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NVIDIA graphics driver installation(Moved)

Postby colinr on Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:02 pm

I have been having an intermittent issue with Xwindows failing to start, leaving me with a flashing cursor. From there I was able to log in and run startx successfully. I noticed a message to do with a failure to find an nv file and looking through the forums the suggestion that the Xwindows failure to start was a driver issue. So I followed the instructions in .viewtopic.php?f=191&t=82424 concerning installing Nvidia drivers which appeared to work until the nvidia-xconfig command.

This returned a message to the effect that it had failed to find the Xconfig file and could not write to /etc/X11 and referred me to the log copied below.. I did not remove the nouveau files as the previous step had failed. Now of course I have no X windows at all. There was no apparent reason for the issue in the first place i.e. no changes to the system. However I did install Wine a couple of days ago (which seems to work) and noticed that Synaptic removed a file in the installation. The only apparent new consequence was that despite Xfce configuration choices about helper applications Firefox has been replaced by Konqueror as the default browser.

I could of course reinstall and loose the confuguration and add ons and updates that have taken place in the couple of weeks I have been using Mint Xfce Debian version ... but I'd rather not. I can access configuration files from outside the Mint partition to make changes if needed from the Linux OS I am writing this from. Any help would be greatly welcomed.

Colin.

Contents of var/log/Xorg.0.log

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[    54.973]
X.Org X Server 1.10.4
Release Date: 2011-08-19
[    54.974] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    54.974] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 i686 Debian
[    54.974] Current Operating System: Linux starcross_pavilion 3.0.0-1-486 #1 Sun Jul 24 13:43:13 UTC 2011 i686
[    54.974] Kernel command line: root=UUID=b576c426-76ea-4f4d-9fa4-69f7c22c94f5 ro quiet nomodeset nouveau.modeset=0
[    54.974] Build Date: 24 August 2011  09:37:43AM
[    54.974] xorg-server 2:1.10.4-1 (Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>)
[    54.974] Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
[    54.974]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    54.975] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    54.975] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Nov  5 12:13:53 2011
[    54.976] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    54.976] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    54.976] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    54.976] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    54.976] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    54.977] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
   Using a default monitor configuration.
[    54.977] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    54.977] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    54.977] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    54.977]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    54.977] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    54.977]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    54.977] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    54.977]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    54.977] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    54.977]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    54.977] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[    54.977]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    54.977] (==) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
   built-ins
[    54.977] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    54.977] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
   If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    54.977] (II) Loader magic: 0x8231fa0
[    54.977] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    54.977]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    54.977]    X.Org Video Driver: 10.0
[    54.977]    X.Org XInput driver : 12.2
[    54.977]    X.Org Server Extension : 5.0
[    54.979] (--) PCI:*(0:0:5:0) 10de:0241:103c:2a3a rev 162, Mem @ 0xfb000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xfc000000/16777216, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    54.979] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    54.979] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[    54.980] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[    54.980] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    54.981]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    54.981]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    54.981]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension SELinux
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[    54.981] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[    54.981] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[    54.981] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    54.981]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    54.981]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    54.981]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    54.981] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    54.981] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    54.982] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    55.029] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    55.031]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    55.031]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    55.031] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  280.13  Wed Jul 27 17:14:51 PDT 2011
[    55.031] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    55.031] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    55.032] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    55.032] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.032]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.13.0
[    55.032]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    55.032]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    55.032] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    55.032] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    55.032] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    55.033] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.033]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    55.033]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    55.033] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    55.033] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    55.033] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    55.033] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.033]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.2.0
[    55.034]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    55.034] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    55.034] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 0
[    55.034] (==) Matched nv as autoconfigured driver 1
[    55.034] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
[    55.034] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[    55.034] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    55.034] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[    55.034] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[    55.034] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.034]    compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 0.0.16
[    55.034]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    55.034]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    55.034] (II) LoadModule: "nv"
[    55.035] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nv
[    55.035] (II) UnloadModule: "nv"
[    55.036] (II) Unloading nv
[    55.036] (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
[    55.036] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    55.036] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    55.036] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.036]    compiled for 1.10.2, module version = 2.3.0
[    55.036]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    55.036]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    55.036] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    55.036] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    55.037] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.037]    compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 0.4.2
[    55.037]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    55.037] (II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Thu Mar 24 02:13:12 2011 +1000
[    55.037] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
[    55.037]    RIVA TNT        (NV04)
[    55.037]    RIVA TNT2       (NV05)
[    55.037]    GeForce 256     (NV10)
[    55.037]    GeForce 2       (NV11, NV15)
[    55.037]    GeForce 4MX     (NV17, NV18)
[    55.037]    GeForce 3       (NV20)
[    55.037]    GeForce 4Ti     (NV25, NV28)
[    55.037]    GeForce FX      (NV3x)
[    55.037]    GeForce 6       (NV4x)
[    55.037]    GeForce 7       (G7x)
[    55.037]    GeForce 8       (G8x)
[    55.037]    GeForce GTX 200 (NVA0)
[    55.037]    GeForce GTX 400 (NVC0)
[    55.037] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    55.037] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    55.037] (--) using VT number 7

[    55.052] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    55.066] drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:05.0
[    55.066] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    55.070] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.070] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card1
[    55.075] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.075] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card2
[    55.080] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.080] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card3
[    55.084] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.084] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card4
[    55.088] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.088] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card5
[    55.093] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.093] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card6
[    55.097] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.097] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card7
[    55.101] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.101] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card8
[    55.106] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.106] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card9
[    55.110] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.110] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card10
[    55.114] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.115] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card11
[    55.119] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.119] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card12
[    55.123] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.123] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card13
[    55.128] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.128] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card14
[    55.132] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.132] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card15
[    55.136] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -1
[    55.136] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    55.145] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    55.150] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card1
[    55.154] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card2
[    55.158] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card3
[    55.163] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card4
[    55.167] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card5
[    55.172] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card6
[    55.176] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card7
[    55.180] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card8
[    55.185] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card9
[    55.189] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card10
[    55.193] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card11
[    55.198] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card12
[    55.202] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card13
[    55.206] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card14
[    55.211] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card15
[    55.215] (EE) [drm] failed to open device
[    55.215] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    55.215] vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
[    55.215] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    55.215] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    55.215] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    55.216] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    55.216] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.216]    compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 0.0.2
[    55.216]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    55.216] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    55.216] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    55.216] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[    55.216] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[    55.216] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    55.216] (II) Unloading vesa
[    55.216] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    55.216] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    55.216] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    55.216] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
[    55.217] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
[    55.217]
Fatal server error:
[    55.217] no screens found
[    55.217]
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[    55.217] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    55.217]
Last edited by colinr on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver installation

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:22 pm

Are you using Linux Mint main edition or Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)?
That tutorial you linked was for LMDE and you are posting in the Main Edition Support forum.
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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver installation

Postby colinr on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:13 pm

Thanks for pointing that out - too caught up in the problem to read the headings I guess. I'll try again in the right place!

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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver installation

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:14 pm

I'll move it.
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