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How can i fix problem with X-server

Postby kierane on Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:35 am

hello,

i'm new to linux and still very prone to crashing my system every time i tinker with my settings. :lol:

this time it's with my video settings. i installed nvidia-glx-legacy and enabled it. now i cant log in to the X server. :cry:

prior to this, everything worked fine, but my 3d acceleration, which i hoped will work after installing the legacy driver. i have GeForce4 440 MX installed.

before moving to mint (i love mint!), i was using pclinuxos-2007, and was able to use 3d effects. decided to use mint because of it's new-user and all-users' friendliness.

i'd normally re-install when faced with difficult probs like this one, but i cant learn linux if i turn tail every time, can i?

i hope to become a power user with your help some day! :lol: :lol:

pls help...!!

thank you all.

note: i was able to remove the driver i installed(nvidia-glx-legacy) through the command line, but still cant use x.
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Postby Husse on Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:25 am

Welcome to Mint kierane
On my secondary computer I have a GeForce4 440 MX with the legacy driver working fine in both Mint Bianca and Ubuntu Feisty
Now I'll teach you a trick that generally helps in sitution like this - use the vesa driver!
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ms_as_well
The vesa driver always (almost) works, but does not give nice video - rather horrible. But you are up and running and can do basic tasks as installing a driver.
Use Envy to install the legacy driver and I think you should be alright. Does not hurt to see what happens if you let envy uninstall your driver first.
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