I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

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I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby kazemifar » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:01

Hello There!
I've got a Geforce FX 5500 VGA, and when I install Sabayon, at the last phase of installation it complains about the driver with an error, and the installation process fails. So I loaded the 'Vesa' driver before booting the DVD by hitting F5 and typing: 'xdriver=vesa'! It did work and proprietary drivers didn't load. So the Installation was successful! But now, when I want to login into my KDE, the screen flickers for a while and again jumps out of KDE to the login screen. I can only login to Fluxbox which I hate!
I know that the proper driver for my VGA is nvidia-drivers-173.x series, and I will install it as soon as I could login into my KDE! But the problem is I CANNOT!
Each and every comment is appreciated!
Thanks!
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby albfneto » Thu Nov 11, 2010 15:45

antique video boards as Gforce series 5, only works with series 173 drivers.

please, do not try to install nvidia drivers with portage ou manually,downloaded from the NVIDIA site. This may be cause of
conflicts in the kernel modules!

all te below commands may be done without X, outside of the KDE

1) carry this,first, in the pure bash:

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Login:


2) log as root, then, edit the file xorg.conf:

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nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


then, see the line driver="nvidia" and change this to "nv" (NOT TO VESA!), save with CTRL+O and quit with CTRL+X.

3) execute the command:

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equo update --force


4) Then, search the driver NVIDIA for your video board.

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equo search nvidia-drivers | more


5) CHOOSE THE DRIVER SERIES 173, BUT ONLY IF IS ADEQUATE FOR YOUR KERNEL, write in a paper sheet, or remenber for example, the full name.

see in this example:

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@@ Pacote: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.27#2.6.35-sabayon branch: 5, [repo_sabayonlinux.org]
>>          Disponível:    versão: 173.14.27 ~ tag: 2.6.35-sabayon ~ revisão: 4
>>          Instalado:     versão: Não instalado ~ tag: N/D ~ revisão: N/D                                                             
>>          Slot:          0,2.6.35-sabayon
>>          Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/ 
>>          Descrição:     NVIDIA X11 driver and GLX libraries 
>>          Licença:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Pacote: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.27#2.6.36-sabayon branch: 5, [repo_sabayonlinux.org]
>>          Disponível:    versão: 173.14.27 ~ tag: 2.6.36-sabayon ~ revisão: 0                                                         
>>          Instalado:     versão: 256.53 ~ tag: 2.6.36-sabayon ~ revisão: 0                                                           


6) Then install the correct version FOR YOUR KERNEL, (example 35) with the command:

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equo install x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.27#2.6.35-sabayon


7) installed, set opengl to activated:

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eselect opengl set nvidia


8) Finally, reboot (command reboot)

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reboot


OR try to open X graphical with one of these commands, try one by one:

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startx OR

kdm   OR

xdm   OR

gdm   OR

CRTL+ALT+F7 OR

/etc/init.d/xdm stop
/etc/init.d/xdm start


Working the graphical interface and KDE, re-edit the =file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and substitute again the "nv" by "nvidia", close session and begin a new one,or reboot again.

the graphical performance in compiz, may be not so good with the NVIDIA series 5.

If you not afraid with this, prefer, with this old board, to use an older sabayon, example 3.5,, 4.0 r1 with kernel 2.6.28, not newer,and driver series 173. These Sabayons cannor be updated or upgraded.
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby kazemifar » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:00

OK! Thanks a lot! I prefer to do the codes, and if it won't work, change my graphic card! Thanks so much!
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby free_energy » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:50

If the above excellent suggestions do not work you may also have to install the kernel source 2.6.35 for the nvidia driver to install. I also like to install the latest gcc compiler and fortran to help the nvidia install as much as I can. I watch the install process and noticed that nvidia looks for fortran during compile but works fine without it.
:alien: Please let us know when you succeed.
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby kazemifar » Sun Nov 14, 2010 13:18

free_energy wrote: :alien: Please let us know when you succeed.

OK! It didn't work; but I could load my KDE with nv driver! Thanks so much!
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby micia » Sun Nov 14, 2010 13:49

I also like to install the latest gcc compiler and fortran to help the nvidia install as much as I can

your suggestion is valuable, but it is valid only if you are using portage, entropy uses precompiled binaries. Also updating the GCC compiler is an operation that involves some experience in order to keep the system working.
It is discouraged to use packages that are not in entropy or portage.

OK! It didn't work; but I could load my KDE with nv driver! Thanks so much!

How did it not work? Did you remember to set your xorg.conf back to:
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Driver "nvidia"

and to execute:
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eselect opengl set nvidia

Did the file:
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log

contain any useful informations when X fails to load?
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Re: I cannot login to KDE! Help me please! :cry:

Postby kazemifar » Sun Nov 14, 2010 13:54

Oh dude, I missed the part to change the nv driver to nvidia! :lol:
I will try it again tonight! Thanks!
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