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#1 2012-11-30 14:09:15

deadspider187
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Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

As title says, computer locks up after trying to load GDM.  I am somewhat unfamiliar with the new Grub configuration and boot settings, but it appears the old method of booting into the console doesn't work.  Does anyone know the new method?  I've bee searching a bit without any luck.

Thanks.

Last edited by deadspider187 (2013-01-14 13:36:23)


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#2 2012-11-30 15:48:09

chris_l
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Re: Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

hmm you could try to boot from the live cd, mount your partitions on /mnt, arch-chroot there, and rebuild nvidia


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#3 2012-11-30 15:54:00

deadspider187
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Re: Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

chris_l wrote:

hmm you could try to boot from the live cd, mount your partitions on /mnt, arch-chroot there, and rebuild nvidia

I can reburn a live cd and do that.  I'm just wondering if there's no way to boot into a console with the new grub configuration.


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#4 2012-11-30 16:01:17

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Re: Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

Sounds like one more reason not to use gdm.  Solve your problem by appending the following to your kernel line.

systemd.unit=rescue.target


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#5 2012-11-30 21:33:38

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Re: Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

You should be able to just switch to another tty by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1
These are defined in /etc/inittab  On my machine, X mode runs on virtual console 7 (F7)

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#6 2013-01-14 13:36:13

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Re: Forgot to rebuild nvidia package after kernel update [SOLVED]

I ran the livecd and reconfigured the Nvidia module.  Everything works now.


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