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Re: Suddenly no X-window

Can you tell us which version of glibc and XFree86 you have? Your complete /var/log/XFree86.0.log might be useful too.

(David: perhaps some piece of 4.4 has been pulled by the debian X guys into their 4.3?)


Richard Harke wrote:
I see the NVIDIA logo then it tries to change but immediately
quits, that is it switches back to VGA terminal mode

The lines I gave were from the messages on screen
They were not in XFree86.0.log because they are from KDE and
not from X
Effectively, X only runs long enough for the Nvidia logo
to display

On Sunday 28 March 2004 11:15 pm, Duraid Madina wrote:

What precisely do you mean by "X starts, but KDE will not run?" I'm

- You see the NVIDIA splash screen (logo on white)
- This screen changes to some other screen (presumably a login screen)
- KDE tries to do something, and this doesn't work (from what you've
pasted, it looks like it crashes the X server?)

Is this right?

A bit puzzled,


Richard Harke wrote:

On Friday 26 March 2004 01:57 pm, David Mosberger wrote:

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 19:36:55 +1100, Duraid Madina
<duraid@octopus.com.au> said:

Duraid> You'll probably want to use a newer nvidia driver (from
Duraid> nvidia.com) or move libc back down. I don't think you have
Duraid> any other choices.

A word of warning with the nvidia driver: it's important to use the
driver with a "matching" XFree86 server.  AFAIK, the current nvidia
drivers work with all version of XFree86 v4.3.x, but NOT with v4.4.x.
Apparently, there is some version-checking support in the X server
which could detect such mismatches, but the nvidia driver doesn't seem
to do that and as a result, it will load into XFree86 v4.4.xx just
fine, except that it will then sooner or later crash with a segfault.


Well, I went to a newer nvidia driver, 1.0-5336
(NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1.run  there was also a "pkg0"
version in the ftp archive, but I guess that was an oops)

Now X starts but KDE will not run

(II) Initializing extension GLX
startkde: Starting up...
/usr/X11R6/bin/kde: line 143: 14986 Segmentation fault    kreadconfig
--file kpersonalizerrc --group General --key FirstLogin --default true
--type bool
_X11TransOpen: Unable to find transport for local
ksplash: cannot connect to X server :0
Warning: connect() failed:  : No such file or directory
ksmserver:  cannot connect to X server :0
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed:  : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.

I think that the _X11TransOpen failure is the key one but I
don't understand what it means precisely.  There were
messages during boot up about "no response from
localhost" Does that mean that some demon is not running??
I can ping localhost and a lot of others. Also, ftp to nvidia and
apt-get to debian have worked fine.

Richard Harke

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