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sreilly
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Re: Guernsey

Post by sreilly » 2007/06/05 09:21:48

Lenard,
Yep! I tried using both the 9631 DAG rpm and the latest (9755) but got the same result - system hang!

One question though. When installing the DAG rpms do you still need to change nv to nvidia in xorg.conf manually?
When I installed the rpm xorg.conf didn't change until I ran nvidia-xconfig

Steve

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Re: Guernsey

Post by sreilly » 2007/06/05 09:24:29

Thanks varkk :-)
That's added another layer of TZ confusion.

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Re: Guernsey

Post by Lenard » 2007/06/05 10:50:16

Yes you can manually edit the xorg.conf file, but you should also have the nvidia-xconfig.

As a suggestion try typing at runlevel 3;

system-config-display --reconfig --set-video=nvidia --set-depth=24 --set-videoram=0

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Re: Guernsey

Post by sreilly » 2007/06/05 11:58:38

Lenard,
I'll have to put the nvidia issue on the back burner until I can get the workstation user to stop working so that I can work with the display setting.
In the mean time I've restored his C5 i386 install.

You might know this one.
I use Acronis True Image 9 to backup/restore boot partitions to a network share.
Sometimes when I restore an image during reboot GRUB gets to level 2, other time GRUB only gets to level 1.5.
So my question is; What is the difference between GRUB 1.5 and 2? They both boot.

Steve

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Re: Guernsey

Post by Lenard » 2007/06/05 12:38:25

See: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Images

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Re: Guernsey

Post by sreilly » 2007/06/05 13:04:36

Many thanks for that.
I learn something new every day.

Steve

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Re: Guernsey

Post by sreilly » 2007/06/06 10:33:03

Lenard,

I found another workstation that has the same nvidia problem (well nearly) when I upgrade it from i386 to x86_64.
It doesn't hang BUT X doesn't start if I use the nvidia driver.

I tried your suggestion (system-config-display --reconfig --set-video=nvidia --set-depth=24 --set-videoram=0) but that didn't fix it either.

The Xorg.0.log file has this;

(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so

Backtrace:
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x71) [0x485ea1]
1: /lib64/libc.so.6 [0x3f37a30070]
2: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 [0x3f36a0a232]
3: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 [0x3f36a109c6]
4: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 [0x3f36a0cc36]
5: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 [0x3f36a1036c]
6: /lib64/libdl.so.2 [0x3f38200f7a]
7: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 [0x3f36a0cc36]
8: /lib64/libdl.so.2 [0x3f382014ed]
9: /lib64/libdl.so.2(dlopen+0x31) [0x3f38200ef1]
10: /usr/bin/Xorg(DLLoadModule+0x5e) [0x46801e]
11: /usr/bin/Xorg(LoaderOpen+0x1b3) [0x4642d3]
12: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x465c98]
13: /usr/bin/Xorg(LoadModule+0x24) [0x4666e4]
14: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86LoadModules+0x8b) [0x46077b]
15: /usr/bin/Xorg(InitOutput+0x514) [0x461774]
16: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x26f) [0x43239f]
17: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf4) [0x3f37a1d8a4]
18: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x229) [0x431879]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

I tried commenting out the GLX module but it made no difference.

This may, of course, be a completely different problem.

Steve

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Re: Guernsey

Post by Lenard » 2007/06/06 19:53:33

Ouch!! it does look like something is not right in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file or something is broken with the driver. As a suggestion try editing to the xorg.conf file and adding/changing the following sections as required;

[code]
Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "False"
EndSection
[/code]

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