Re: Get display back?
Found a better guide with "build-essential /m-a prepare " which has worked (i think) as i got the display back when i rebooted X. Is there an easy way to test whether the nvidia driver is working?
On 8/6/07, Douglas Allan Tutty <email@example.com> wrote:
Keep the reply on the list please.
On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 02:44:45PM +1200, Jeff wrote:
> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> >Another way to get into the box is to boot the install CD in rescue
> >mode. From the menus, you can get a shell that is chrooted into the
> >box. From there, you can either edit xorg.conf or you may even be able
> >to run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg.
> >Also, there's an option inbetween a normal boot and an init=/bin/sh,
> >that is 's', for single. This will run through the /etc/rcS.d scripts
> >and prompt for the root password.
> Thanks for that! I booted the single user mode from the Grub Menu and
> got the command prompt from there.
> Ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg as root then changed the driver back
> to "nv" and the display is back.
So, on to why the nvidia driver isn't working for you. Are you running
Etch with stock kernel and have the matching nvidia kernel package,
nvidia-xconfig, and nvidia-glx? How did you try to set it up before?
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