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Title: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on September 25, 2010, 10:47:59 pm
Hi all
I'm trying to update my graphics driver via command line. computer stuck - can only access terminal.

Using the example I got from here:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers#X-windows_won.27t_start

= root@dcerouter:~# wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/<version>/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-<version>-pkg1.run

I've tried:
root@kkserver:~# wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...nux-x86-256.53-pkg1.run

and:
root@kkserver:~# wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...nux-x86-256.53.run-pkg1.run

Both connect OK but come back with : ERROR 404: not found

Am I doing something stupid? Please help a linux noobie
TIA
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: Zaerc on September 26, 2010, 07:51:52 pm
Try:
Code: [Select]
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/256.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.53.run
(The URL can easily be found by right-clicking the "AGREE & DOWNLOAD" button on the final download page (http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload-March2009/confirmation.php?url=/XFree86/Linux-x86/256.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.53.run&lang=us&type=GeForce) and choosing "Copy Link Location")
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on September 26, 2010, 11:29:35 pm
Zaerc

Thanks for the reply. I've got the right url, tried it on another machine. The url also works on curl, but I can't get it to work with wget. I'm not sure where I'm going wrong
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on September 26, 2010, 11:46:28 pm
OK
I see my link got truncated. I tried both these:
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/256.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.53-pkg1.run/
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/256.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.53.run/

I'm not very good with Linux commands and man wget is a big doc
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on September 27, 2010, 01:01:54 am
What chipset are you using?

I think there is an easier way to do this.
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on September 27, 2010, 06:57:44 am
Intel quad core q9550
mobo: asus P5P43TD

for standalone core
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X -
Post by: arsenwengers on October 01, 2010, 12:16:18 am
mysql cannot connect through socket var,
I briefly saw the above message when restarting the the pc hope this is some use in finding a sollution to my problem.
Tried the various numbered keys and right and down arrows but these also do not work.

High, having some trouble getting linuxmce 8.10 up and running.
have istalled it on one pc fine.
After installation on the second pc i have had a black screen after one install/a white screen after another install, and when trying to force WVWizard on by holding down the shift key at start up i get red screen with cannot connect to X sever.

system below;(i hope this helps)

intel i7 cpu 950@3.07 ghz
Windows 7 64-bit(6gb ram)
geforce gtx 285(Nvidia)2gb
cuda cores:240
dedicated video memory 2048MB GDDR3
irq:24
i have x2 nics
tried disabling on board bios but did not know eactly what setting to change when in there,(need this explained in complete laymans terms....sorry)
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 10:50:52 am
Latest on this saga:

Got myself a DVI to VGA connector, installed it, same result = AVWizard failed to setup X
Connected a second monitor to the VGA connector, so now 1 monitor on DVI/VGA and 1 on VGA port, ran it = same result

Reinstalled Lmce with 1 monitor connected to DVI/VGA. Install went fine to near the end  when a window popped up: KDE Daemon crash handler Fatal error, KDE Daemon (kded4) crashed and caused signal 11 SIGSEV. Clicked OK & inst. finished. Reboot = same result with text scrolling slowly past saying something about buffer I/O error.

Rebooted again, with second monitor attached, OK, no scrolling text but still ends in same result
Can now reboot OK without 2nd monitor but still always ends in same result.

Ran sudo apt-get update, sudo apt -get upgrade. Nothing downloaded. Linuxmce ver 2.6.27-15. Is this the latest?

Have tried the escape shift punching numbers thing - no effect. ( I never hear the start beeps, only the descending beeps at high speed)

Ok, so where do I go from here? :

Try to Install the latest nvidia driver as per first post? And then?

Curiously, if I look at the xorg.log file there's lots of stuff about my Samsung monitors, refresh rates etc but if I look at the xorg file itself theres just a bit of generic info in there, doesn't even say what type of monitor it is.

Could it be that it's not managing to update the xorg.conf file?

 It would really help if people who've heard the fat lady sing ( If you can see me etc) ( I've never heard it)can tell me what's going on here & where to go from here.
 
