I had those symptoms once. How's your free disk space on your root filesystem?
On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Kiwi-Hawk wrote:
I'm trying to do this at the moment too and I have beinging there is a problem with the rivafd module if thats being loaded (don't know where to kill it) and I now get the Nvidia logo and it dies (can't load default font "fixed". This is if I start from startx if I run init 5 it recycles at the logo and I can no NOT A THING,.. my boot log states that mdadpd (from memory I'm writing this from Windoz as I have no access to Linux at this point) fails to load at boot time
I don't know if any of this helps at all
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Colin J Thomson Sent: Tuesday, 28 September 2004 11:50 a.m. To: [email protected] Subject: Re: nVidia Drivers
On Tuesday 28 Sep 2004 00:37, Richard E Miles wrote:
I have an nVidia FX5200 video card and I have downloaded its drivers from nVidia. When I try to run the installer it says I need to stop the X Server. How do I stop the X Server?
restart in level 3 as root init 3 login as root then run the script after completion of nvidia sript startx
Yes.. BUT before you startx (init 5) remember you have to edit your xorg.conf.
Comment out dri: # Load "dri" and change the driver to : Driver "nvidia"
This should be enough to get you up and running, and restarting X you should see the NVidia logo.
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I think Greg is on the right track here. I also had this same problem a couple of times after compiling a custom kernel which left too little free disk space for the font server (xfs) to run. After cleaning up the disk ('make clean' on the source tree in my case) to make more free space X started and ran just fine. So make sure you have enough free disk space and that xfs is running.