Ubuntu :: Cannot Start X After Attempt To Update Video Driver?
Nov 30, 2010
While attempting to identify the cause of a crash in X, invoked by KMyMoney, following a change of graphics card hardware, I was advised to try another graphics driver. As a result my system start only in comand prompt mode and I cannot Startx.Somehat foolishly I followed the Howto on installing the 'latest and greatest nVidia drivers'. The installation failed (most alarmingly because the driver that the nViida web-site identified as being appropriate - X86-256.44 - actually issued an warning message during installation telling me that it did not support my installed hardware!). The recovery recommended in the Howto also failed (as I suspected it might).
If I press Ctrl+Alt+F7 at the command prompt I get many error/warning messages, starting with multiple instances of the following pair:"unknown parameter encountered""ignoring unknown pararmeter"and the system then enters a wait after the message 'checking battery status' - which confuses me, as, aside from the CMOS battery, there is no battery on my desktop system.If I issue the startx command I get many error/warning messagesincluding:
i couldn't enable any of the desktop effects. So i searched available drivers and found one for my graphics card. After installing it and rebooting, the system doesn't start, i tried ctrl+alt+f1 for entering in console mode but that doesn't work either.
I just installed linux Mint 9, although I was having the same exact problem with ubuntu 10.04. Just testing mint out for a bit. I am running on the 64 bit OS. When I got to select advanced visual effects, It goes to enable the drivers but then I get this message.
"SystemError: Failed to fetch [url] Not Found [IP: 18.104.22.168 80]"
It used to work before but then just stopped one day when I booted up. I use Docky, and it won't work without the drivers because it requires compositing to work properly. I am using a Nvidia GTX 260 video card if that has anything to do with it.
However, I have had this issue with Windows computers as well, I just don't know how to beat around this problem and fix it with the new OS.
For starters, I have a Sony Vaio laptop (VGN-NS295J) that's running a ATI Mobility 3430 Video card on F14 64bit.
From the beginning, my device was not recognized with a good driver, so I started jumping through hoops reading forums of how to properly install this driver and get rid of the on board video. After I was successful (so I thought) I rebooted my system, and now after Fedora finishes loading the operating system, the screen goes gray and I can start typing in whatever I want.
I can still log in by Ctrl+Alt+F2 or whatever it is, but I'm stuck to text, and don't know my way around well enough yet.
I believe the issue is that it's trying to treat my laptop as two moniters, or defaulted my monitor incorrectly perhaps? At least this is what always happened to me in the past with Windows.
I just fresh installed F14 today, so I don't have anything of importance on the HD.
*UPDATE* Okay, so i've figured out hitting escape lists two versions of Linux there off the boot. The top one repeats the message I've just given, and the second one will go to the Fedora screen right after the boot (where it fills the emblem diagonally), then the screen flashes like it's starting to run my video card, and the screen goes black.
My problem: while working on my laptop the system Offered an update to my ATI video card............so being the nube that I am I said go ahead and install it............yep that f'd it up. it ran for a while then froze up to the point I had to hard boot the machine. on restart the desktop splash/load screen displays but nothing else afterwards. I can get into restore mode and even terminal but can't seem to find anything........there is an autofix video option but that did not work either.
I spent a week loading and configuring this thing and do not want to start back from scratch...........I have too much stuff to lose on a new install. funny thing is that I just had set the system to do a complete backup of the ubuntu instance for tonight so I would have some way to restore this if something happened...........well it happend before the backup ran tonight........go figure.
Is there a way to reload the default system without loosing my files and such? I would just have to load vmware back on and some other programs but I a okay with that.
I have a new Fedora 11 install with all updates working on my: Dell XPS M1330 laptop with nVidia GeForce 8400M GS
I wanted to install compiz fusion on Gnome so I followed these step by step instructions from:
Fedora refused to boot, locking up during the process.
Here is what happens...
After updates I had 3 options at boot up:
A) If I choose the TOP one (newest) it will boot up to a black screen and nothing else, I get a white block which moves with mouse. I cant get a shell and any key I hit just echoes back...ctr-alt-del will result in normal shutdown process displaying.