TIA


Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 01, 2010, 04:26:26 pm
Try

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 01, 2010, 05:50:56 pm
Why are you even going through this?

The system should have the correct drivers, already.

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 06:34:57 pm
Thanks for the help guys
i3mce: ran your instruction: said something about not available but referred to by another package.

Thom: I can't get to the AVWizard. Get stuck at the Failed to setup X screen. I have pressed shift - I have punched in numbers - nothing changes. Please remember that I don't hear the startup beeps, only the descending end ones - does this signify something?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 01, 2010, 06:38:28 pm
What graphics card are you using ?

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 06:45:40 pm
Nvidia 8400 GS 512Mb DDR2 PCI-ex.

See my system on my bottom sig.
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 08:16:54 pm
From my xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier   "Device0"
Driver       "nvidia"
VendorName  "NVIDIA Corporation
EndSection

Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 01, 2010, 08:23:16 pm
To be clear... this core definitely IS online, yes?

ping google returns a result?

Is this a new install? Was the system ever functioning correctly?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 08:33:44 pm
yes, online, downloaded lots of stuff during install, shows on my router.
Yes, new install from DVD
No, never working, never seen the lady, only always the failed to start x
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 08:45:52 pm
Yes, definitely online
Yes, new install from DVD
No, have never seen the lady
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 01, 2010, 08:47:30 pm
can you please give us the output of lspci -nn ?

also, you may want to try using a different graphics card (if onboard, disable the graphics chip in th bios)

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 09:02:56 pm
I don't have an onboard graphics card

I don't know how to get the contents of lspci up here. I am on a different machine.

But I can see VGA compatible controller [0300]: something:00.0 nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS [10something:06e4](reva1)
part of my screen on the left is cut off
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 01, 2010, 10:09:59 pm
If the machine you are on is a windows machine, use putty
http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe

ssh into 192.168.80.1 and log in.

Run lspci and at right click the title bar and choose "copy all to clipboard" and paste it here.
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 10:23:54 pm
I'm on my ubuntu 10.4 server

can I download same and do from there?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 10:53:24 pm
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 5
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SATA AHCI Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)
03:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMB368 IDE controller
05:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 10:56:06 pm
Thanks l3mce - learnt something new tonight ;D
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 11:01:34 pm
And here's my xorg.conf. This one worries me - shouldn't there be more in here?
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder75)  Fri Mar 12 01:42:27 PST 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 01, 2010, 11:09:02 pm
Oh, btw, couldn't ssh in via 192.168.80.1. had to log in via IP address assigned by my router.

Is that how it should be?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 02, 2010, 12:27:38 am
No.

The only thing providing DHCP must be the core.

Turn off DHCP on the router.
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: posde on October 02, 2010, 10:24:45 am
No.

The only thing providing DHCP must be the core.

Turn off DHCP on the router.

This is only correct for the internal network. The external network can and should have a DHCP server running (if you have a local outside network).
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 02, 2010, 03:17:10 pm
Thanks for clearing that up Posde.

Now can somebody please comment on my xorg.conf file, I still think it should have more info in it. If the xorg.conf log shows e.g my monitor make, model and even manufacturing date, shouldn't some of that show up in the xorg .conf ?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 02, 2010, 04:30:56 pm
Yes, absolutely correct... however you should not be trying to ssh over the external (internet) assuming the other PC is on the same (internal) network, it should be at 192.168.80.1 and assign everything else. Almost every unexpected AVWizard behavior I have had, btw, has been rooted in a bad network setup. I assume the reason for that is beyond my sphere of understanding.

