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#26 2011-11-15 16:37:03

cleanrock
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Registered: 2008-11-17
Posts: 108

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

kinu wrote:

So I have got it working the hard way: deinstalling xorg and nvidia, with pacman -Rsnc, cleaning all related files I have been able to find, and reinstalling xorg and nvidia from testing, using the kernel from testing too.

Now it is working again, so solved for me.

kInU

Did you manually clean a file which you suspect caused the problem, if so what file(s) do you suspect caused the problem ?

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#27 2011-11-15 17:08:16

berbae
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From: France
Registered: 2007-02-12
Posts: 1,282

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

Zibi1981 wrote:

Any ideas?

In your kernel.log I noticed these lines:

...
Nov 11 19:24:45 myhost kernel: [    8.197888] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Nov 11 19:24:45 myhost kernel: [    8.197899] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Nov 11 19:24:45 myhost kernel: [    8.197904] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
Nov 11 19:24:45 myhost kernel: [    8.198073] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  285.05.09  Fri Sep 23 17:31:57 PDT 2011
...
Nov 11 19:24:54 myhost kernel: [   23.122152] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x27:0x28:1193)
Nov 11 19:24:54 myhost kernel: [   23.122161] NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed

For comparison in my kernel.log I have:

...
Nov 15 11:19:07 localhost kernel: [    5.039660] nvidia 0000:00:10.0: PCI INT A -> Link[AIGP] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
Nov 15 11:19:07 localhost kernel: [    5.039674] nvidia 0000:00:10.0: setting latency timer to 64
Nov 15 11:19:07 localhost kernel: [    5.039679] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:00:10.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
Nov 15 11:19:07 localhost kernel: [    5.039890] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  285.05.09  Fri Sep 23 17:31:57 PDT 2011

Not the same IRQ and no NVRM failure.

The Nvidia driver failure happens before the mode validation stage, because nothing appears in the log with ModeDebug on.
The NVRM failure is a track to follow. I found some links on the web about that, but I have not time to search further (from what I read, it could be hardware or BIOS settings). But look at the web yourself please.
Not a clear and easy issue to solve apparently...

Last edited by berbae (2011-11-15 17:10:56)

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#28 2011-11-16 16:25:46

cleanrock
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Registered: 2008-11-17
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Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

I just noticed that i can work around this problem by reloading the nvidia module after boot:
# rmmod nvidia
# modprobe nvidia
After that X will start for me.
To me it seems something has changed/regressed with linux 3.1.
I have a GT240 connected via HDMI. I dont have this problem with my GTX460 connected via DVI.

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#29 2011-11-18 15:26:13

cleanrock
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Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

I solved my problem with vmalloc=192M, see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129943
Had i just read my kernel.log i would have solved this right away.

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#30 2011-11-20 18:01:27

Zibi1981
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From: Poland
Registered: 2008-01-31
Posts: 393

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

cleanrock wrote:

I solved my problem with vmalloc=192M, see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129943
Had i just read my kernel.log i would have solved this right away.

If I understand this concept the right way, the solution you mentioned only applies to 32-bit systems, and I'm using a 64-bit Arch Linux.


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#31 2011-11-26 19:21:00

Zibi1981
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From: Poland
Registered: 2008-01-31
Posts: 393

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

Recently we got a new kernel (3.1.2) and new nVidia drivers (290.10), and I hoped this will finally resolve my issue, but my hopes were vain. I'm on the edge of making a decision to resign using Arch, as it's totally useless for more than a month. It only occupies precious gigabytes on my HDD, so if no one knows how to help me with this, it will be probably the end of my adventure with this Linux distro.

Below is my "new" Xorg.0.log.

