[Solved] issue after nvidiaconfig

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[Solved] issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby tec_wiz on Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:35 pm

ok, So I was trying to install the nvidia drivers and I have ran into a problem. I installed the nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem along with nvidia-vdpau-driver, nvidia-settings, nvidia-kernel-common, and nvidia-xconfig and all dependencies as per the tutorial. Everything worked fine when I rebooted. I then ran nvidia-xconfig and rebooted. Now x server isnt working. I tried restarting x with ctrl-alt-backspace, and then I restarted from the command line. Now x server isn't working.

I'm guessing that reinstalling xserver will fix my problems. Can anyone tell me how to do that or suggest anything else that might work?

Thanks.
Last edited by tec_wiz on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby tec_wiz on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:34 pm

ok, I got x-server up and running again by deleting the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11. I have made a backup copy so that I can post the contents, please see below:

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (pbuilder@windlord)  Sun Jun 13 06:03:17 UTC 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection


I really need someone who can help. I'm trying to get Compiz to work, and that involves installing the nvidia drivers. But this doesn't seem to be working.
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby vincent on Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:54 am

What happens when you open up a terminal and paste the following?
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compiz --replace
Debian Testing x64/LM9 Main x64/Windows 7 x64 - LG R580 laptop w/ Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GHz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce G 105M, Ralink rt2860 802.11n, 300 GB WD HD 5400 rpm
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby tec_wiz on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:52 pm

vincent wrote:What happens when you open up a terminal and paste the following?
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compiz --replace


Bad things. Here is the error that is printed in the terminal.

damean@damean-desktop ~ $ compiz --replace
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
compiz (core) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

Launching fallback window manager

It then fails to completely load the window manager and hangs. The boarders around my windows disappear. It won't redraw windows when I change focus. Forcing me to restart.
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby DrHu on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:35 pm

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1037625
https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppa

Check the data from the driver team ref: installation instructions..
--you may have to add the Ubuntu ppa repository to correctly install that driver and associated files !
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby tec_wiz on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:46 pm

I didn't think you could use Ubuntu PPA's with Debian.
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Re: issue after nvidiaconfig

Postby tec_wiz on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:52 pm

I was able to resolve this issue by following the directions in the link below.

http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

It seems that there is a bug in nvidiaconfig that causes the xorg-config file to be incorrect. I have corrected my problem by using the xorg.conf file in the link provided.

I hope this helps someone in the future.
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