[SATLUG] Motherboard Issues with Fedora 9 and 10

redpill-master toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Jun 22 19:21:59 CDT 2009


when ever I have these problems in Ubuntu the following ussualy brings
me back to the basic non-accerated display  sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh
xserver.xorg.  bu the way I found this command in the intro comments on
the xorg.conf file

Todd

On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 19:18 -0500, Borries Demeler wrote:
> If you know it is your video driver, you could do this:
> 
> replace the "nvidia" driver in your kernel with the "nv" driver.
> Eventually, you want to compile the nvidia driver again and 
> change back. But for now this should get you going.
> 
> -b.
> > 
> > Crandall, Sean wrote:
> > > This has happened to me many times, and you're right, it's always been a
> > > video driver issue.  I used to run Gentoo on a Dell Latitude, and I
> > > would run binary video drivers so I could get hardware acceleration.
> > > Every time the kernel updated, the video driver broke because it was
> > > compiled for kernel-2.6.xyzlongstringA, so it wouldn't load for
> > > kernel-2.6.xyzlongstringB.  (Incidentally, this kind of subtle
> > > incompatibility that would completely break things and sometimes end up
> > > with circular dependencies that couldn't be resolved drove me to finally
> > > abandon Gentoo.  The worst was when it would break gcc, so you couldn't
> > > go anywhere from there.  
> > 
> > Yes, you are right about that.  The way modules work is that they are loaded 
> > from the directory tree /lib/modules/<kernel version>/.
> > 
> > The reason for this is that kernel modules become a part of the operating system 
> > itself and are very dependent on exported names.  Each time the kernel changes, 
> > all the modules need to be updated too.  This includes proprietary modules.  I 
> > use both nvidia and vmware and have to go through that every time I upgrade the 
> > kernel.  There is also an internal check made when loading that ensures the 
> > module was built with the same version of gcc as the kernel.  Otherwise, there 
> > could be latent differences that could inadvertently hose your system.
> > 
> > For me, the process is build a new kernel, boot into level 3 (command line) like 
> > I always do, build the nvidia driver, and startx.  Then I can build the vmware 
> > module when needed.
> > 
> > All this is not really hard once yoou've done it a couple of times, but to 
> > someone who just loads a pre-compiled distro like SuSE, Fedora, or Ubuntu, it 
> > can cause problems that they don't know how to fix.
> > 
> > The optimal solution would be for makers of proprietary drivers to just open 
> > source the code into the kernel, but some are just unwilling to do that.
> > 
> >    -- Bruce
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