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update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby Mister.T on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Update pack 6 kills my xserver. It ignores this: "sudo echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf" and destroys my Nvidia driver.

I have tried a fresh install of 201204 MATE/Cinnamon 64-bit and then added the driver as recommended here: viewtopic.php?f=191&t=82424

Again after installing update pack 6, I have no X. I have tied this 3 times from 3 different servers just to make sure.

Please help.
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby Mister.T on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:56 pm

This is at least the third (possibly 4th) update pack to have destroyed my Nvidia driver settings. Fed up with having to do complete re-instsalls. I was only carrying this one out in order to then go the "Stable" route. looks like I may have to wait for the next ISO to come out and then install to go stable.

This makes a complete mockery of a rolling distribution.
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby zerozero on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:26 pm

there's one thing here that puzzles me:
1- install the 201204 iso;
2- install the nvidia drivers;
3- perform a huge upgrade and break systematically every time; (3-4 times)

what about for once change the order of the factors?
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby Mr. B on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:25 pm

1. Install
2. Perform the upgrade
3. Install the Nvidia driver and create a xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/

Create an xorg.conf

Create an xorg.conf with the following content:

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Section "Module"
    Load        "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Video Card"
    Driver              "nvidia"
EndSection



http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Use_DKMS

Read the rest also, it's important, especially with Debian/LMDE.

4. Reboot and you're done

In that order it should be done.


But it would be wiser to wait for the new iso's to come out instead of trying to reinstall LMDE 2012.4 and pull in over +1200 updates every single time. Unless you have no problem with reinstalling again of course.
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby Mister.T on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:36 am

zerozero wrote:there's one thing here that puzzles me:
1- install the 201204 iso;
2- install the nvidia drivers;
3- perform a huge upgrade and break systematically every time; (3-4 times)

what about for once change the order of the factors?


Thank you; already considered doing that but just thought that there may be a way back into the system in order to easily repair the damage. Also thought that this issue had been solved ages ago and needed to have a moan (sorry).

Will probably wait for the New ISO unless this is an easy fix.

Steve.
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:27 am

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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby styckx on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:08 am

Mister.T wrote:
zerozero wrote:there's one thing here that puzzles me:
1- install the 201204 iso;
2- install the nvidia drivers;
3- perform a huge upgrade and break systematically every time; (3-4 times)

what about for once change the order of the factors?


Thank you; already considered doing that but just thought that there may be a way back into the system in order to easily repair the damage. Also thought that this issue had been solved ages ago and needed to have a moan (sorry).

Will probably wait for the New ISO unless this is an easy fix.

Steve.


It's one of those things with any Linux install that isn't in the `instruction' manual per-say and despite safeguards in place to prevent video breakages with kernel or xorg updates... It still happens even on a straight easy Ubuntu install. I learned early on.. If you get an update and a new kernel or xorg update (or both) are involved I've found it best to just uninstall the ati/nvidia drivers, do the update and then reinstall your drivers. For me random video driver breakages are the last great elephant in the room of Linux. You shouldn't have to cross your fingers and pray your video doesn't get broken with a xorg or kernel update but.. I still do..

Sorry.. My little rant on the video breakage subject.
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Re: update pack 6 nvidia issue

Postby qbicdesign on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:11 am

I have the same issue. I had nvidia drivers installed and working fine, then after latest updates I can't get a GUI. I only get a bluescreen telling that X isn't configured correctly, and options to view the logs etc.
The only way I can get a GUI is to delete /etc/X11xorg.conf and reboot.
I have tried everything I can find in the forums, but I end up back at the same blue screen each time i try anything.
For a while I could use the "recovery mode" option from the grub menu, and I could get my dual monitors working but without the nvidia drivers.
Anyone have a method or suggestions how to fix this?

Some info that may help:
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qbic@qbic-mint:~$ dpkg --list | egrep '(nvidia)|(linux-image*)|(linux-headers*)'
ii  glx-alternative-nvidia                                      0.2.2                             i386         allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider
ii  libgl1-nvidia-alternatives                                  304.48-1                          i386         transition libGL.so* diversions to glx-alternative-nvidia
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386                                      304.48-1                          i386         NVIDIA binary OpenGL libraries
ii  libglx-nvidia-alternatives                                  304.48-1                          i386         transition libgl.so diversions to glx-alternative-nvidia
ii  linux-headers-2.6-486                                       3.2+46                            i386         Header files for Linux 486 configuration (dummy package)
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-2-486                                   3.2.9-1                           i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-2-486
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-2-common                                3.2.9-1                           i386         Common header files for Linux 3.2.0-2
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-3-486                                   3.2.21-3                          i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-3-486
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-3-common                                3.2.21-3                          i386         Common header files for Linux 3.2.0-3
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-486                                   3.2.32-1                          i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-486
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae                               3.2.32-1                          i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all                                   3.2.32-1                          i386         All header files for Linux 3.2 (meta-package)
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-i386                              3.2.32-1                          i386         All header files for Linux 3.2 (meta-package)
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64                                 3.2.32-1                          i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-common                                3.2.32-1                          i386         Common header files for Linux 3.2.0-4
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-common-rt                             3.2.32-1                          i386         Common header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-rt
ii  linux-headers-3.2.0-4-rt-686-pae                            3.2.32-1                          i386         Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-rt-686-pae
ii  linux-headers-486                                           3.2+46                            i386         Header files for Linux 486 configuration (meta-package)
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-2-486                                     3.2.9-1                           i386         Linux 3.2 for older PCs
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-3-486                                     3.2.21-3                          i386         Linux 3.2 for older PCs
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-4-486                                     3.2.32-1                          i386         Linux 3.2 for older PCs
ii  linux-image-486                                             3.2+46                            i386         Linux for older PCs (meta-package)
ii  nvidia-alternative                                          304.48-1                          i386         allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider
ii  nvidia-glx                                                  304.48-1                          i386         NVIDIA metapackage
ii  nvidia-installer-cleanup                                    20120630+3                        i386         Cleanup after driver installation with the nvidia-installer
ii  nvidia-kernel-common                                        20120630+3                        i386         NVIDIA binary kernel module support files
ii  nvidia-kernel-dkms                                          304.48-1                          i386         NVIDIA binary kernel module DKMS source
ii  nvidia-settings                                             304.48-1                          i386         Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii  nvidia-support                                              20120630+3                        i386         NVIDIA binary graphics driver support files
ii  nvidia-vdpau-driver:i386                                    304.48-1                          i386         NVIDIA vdpau driver
ii  nvidia-xconfig                                              304.48-1                          i386         X configuration tool for non-free NVIDIA drivers
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia                                   304.48-1                          i386         NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
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