If I watch the services start (F1) I see all -OK- except: nvidia.ko: Driver already enabled
The boot continues with all OK until it gets to: STARTING atd: at which time the screen flashes for about 7 seconds and locks up.
B) If I choose MIDDLE boot option and watch the boot process I see most services start OK except:
Checking for module nvidia.ko [FAILED] nvidia.ko for kernel 22.214.171.124-64.fc11.i686.PAE was not found [WARNING] The nvidia driver will not be enabled until found [WARNING] Driver already disabled
Then the services continue on with [OK] until a few seconds later the screen halts with a mess of colors and symbols on screen and system stops booting. Any key pressed simply echoes back with no other result. Again ctrl-alt-del refreshes screen and shutdown of services proceeds normally.
Just used Synaptic to update my video driver for the XFX RADEON R250x. It was working before when I had installed the drivers from the AMD site. But I was told I needed to use the kernel compatible, so I did this update. Now it boots up and hangs with blank screen where it would usually go to login. I've got a boot disc where I can boot into and we can look at the logs ....
Updated xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd few days ago,became so laggy,windows pop up & zoom very slow,it was snappy (I didn't install proprietary driver). My graphic card is integrated ATI Radeon HD3200.
I'm running Fedora 13 x64 and updated the kernel to the latest version (126.96.36.199-56 to 188.8.131.52-61). I use the proprietary nvidia drivers (currently 260.19.12) so I had to compile the kernel module against the new kernel sources and reinstall the driver. The process was apparently successful, but when I try to start X nothing happens, it's as if the computer had been suspended, my monitor acts like it isn't receiving any input. I have full runlevel 3 access, and the system seems pretty much fine up to that point. Nvidia's own sanity tests which are built into the installer reported no problems with my driver.
when I perform an apt-get update and then attempt to install the package cifs.utils it says that it cannot find the package but in Ubuntu 10.04 it does find it in 10.10. Does this package have another name or is it that the standard repositories to not have it in there list?
I have had Ubuntu desktop on my PC for a year now and am very happy with it. A couple of months ago I got a Ubuntu server 10.04 for playing about with. I have installed the gui, for personal reasons, but I want to upgrade to 10.10
Whenever I attempt the upgrade my server becomes unbootable and I have to reimage and start again. I have even tried performing the upgrade before I install the GUI but it still makes no difference.
Although I have the GUI I am doing the upgrade via command line.
Upon watching the upgrade in process, I find that no errors are occurring. Could it be something to do with my server provider?
I'm running F12 and Package Updater has been telling me to update Thunderbird for two days but fails on every attempt. I tried to go the yum route today with yum remove thunderbird yum install thunderbird
And I get this error: Error: Package: thunderbird-3.0.10-1.fc12.i686 (updates) Requires: nss >= 3.12.8 Installed: nss-3.12.7-6.fc12.i686 (@updates) nss = 3.12.7-6.fc12 Available: nss-3.12.4-14.fc12.i686 (fedora) nss = 3.12.4-14.fc12
Is there any way I can update nss such that Thunderbird will have access to the correct version or is this something that is in process for the repository?
Though not very sure with my inference, but I never had this issue while making an attempt to "Check for Ubuntu 10.04 updates" before! Refer to the attachment for detailed view. Only change I made this morning was to change the DNS addresses from that of Google's to Norton's Secure DNS vide 184.108.40.206 & 220.127.116.11!
If I take out the existing video card and put in another one of a different type (but not a different brand), how does Ubuntu behave? I know what Windows typically does. Windows starts up the screen using a default video driver which is at least 1024 by 768 and then asks you what this new bit of hardware is and asks where the drivers are. I'm pretty sure Ubuntu has default drivers of its own, but I don't know what their resolution is.
Got a bit of a problem where xorg can't start kdm. I pulled out a dying AGP card to try and switch to onboard video, and I think the previous configuration is gumming up the works.I've been running this system for quite a while, as you'll be able to tell from the version numbers.Would like to avoid having to transport my Amarok databases to a new server. I make heavy use of the song ratings and whenever I try to transport the database from the old system to a fresh build I have to spend hours relearning sql commands.Any ideas how to either fix the resolutions on the ATI or (preferably) get KDE to start on the onboard graphics?
