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MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???) solved

Postby zeip on Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:35 pm

Oh...what happend?
MINT 5 boots without the NVIDA-Screen. (Card is from NVIDA 7-Series)
Then Wallpaper and only 2 Icons are there...nothing else to do. The system hangs at this point. I tried the recovery-mode and fix the xserver...but nothing helps.
After that i installed/deinstalled other NVIDA-drivers but nothing changed.
Is there a way to bring back my MINT to life?

Maybe "sudo apt-get remove envy" helps?

Greetings!
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Re: MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???)

Postby Husse on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:32 am

Well not quite the command you wrote, but I take it as just an indication
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sudo envy --uninstall-all

I don't get how far you can boot but it is also possible to boot (in recovery mode or safe mode or normal) and edit
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Change the driver to vesa (In Section Device)
It could look something like this (which is for ATI)
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Comment out (put an # first on the line) any option and change driver to vesa and you are able to boot
Sloppy graphics but you can use the computer
Then delete (or rename) any nvidia files in home and uninstall nvidia-settings
Check synaptics to see if the nvidia driver is installed ok (of course no guarantee that it really is)
Change driver to nvidia and restart X (Ctrl+Alt+backspace)
When you know what happens we can continue, but lets hope it works
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Re: MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???)

Postby zeip on Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:19 pm

Thanks a lot!

But after 3 hours there is a totally black screen. The NVIDIA is back, but...
How can i edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

sodo gedit...? I Can´t open this file to change to the VESA-driver.

Greetings!

---Now...it´s the end! Can´t boot the maschine anymore:

* An automatic file system check (fsck) of the root filesystem failed.
A manual fsck must be performed, then the system restarted. The fsck
should be performed in maintenance mode with the root filesystem mounted
in read-only mode.

* The root filesystem is currently mounted in read only mode. A maintenance
shell will now be started.
After performing system maintenance, press CONTROL-D to terminate the maintenance
shell and restart the system.
Give rootpassword for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue)

Haven´t got a rootpassword and Control-D = reboot.
And no chance to open a terminal for fsck! 3 Weeks without a backup...grrrrrr

Greetings!
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Re: MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???)

Postby zeip on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:56 pm

Ok, KNOPPIX bring back the "booting".

Now i´m in sudo nano/xorg.conf....can´t find Selection Device for changing to VESA!


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Re: MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???)

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:01 am

Knoppix and a few others are a helper in distress....
There should be a Section Device However I have seen that with the present X the Driver line is not always present
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

This is the minimum requirement
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Driver "vesa"

and you force X to use vesa which always works (if not the damage is so large that x is destroyed)
You could try to use nvidia or even nv even if the nv driver does not work with quite a few nivida cards
Oh and Section Screen should look like this
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section Monitor like this
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

As you see the names must be the same, so if Section Device says Nvida 6600 Section screen must do so also
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Re: MINT 5 hangs after start(NVIDA???)

Postby zeip on Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:07 pm

Thanks a lot,HUSSE!

But there was something wrong with the hardware, too.(Graphic-card)

A friend of mine helped me to save "home", but we weren't able to let the system work again.
I installed MINT new and i will never(!)forget using "MINT BACKUP" for 3 long weeks!

Once again, thank you for your tipps & help!

greetings from germany
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