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Re: Can not startx anymore after the laptop was forced to turn off



sorry to reply so late, i was assigned a business trip for 2 weeks,
now i am back. ;)

actually the entry in the xorg.conf generated by  "Xorg :1 -configure"
was "nvidia", i changed it to "nouveau" because i could not startx. i
did not mention that in the first mail. Apologies! Now i am installing
the nvidia-kernel-dkms package and see what happens.


On 7/10/11, Hans-J. Ullrich <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:
> -----------------------
>>
>>   how can i fix the issue, any idea? thanks in advance.
>
> I suggest, not to use the noveau driver. Maybe you should try to use the
> nvidia-drivers, which are offered in packages. For easy installation, you
> should use the nvidia-kernel-dkms and nvidia-glx package.
>
> Make sure, the linux-headers afre installed. module-assistant does that for
> you.
>
> When everything is installed,  especially the -dkms packages, then the
> modules
> will be automatically built (thank you, dear developers for the idea of
> dkms!)
>
> Maybe it is necessary to install the package nvidia-glx by hand.
>
> Change the entry in xorg.conf from "nouveau" to "nvidia" and leave the rest
> as
> is.
>

> For testing purposes I suggest to move your login-manager out of the way, so
> it will not start (for example move /etc/init.d/kdm to /root).
>
> When you restart you get a console and can start with "startx" and see the
> output when it fails.
>
> When everything is working fine, move kdm (or your choosen login-manager
> like
> gdm or xdm) back to /etc/init.d/ and have fun.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Hans
>
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