[    20.854] 
X.Org X Server 1.11.2
Release Date: 2011-11-04
[    20.882] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    20.882] Build Operating System: Linux 3.1.1-1-ARCH x86_64 
[    20.882] Current Operating System: Linux myhost 3.1.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 22 09:17:56 CET 2011 x86_64
[    20.882] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda7 ro
[    20.882] Build Date: 16 November 2011  11:24:04AM
[    20.882]  
[    20.882] Current version of pixman: 0.24.0
[    20.882] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    20.882] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    20.882] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Nov 26 20:08:31 2011
[    20.907] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    20.920] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    20.920] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    20.920] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    20.920] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    20.921] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
[    20.921] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    20.921] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    20.970] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[    20.970] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    21.029] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[    21.030] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    21.030] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[    21.038] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[    21.038] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    21.038] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[    21.038] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/misc/,
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1/
[    21.038] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    21.038] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    21.038] (II) Loader magic: 0x7ccae0
[    21.038] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    21.038] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    21.038] 	X.Org Video Driver: 11.0
[    21.038] 	X.Org XInput driver : 13.0
[    21.038] 	X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
[    21.039] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0407:1462:3fad rev 161, Mem @ 0xd2000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xd0000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00005000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    21.039] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    21.039] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[    21.074] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[    21.081] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    21.081] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    21.081] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    21.081] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    21.081] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[    21.081] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[    21.081] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[    21.089] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    21.089] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    21.089] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    21.089] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    21.089] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    21.089] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    21.089] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    22.303] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    22.303] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.303] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    22.303] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  290.10  Wed Nov 16 18:01:24 PST 2011
[    22.303] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    22.303] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    22.303] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    22.368] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.368] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.13.0
[    22.368] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    22.368] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.368] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    22.368] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    22.368] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    22.397] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.397] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.397] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.397] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    22.397] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    22.398] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    22.400] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.400] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.2.0
[    22.400] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.400] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    22.400] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 0
[    22.400] (==) Matched nv as autoconfigured driver 1
[    22.400] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 2
[    22.400] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[    22.400] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 4
[    22.400] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    22.400] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[    22.438] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nouveau
[    22.438] (II) UnloadModule: "nouveau"
[    22.438] (II) Unloading nouveau
[    22.438] (EE) Failed to load module "nouveau" (module does not exist, 0)
[    22.438] (II) LoadModule: "nv"
[    22.439] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nv
[    22.439] (II) UnloadModule: "nv"
[    22.439] (II) Unloading nv
[    22.439] (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
[    22.439] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    22.439] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    22.649] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    22.649] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.649] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    22.674] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    22.675] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vesa
[    22.675] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    22.675] (II) Unloading vesa
[    22.675] (EE) Failed to load module "vesa" (module does not exist, 0)
[    22.675] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    22.675] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
[    22.675] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    22.675] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    22.675] (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
[    22.675] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  290.10  Wed Nov 16 17:41:10 PST 2011
[    22.675] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[    22.675] (++) using VT number 7

[    22.678] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    22.678] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    22.678] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    22.716] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.716] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.716] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    22.716] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[    22.716] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[    22.716] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[    22.724] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.724] 	compiled for 1.11.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.724] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    22.724] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[    22.724] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[    22.724] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[    22.724] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    22.724] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[    22.724] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    22.724] (II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
	"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[    22.724] (==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
[    22.724] (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
[    22.724] (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    22.724] (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[    22.725] (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration
[    24.110] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0.  Please
[    24.110] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     check your system's kernel log for additional error
[    24.110] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     messages and refer to Chapter 8: Common Problems in the
[    24.110] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     README for additional information.
[    24.110] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
[    24.110] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    24.110] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    24.110] (II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
[    24.110] (II) Unloading wfb
[    24.110] (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
[    24.110] (II) Unloading fb
[    24.110] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
[    24.110] 
Fatal server error:
[    24.110] no screens found
[    24.110] 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[    24.110] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    24.110] 
[    24.112] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

"... being a Linux user is sort of like living in a house inhabited by a large family of carpenters and architects. Every morning when you wake up, the house is a little different. Maybe there is a new turret, or some walls have moved. Or perhaps someone has temporarily removed the floor under your bed."

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#32 2011-11-27 00:37:18

Anda
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Registered: 2009-07-14
Posts: 58

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

Zibi1981: Have you tried downgrading nvidia and nvidia-utils?

With kernel 3.1.2 and nvidia 285.05.09 I can start X. When I upgrade nvidia to 290.10 I get the "no screens found" error.

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#33 2011-11-27 15:55:56

duthils
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Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 2

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

I just got the same problem here, after a two weeks old upgrade.

nVidia GeForce Go 7600 here.

I "solved" the problem by switching to nouveau :

# sudo pacman -Rs nvidia
# sudo pacman -S xf86-video-nouveau
Tweaked my GRUB entry to remove the "vga=xxxx" kernel option (see the wiki)
Reboot,
Xorg starts fine.

I've got nothing about video drivers in /etc/xorg.conf.d, no xorg.conf, no modules blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d.

Not really solved, but a good temporary solution, until new nVidia drivers are released.

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#34 2011-11-27 20:06:21

Zibi1981
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From: Poland
Registered: 2008-01-31
Posts: 393

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

I solved my problem by switching to Kubuntu 11.10. It isn't as bleeding edge as Arch, but seems far more stable wink


"... being a Linux user is sort of like living in a house inhabited by a large family of carpenters and architects. Every morning when you wake up, the house is a little different. Maybe there is a new turret, or some walls have moved. Or perhaps someone has temporarily removed the floor under your bed."

MSI MegaBook GX600P-208NL

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#35 2011-11-29 18:45:01

Anda
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Registered: 2009-07-14
Posts: 58

Re: X-server not starting after last system upgrade

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