System freezes after configuring xorg

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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 21:49

And this follows:

# equo i -a nvidia-drivers-173.14.39#$(uname -r) nvidia-userspace-173.14.39
!!! Every package matching nvidia-drivers-173.14.39#3.12.0-sabayon is masked.
# Masking reason: user package.mask
<> atom: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.39#3.12.0-sabayon in sabayon-weekly
!!! Every package matching nvidia-userspace-173.14.39 is masked.
# Masking reason: user package.mask
<> atom: x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-173.14.39 in sabayon-weekly
No packages found.

The output was the same for other two drivers too (304. and 331.)

??
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Stupot » Fri Feb 14, 2014 23:58

What's the outut of:
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cat /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:35

# package.mask example file
#
#In this file you can specify atoms, one per line... (and the rest of explanation)
After the explanation this appears:

nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-userspace
nvidia-userspace
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby batvink » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:18

so you're running kernel 3.12.0-sabayon.
The command to see which drivers were installed is:
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equo query installed nvidia

Can you please place the output here?

Also, nvidia website shows that latest drivers supported by that card is 304.88,
so stick with the 304 driver series, and do NOT upgrade!

1, Please edit:
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nano -w /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask

and remove all nvidia mask entries.

2, paste output here of command:
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equo query installed nvidia


3, if wrong drivers are installed (mismatching kernel),
uninstall that driver.

4, install the right driver, matching your currently running kernel.,
IF available:
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equo i -a nvidia-drivers-304.88#$(uname -r)

otherwise:
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equo i -a nvidia-drivers-304.108#$(uname -r)

or at least the oldest 304 driver serie, available for your kernel.

5, When done, prevent Entropy from upggrading the nvidia-driver by masking all future versions:
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nano -w /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask

and enter:
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>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.108

(fill in your driver version you just have installed)
>= means: mask all drivers, equal to, or newer.
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 15:33

# equo query installed nvidia ...it shows 3 entries

app-laptop/nvidiabl-0.83#3.12.0-sabayon (brightness sett.)
X11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116#3.12.0-sabayon (GPUs kernel drivers)
x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-304.116#3.12.0-sabayon (x11 userspace libraries and applications)
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby batvink » Sat Feb 15, 2014 16:44

please apply step 1 and 5 from my previous post.

step 5 would be, in your case:
>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116

Please keep in mind that, when switching kernels in the future,
the 304 series might not be available anymore.
in that case you could fall back on the "x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau" driver
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Stupot » Sat Feb 15, 2014 21:00

I think batvink's instructions are correct, assuming you can follow them. Feel free to ask questions if you don't understand something.

Also, go ahead and use the Code formatting and paste the full output of these small config files when asked. It'll be easier and that way we can be sure of what we're seeing.
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 19:29

Hi, thanks batvik & Stupot!

I will retype the output of config files so You will see clearly what happens. (...use the Code formatting and paste the full output... I can't undrstand or I am just confused what does this mean exactly; or how to copy/paste between to different machines; but no problem I will be better and do my best to retype the outputs complete & correct)
After a first atempt as instructed, still the same, no solution. I am afraid maybe I can't follow the instructions so easily as I firstly thought. So thank's for your help. I will soon post compleet otputs here.
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 21:14

Oh, please forgive me... I was typeing for half an hour and now it was all cancelled when the forum app just wanted me to re-login once again... For today it is just to much for me, I have a terrible flu with to high temperature. I will retray.

Ps: anyway while installing the 304.119 or 304.116, both times the sys reported nvidia-driver-userspace error. The driver it self reports OK, only the userspace part goes wrong.
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Re: System freezes after configuring xorg

Postby Euro3000 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 21:48

BUT, there is alternative way for you if you don't want proprietary blob from nvidia and want nouveau to work.

So... you don't have to do anything with drivers at all, all that is necessary is to edit 1 file, remove or move xorg.conf and then make sure that correct settings are set. Then reboot.

First thing to do, is allowing to load nouveau driver, for that edit file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and comment 'nouveau', so it would look like:
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#blacklist nouveau


Open source driver is allowed to load, now take care of unneeded by nouveau xorg.conf, it may be needed if you decide after all that you want to use proprietary blob instead:
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## renaming xorg.conf, so it wouldn't be used
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup


Now, all that is left is to set to use nouveau driver:
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eselect opengl set xorg-x11
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Afterall and hopefully to take a short way for all of us, why I should not retry with nouveau?
But here I don't understand where it goes this (I have to write it into a specific file or directly into the command line?):
## renaming xorg.conf, so it wouldn't be used
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
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