Here is my xorg. Nvidia 8300 (on board) over HDMI UI2 alpha.
Code: [Select]
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder75)  Fri Mar 12 01:42:27 PST 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    Option         "DPMS"
        Modeline        "1920x1080" 148.5 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125
        HorizSync       20-500
        VertRefresh     59-61
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
        Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes           "1920x1080"
                Virtual         1920 1080
        EndSubSection
        Option  "TVStandard"    "1080p"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
        Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "true"
        Option "RENDER" "true"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
~
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 02, 2010, 07:54:25 pm
Let me just explain my setup: Currently I'm just trying to fire up my core. My core has nothing attached to it on the internal network although the 2nd NIC is installed. It connects to the internet through my external network's router via the other NIC. There is only 1 graphics card - the Nvidia 8400. The mobo has no built in graphics card. Only 1 x 500Gb HD currently - once it's up & running I'll add some TB drives with Raid for storage.

 Thanks for your xorg l3mce. It certainly contains a lot more info in the nvidia & monitor sections than mine which presumably points to a nvidia card problem.

So assuming I have a graphic card problem I want to try this again: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers.

I have tried this previously but ran into various problems which caused this thread to start.

I have since managed to download the new driver as per Zaerc :
Code:
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/256.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.53.run
 (Still cant get pkg1 version shown on the Display Drivers page to work)

However when I do the sh for this I get: No such file or directory

Also when I try telinit 1 my core starts up the Kubuntu screen and then freezes.

So I need to get past these problems.

Any help much appreciated

Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 02, 2010, 08:07:13 pm
hmm, guys, seriously, you shouldn't have to do any of this. Our installer goes out of its way to set up the drivers correctly.

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 02, 2010, 08:53:58 pm
Thom, please suggest a course of action, whatever I try I end up at the blue screen with the AVwizard faied to set up X.
Also lately my screen then starts getting overwritten with with lines of text a la "The Matrix", just slower scroll. Is this what is known as a kernel panic?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 02, 2010, 09:52:22 pm
can you try a different graphics card please? We've heard of people having bizarre issues with the 8300/8400. I am using:

OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 9600 GT/PCI/SSE2

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 02, 2010, 10:42:39 pm
OK . Unfortunately I live way out in the bush so will have to wait until I get to a town. :(
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: l3mce on October 03, 2010, 03:45:44 am
For your own edification, I don't have an MD atm so I cannot confirm this, but what I remember from diddling around a long time ago with the moon units, was that I was never in the directory I thought I was in, or where things should go. I often was executing things on the server instead of the MD as well.

Code: [Select]
find / -name 'NVIDIA*.run'
You can see if it is lurking somewhere. As memory serves, and I drink a lot, wget was not dropping to the moon dir structure.

What I ended up doing, as memory serves, was DL the file to a thumb drive, open KDE on the MD and dragged it to the desktop, drop to a shell, kill x, and sh from there... I was new to linux, and could not mount anything vista formatted so I fell back on dummy tools to partition in linux.

Just found a PCIe x1 ION card for 60 bucks I plan on playing with once we are eating regular again.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500164
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 03, 2010, 05:24:15 pm
Thanks l3mce

I'll go scratching around a bit until I get another graphics card. Command line here I come ! Fools rush in where angels fear to tread  ;D
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 03, 2010, 05:28:27 pm
Thom

Are you using your card on a 810 installation?

Core or MD?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: tschak909 on October 03, 2010, 06:09:07 pm
yes, on 0810, in the core/hybrid.

-Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 03, 2010, 10:19:01 pm
Thanks a mil Thom
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 04, 2010, 10:58:58 am
I'm battling to source a 9600 card. Any of the nvidia 240/260/280 etc. known to work well with 810?
Title: Re: AV Wizard - Failed to setup X - can't download driver
Post by: bushtech on October 04, 2010, 08:52:25 pm
YEEEEHAAAAH!!!

Well, got a Inno3D Nvidia 240 GeForce GT card today, installed, booted = same x failed to start
Back to googling the Wiki & the forum & came across hitting shift after the descending beeps.
Booted up again hit shift after the descending beeps and LOL , the penguin pops up, did the settings, & it started installing stuff, firefox, etc.
Still waiting for it to finish - last bit I saw was something about the Orbiter, ah Sarah has just popped up
Excuse me