I am running gnome 3 on ubuntu 11.04, a clean installation from the gNatty version, 32 bit. The machine is a Lenovo t420, with 6GB RAM and a integrated video card.
Everything is running smoothly but not for games. I tried urban terror, Tremulous, Nexuiz, all of the lags from the very beginning as if I was using a machine 5 years ago to run today's video games (ie, takes 10 seconds for a mouse move a show, audio lags, .etc). From my experience it should come from video card driver not installed, but the update manager shows all device works fine (indeed, the screen resolution is 1600X900).
I just installed Linux Mint 9 as a dual boot install with Win XP. Trying to activate wireless network card driver and video driver. Pops up: "You are not authorized to perform this action".How do I get authorized?
Now every time I boot Win XP, the Internet Explorer menu bar is all blacked out and goofy. If I log out and back in it corrects itself. If I reboot it's blacked out again. Re-installed IE8. Still blacks out.Also Firefox in Win XP crashes expectantly. It has NEVER crashed on me previously.
I installed Debian recently, and everything seems to be working fine, except some video games are unusually slow compared to what they would normally be. Tremulous, for example, worked reasonably fine on this computer with Windows XP, but now (Debian) for some reason it's laggy even on the title screen. Something wrong with my video drivers?
All of the information I know: The computer is a Dell Dimension 3000 RAM: 256mb? Gnome System Monitor says 247.1mb, SWAP: about 730mb Processor: Intel Celeron 2.40GHz HD: 25gb out of a 40gb HD free, and an external 1tb HD with about 920gb free Debian Release 6.0 (squeeze) Kernel Linux 2.6.32-5-686 GNOME 2.30.2 (I've tried LXDE also, no noticeable change) Only linux on the machine.
I upgraded yesterday to 10.10 doing a fresh install and I noticed something strange, the ATI driver Ubuntu 10.10 gives me is 8.78 while 10.04 gave me 10.7. Anyone else notice that 10.10 is providing older drivers than what 10.04 provided?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and have moved to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. I want to get CompizFusion running just to make my laptop even more cool, but since im new (fairly) to ubuntu, i want to know if someone else has done it, because i dont want to go and mess it all up. Has someone done it?
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my pc. I am running a Matrox Millenium G400 Dual-head video card. I am trying to install the driver, so I went to the matrox website and downloaded the latest driver for linux. The only problem is, I have no idea how to install it . I am new to linux so the readme file did not help much, as I am unfamiliar with terminal.
I have an older Dell Latitude (with an atitude). I noticed that scrolling down web pages and such has been painfully slow. I didn't have that problem with Windows installed and so it just goes to reason that the video driver is not right. I selected "display driver update" (or something like that) from one of the menus. It saw that I needed an update to the nVidia driver. I authenticated the request and it downloaded and supposedly installed the update. Now I have no video. I get the splash screen and the start-up scripts but then after it loads, it goes black.
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer with Linux because I've primarily been an operator with it for years. I never had any admin privileges until I finally decided to install it on my home systems. That being said, what do I need to do to get this to work?
I'm having some problems with my video drivers I think. Before I get into detail here's some info about my laptop: It's a Laptop, yes. Graphics Card = ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 Model: ASUS F3KE (the 1 without the Camera, just a mic) Ubuntu Version: 9.10
I believe the problem is with my Video Driver. I can Set Visual effects on high without any trouble, but when running games (Even Java Games) that I can run flawlessly when running under Vista are almost impossible to run on Ubuntu, extremely low FPS and well it's just pointless to even try!
Examples of games are: Guild Wars running (Well not really *running*) with wine. Saga with wine Wurm Online (Java) Alien Arena And even Glest!
I have a Asus 54G43-Pro mobo with Intel GMA G43 video chip on it. It works fine in Ubuntu and using the same display with the same settings, under Maverick in comparison with Lucid, the video is a little more sharp and with more contrast. I have dual boot with Windows and in Windows it is even less sharp and contrast.
In Windows I can tune the sharpness, contrast, etc but I was not able to find a simlar features in Ubuntu. I have checked the Synaptic and even installed some Intel GMA files but I still have no access on tuning the video driver. Is this possible in Ubuntu and possible to be hidden somewhere or I can just forget about it?