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Re: Wheezy X broken ?

On 2011-12-05 22:31 +0100, rudu wrote:

> Le 05/12/2011 20:25, Andrei Popescu a écrit :
>> On Lu, 05 dec 11, 19:31:47, rudu wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> After my last upgrade&  reboot, my wheezy refused to fire up gdm3/kdm.
>>> All I have is a black console offering a login.
>>> I saw that nvidia was upgraded to a 290 something version so I
>>> removed all the nvidia* packages to let nouveau take its place.
>> Make sure to 'purge' not 'remove' nvidia stuff.
>>> $ grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>>>      (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
>>> [    96.019] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
>>> [    96.021] (EE) Failed to load module "nouveau" (module does not exist, 0)
>> This would indicate xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is not installed.
>> Hope this helps,
>> Andrei
> It helped a lot, thank you very much Andrei !
> Indeed, as soon as I installed xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, gdm3 was
> back and I'm now typing in gnome3, in fallback mode though ...

For gnome-shell you need a 3D OpenGL driver, and in wheezy the nouveau
3D drivers are not installed by default yet.  This has been changed¹ in
unstable already, however.

Good luck,

¹ http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=645239

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