linux mint 6 won't start

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linux mint 6 won't start

Postby beyecixramd on Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:52 pm

i have a problem with linux mint 6 (and ubuntu 8.10 and fedora 10)

when it tries to start the X server, the screen shuts down but the led is still green (should be yellow) i dont really know why... linux mint 5 starts perfectly...

in ubuntu, in the livecd i can even hear the sound when you log in
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Re: linux mint 6 won't start

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:58 pm

The x is not exactly the same in Felicia and Elyssa
More facts please

You have to tell us more facts.
We need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (To copy from a terminal right click)
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Re: linux mint 6 won't start

Postby beyecixramd on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:05 pm

i ran the command in elyssa, i hope it doesn't matters

Code: Select all
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
00:0f.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:11.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:12.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS] (rev a2)
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)


Almost everything in my system is nVidia, as you can see.

motherboard: nv 680i SLI, processor: intel dual core 2'66 Ghz

Oh, btw, when i hit ctrl+alt+F1, i can see the terminal. (in Felicia)
In fedora 10, when i hit ctrl+alt+F1 (the install version) i see the console, but i can't run commands, all i can see is "X server started" or something like that.

i hope that is enough...
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Re: linux mint 6 won't start

Postby beyecixramd on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:54 am

i need help! seriously!!
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Re: linux mint 6 won't start

Postby Husse on Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:18 pm

Have you tried compatibility mode? Press any key when the live CD counts down
Some nvidia cards don't like the open source "nv" driver that is default - I must use compatibility mode for my nvidia computer
I feel slightly suspicious about the nvidia *55 motherboards but that may be wrong
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