X11 doesn't start after update

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mmcmonster
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X11 doesn't start after update

Postby mmcmonster » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Just updated to the latest update pack and X11 doesn't start. Have an nvidia GeForce card that works fine with the previous spin of lmde.

Now when I boot up the computer a blue screen with the notice: "Failed to start the X server" [...] comes up. (Sorry -- can't cut and paste since the windowing system doesn't come up ;-) )

When bringing up the log, the following error is near the bottom:
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error)(EE)

I tried 'sudo nvidia-xconfig' but that didn't help.

I tried removing and reinstalling the nvidia drivers through apt but that didn't help.

I then tried 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-kernel-dkms ' with similar lack of help.

What should I try next?

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Re: X11 doesn't start after update

Postby Monsta » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:55 am

What Geforce card do you have (the exact model)?


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