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Nathan Bates December 9th 06 11:46 PM

Fedora 6 randomly boots into text-mode or GUI login
 
After installing Nvidia's proprietrary driver,
booting Fedora 6 now hits and stays at the text-mode screen (console
1).
gdm does start in console 7 (and beeps for whatever reason).
Every once in a while, Fedora correctly switches to gdm.
This is a weird timing problem interacting between X, initscripts, and
Nvidia's driver (??).

Please email if there's a fix.


Dances With Crows December 10th 06 12:12 AM

Fedora 6 randomly boots into text-mode or GUI login
 
[ Duplicate aol.redhat removed ]
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On 9 Dec 2006 15:46:11 -0800, Nathan Bates staggered into the Black Sun
and said:
After installing Nvidia's proprietary driver, booting Fedora 6 now
stays at the text-mode screen (console 1). gdm starts in console 7
(and beeps for whatever reason). Every once in a while, Fedora
correctly switches to gdm. [Is this] a weird timing problem between
X, init scripts, and Nvidia's driver?


Impossible to tell from the info you've provided. Is there anything odd
in the output from dmesg? Is there anything odd in /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
What's the output of "uname -a"? Which version of the evil binary-only
nvidia module are you using? If you don't know that, do this:

mallory:~$ dmesg | grep NVRM
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86_64 Kernel Module 1.0-8776

....so I'm using 8776 here (latest version marked stable in Gentoo).
Different version#s have different problems, and it may be that an
earlier (or later) version of the modules doesn't display the problems
you're seeing.

Please email if there's a fix.


No, please post to Usenet if you have additional info. Nathan, usually
conversations that start on Usenet should remain there (unless they get
seriously off-topic) so that more people can talk about whatever the
topic is. And asking for e-mailed replies has been considered gauche
for 10 years. HTH anyway,

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