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Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« on: April 28, 2012, 05:59:34 pm »
I finally found the power adapter to an old dusty Toshiba laptop with an Nvidia Geforce Go5600 GPU. However it doesn't go through the MD install as it stops at the "Failed to setup X". A few minutes before that you see the text about Nvidia drivers being installed but I can only assume those drivers are too new?

Is there any easy way to fix this? Maybe install some old drivers or something. Searching the forum I see a few posts about "nvidia-glx-legacy" drivers but not all that much - I wouldn't even know how to install them (but I do know how to SSH too that MD/moon if that's needed!).
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 05:45:51 pm by Schmich »

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5200 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 08:21:14 pm »
We evaluate every PCI id for every nVidia chipset there is and install the appropriate driver for the appropriate card.

There is a specific problem with that specific driver on 1004 I am coming to find with our system. I am working on it. I have difficulty firing both the nvidia-glx-175 and the nvidia-glx-96. They are just very old. Still I would like them working... however it is not the highest priority atm. I will update when I have a fix.

If you could pastebin your /etc/X11/xorg.conf it would be helpful. Where XX is the moon/MD number, type the following on your core (or core ssh session):
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sudo apt-get install pastebinit
pastebinit /usr/pluto/diskless/XX/etc/X11/xorg.conf

This will spit a pastebin URL out. Go to that URL and enter the capcha code so that it does not die before I can get to it, and put the URL here.


* also please confirm that apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-260 | grep Installed        returns "Installed (none)"
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 12:10:23 am by l3mce »
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5200 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 05:38:49 pm »
Hey thanks for the reply and clear instructions! The last command you gave returns "Installed: 260.19.29-0ubuntu1" and here is the pastebin: http://pastebin.com/9M4dTqiu

I forgot to add that I'm on 10.04. Then I doubled checked the exact model. The GPU is the Geforce FX Go5600, not 5200. The exact laptop is this: http://ch.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?LNG=8&service=CH&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=81204

Btw, there is no rush to fix this and I'm not at home every day -> sometimes I'm unable to tinker with the system for days. So take your time, prioritize the important stuff :)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 07:41:18 pm by Schmich »

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 01:41:22 am »
Well that is interesting... can you give me the output of lspci -nn | grep VGA       
Or just confirm that the last number is 031a   pretty sure it is. You DEFINITELY have the wrong driver. Can you please apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-173 | grep Installed

Thanks.
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 02:33:59 pm »
Sorry for my nomadic lifestyle, only got back to the house today.

1st command: [10de:031a]
2nd: 173.14.22-0ubuntu11.1

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 02:07:46 am »
Ok... thanks for testing and bringing it to my attention. I have made changes that should now prevent this from happening.

If you would please run: sudo atp-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

Then to check another odd thing please run: apt-cache policy pluto-boot-scripts 
and confirm that the candidate is the same version as installed.
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 04:10:24 pm »
Okay so what I've done now:
sudo apt-get update/upgrade on Core and MD
rebooted Core and MD
MD still displays the Failed to Setup X
ssh to the MD and "apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-173 | grep Installed" gives the same: 173.14.22-0ubuntu11.1
"apt-cache policy pluto-boot-scripts" on MD:
Installed: 2.0.0.45.12020225357
Candidate: 2.0.0.45.12050425943

On Core:
Installed: 2.0.0.45.12022425542 (do note that it's different from the MD if that makes any difference)
Candidate: 2.0.0.45.12050425943

edit:
So I reran the update/upgrade. The core now has the latest pluto-boot-scripts. However the MD doesn't want to update, even after a Core/MD reboot.

I am running "sudo" and it still says:
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The following packages have been kept back:
  linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic pluto-boot-scripts
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
I don't know how to fix that.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2012, 07:08:13 pm by Schmich »

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 07:31:13 pm »
Okay so what I've done now:
sudo apt-get update/upgrade on Core and MD
rebooted Core and MD
MD still displays the Failed to Setup X
ssh to the MD and "apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-173 | grep Installed" gives the same: 173.14.22-0ubuntu11.1
"apt-cache policy pluto-boot-scripts" on MD:
Installed: 2.0.0.45.12020225357
Candidate: 2.0.0.45.12050425943

On Core:
Installed: 2.0.0.45.12022425542 (do note that it's different from the MD if that makes any difference)
Candidate: 2.0.0.45.12050425943

edit:
So I reran the update/upgrade. The core now has the latest pluto-boot-scripts. However the MD doesn't want to update, even after a Core/MD reboot.

I am running "sudo" and it still says:
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The following packages have been kept back:
  linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic pluto-boot-scripts
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
I don't know how to fix that.


This confirms some sort of problem. I will make a ticket.
You can fix this by explicitly running: sudo apt-get install pluto-boot-scripts

Please check that pluto-avwizard and pluto-x-scripts do not suffer the same weirdness, though I do not believe that they do.
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 08:17:24 pm »
Oh that's simple, thanks. Should I do the same for linux-xxxxx-xxxxx packages whenever that happens?

pluto-avwizard and pluto-x-scripts were up-to-date on both the Core and MD

Should I put this MD on the side for now? (there's no rush to make it work, would just be fun if it did)

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 02:34:52 am »
It should never happen. I don't know why that package is being held back.

It should work, no reason to put it aside, but I am about to make another change to the process to make it work more like the other.
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 12:34:57 pm »
A package is held back when the new version wants to remove or add another package. I assume the old pluto-boot-scripts package was installed pre netatalk.

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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 01:25:28 pm »
btw sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx-260 that will help as it was erroneously installed to begin with.
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Re: Nvidia GF Go5600 - Failed to setup X
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 08:37:00 pm »
Oki thanks! I should be heading back to my house tomorrow so I will see how things go then.