starting x in chroot causes crash
Following directions in
and in the debian reference manual, I have set up a chroot partition
on my workstation (the intention is to use this chroot disk as stage
one of converting another machine from red hat to debian -- but that's
a longer story).
The chroot itself seems to run fine in console mode, but when I
attempt to run x from a chroot console (or xterm) using either
startx -- :2 (I have two sessions running on my main partition)
gdm -- :2
my system crashes -- not just the xserver, but the system as a whole;
a reboot is initiated. I've looked in the log and don't see anything
much as yet. part of the problem may be that I have an nvidia video
card that doesn't play very well with the nv x drivers -- in fact, on
reflection it seems to me I had a similar problem (X not atarting,
sometimes crashing) when I first set up my system long long ago.
... so the obvious solution would bne to switch over to the nvidia
drivers. So I tried this: locate the old .deb packages I compiled
long ago for my aging 2.4.23 kernel; copy them to my chroot
installation; switch ot chroot; install them with dpkg -i nvidia*deb;
run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86; then
startx -- :2
I get this in my xfree86 log:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
... which suggests to me that there's something wrong with my method
of installing nvidia modules. or something.
so what do folks htink is up?
.''`. Matt Price
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