntu Edgy 6.10 (x86-64)
Kernel: 2.6.19.2
Driver: 1.0-9746

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My X server was working fine up until I compiled a new kernel today, kernel 2.6.19.2. After I installed the kernel, I purged my distributions stock NVidia driver, closed out of X and installed driver 1.0-9746 from the official site.
During installation, I let the nvidia utility configure my xorg file for me.

I ran "startx" and the nvidia logo appeared and all was well. I tried a few games and they ran very fast. (I also tried dgen, but it segfaults but that problem may not be related to this problem). Overall though other than that everything was running great.

I rebooted my system and everything appeared as normal up until KDM. The Nvidia logo appeared and then KDM appeared. The login screen appeared and then it dropped to a black screen on its own without me pressing anything. I pressed ALT+CTRL+F1 to close out of my X server, and a single blinking cursor appeared in the middle of the screen. Subsequent ALT+CTRL+F1's did nothing. ALT+CTRL+Backspace didn't work either.

I pressed ALT+CTRL+DEL to restart my system. This time, when KDM dropped to the said black screen, I pressed ALT+CTRL+Backspace first before I tried everything else. X restarted and the KDM login screen appeared and stayed. However, my resolution isn't correct and I have no hardware acceleration.

If I use "recovery mode" and do "startx" as root, everything runs perfectly.

In fact, if I use "startx" as my own user account it also works fine with full hardware acceleration. I just can't use KDM for some reason.

Attached are some files that I hope help to get this fixed.

Edit: Ignore the xorg.txt in this post, use the one in my other post below. I posted the wrong one. Sorry! The xorg file in post #3 is the correct one.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:07 PM   #2
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Also here's dmesg if you need it.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:16 PM   #3
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Oooops! I posted the wrong xorg file, this is the one I'm actually using.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:24 PM   #4
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According to your bug report, you're using the vesa X driver, not the nvidia X driver.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:29 PM   #5
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For some reason my system automatically reverted to the vesa driver after the original crash, and I noticed it after I posted the original message. I'm going to try this again.

I attached a new one to this post. The problem just happened again, only this time, I pressed ALT+CTRL+Backspace and then Nvidia driver restarted and its working for now, it seems to always crash on the first attempt.

I noticed this line in my kdm.log and it concerns me:
Code:
The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
> Error:            Missing KeyNames section in a Keymap file
>                   Description of Keymap not compiled
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
(EE) Error loading keymap /var/lib/xkb/server-0.xkm
Perhaps that's the problem? If it is I have no idea how to fix it.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:38 PM   #6
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The only thing that I see in the new bug report is the error you noted. I'm afraid that error isn't related to the nvidia driver.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:39 PM   #7
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I think you're right. The nvidia driver appears to be working properly. But I have no idea how to fix this regardless and I'm open to any and all suggestions.
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