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havedampton
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Can't start GUI

Postby havedampton » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:06 pm

All of a sudden, for no apparent reason, when I enter my username and password, the screen goes blank for a second, then shows me the nvidia beta driver screen again, then right back to asking for my username again.

This really sucks.
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Postby scorp123 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:17 pm

Well ... there is a reason why it's called a "beta" (= unstable!) driver. Can you please install the stable drivers again? e.g. using "envy"?

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Same thing happens

Postby havedampton » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:48 pm

Now the exact same thing happens, except there is a different nvidia screen before it kicks me back to entering my username.

Very lame indeed.

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Greeter application

Postby havedampton » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:07 pm

Just got a message saying the greeter application was crashing and attempting to use a different one.

then a different screen asked for my user/pass then kicked my back to the nvidia screen again and finally back to the original user/pass AGAIN.

???

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remastersys??

Postby havedampton » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:09 pm

the last thing I did on this machine was run remastersys and burn a live dvd (which I now find does NOT work.) Could this have caused my problem?

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Postby NiksaVel » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:41 pm

I would suggest running envy and uninstalling the nvidia driver

see if you can start x than... if it works than we can troubleshoot the driver problem

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Postby zonamint » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:43 am

Hi,
As i can see your graphic driver is not been detected did you type:

$ start x from console ? does it work?

If doesnt make sure you have generic vesa driver in Xorg configuration file.

$ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

seek for a line containing your driver...if have nvidia or ati seek for those names...for example if you have an ATI Radeon just replace Radeon for vesa in this example list:

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9600]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
Option "EnablePageFlip"
Option "ColorTiling"
EndSection


Driver "radeon" or Driver "nvidia" you should replace it for "vesa"
then in nano save the file with ctrl + o and exit with ctrl + x.

Restart and it should load Gnome :D

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Postby clem » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:20 pm

Another idea:

Comment out all the lines in /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default


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