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kxorrao

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nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« on: July 10, 2009, 07:29:21 pm »

   After I had installed nvidia proprietary driver on VL6.0, it fails startx after shutdowning the system. I tried CTRL + ALT (+ AND -) and Gdm appears up! Suggestions?

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 02:16:12 pm »
I'm not sure I understand your question. What do you mean by "it fails startx" after you shutdown your computer?
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kxorrao

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 03:19:18 pm »


 ....  it fails startx after shutdown, i.e, I switch off the machine and a few seconds later I switch on again. Did you get it now?

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 05:49:58 pm »
Daniel asked a pertinent question. There is very little information to go on here.

Did you ever get the nvidia driver working, as in: did you see the nVidia splash screen upon loading X?

You would not use "startx" and GDM together. You either log in via the graphical login manager, or to command line and issue command "startx". Since you mention GDM, I guess you do get a graphical login screen? If so, what do you see after entering username and password?

Use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X.

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 04:43:07 pm »


     Sorry, Daniel...the issue is that when I boot for the first time gdm does not start, right I see a lots of drawings gray and black, so I pressed CTRL + ALT + _ and it was possible to see gdm

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver (FX5500) fails on startx
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 05:59:26 pm »
I would recommend troubleshooting by using the "linux-tui" option on your boot menu. This will give you a text login. Run "vxconf" again and see if it gets it right. Use "startx" to test the settings. Look for errors on the screen, or in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and report the results here.