Author Topic: *SOLVED* new nvidia driver breaks x  (Read 689 times)

Afkpuz

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*SOLVED* new nvidia driver breaks x
« on: October 02, 2009, 10:39:15 pm »
So, I did a fresh install of 710 from the dvd and noticed that the screen would flicker when the UI was up.  So, I went to update the video driver and now I receive this message after bootup.  

Failed to start X

I have tried holding down shift during bootup, but the AV wizard won't show up.  my xorg.conf is set to use the nvidia driver, not vesa.  Any ideas?
« Last Edit: October 02, 2009, 11:08:23 pm by Afkpuz »

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Re: new nvidia driver breaks x
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 10:50:39 pm »
Had a similar issue with a intel video card, but had the same start X error, from another device, I had to ssh into my MD and run the command:

 sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


Then you can probably hold down shift on the next reboot to get the AVWizard.  Not a dev, so YMMV.

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Re: new nvidia driver breaks x
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 10:57:33 pm »
I've already tried that with now luck.  Oh, and my video card is an nvidia 9 series.  Can't remember exact model
« Last Edit: October 02, 2009, 11:01:56 pm by Afkpuz »

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Re: *SOLVED* new nvidia driver breaks x
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 11:09:23 pm »
I'm not sure what I did, but I made sure that the driver in my xorg.conf was listed correctly as "nvidia" and I did a dpkg-reconfig... for xorg.conf.