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Michishige Kaito 06-26-2010 11:00 AM

Xorg 1.8 & Nouveau dependencies
 
Hey,

So, we all heard it doesn't need HAL anymore. But what does it need? It
would seem like it depends on either "nvidia" or "nvidia-utils" because I
got rid of those last night and now X won't start. Well... it _does_ start,
but all I get is a bunch of nice coloured stripes across the screen in
random angles and sizes. I'm not really sure how to handle this, since I
can't seem to access my system now. I'm burning an arch ISO while I type,
and gonna try that. Whilst... any tips?

Thorsten Töpper 06-26-2010 01:12 PM

Xorg 1.8 & Nouveau dependencies
 
On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:00:44 +0100
Michishige Kaito <chris.webstar@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey,
>
> So, we all heard it doesn't need HAL anymore. But what does it need?
> It would seem like it depends on either "nvidia" or "nvidia-utils"
> because I got rid of those last night and now X won't start. Well...
> it _does_ start, but all I get is a bunch of nice coloured stripes
> across the screen in random angles and sizes. I'm not really sure how
> to handle this, since I can't seem to access my system now. I'm
> burning an arch ISO while I type, and gonna try that. Whilst... any
> tips?

You don't need a full reinstall.

When you're in grub select the entry, press e, select the kernel line
and press e again, add a single 3 to the end of the line and press
return to save this, then press b to boot this temporarily modified
entry.

If that does not work because you start your login manager as a DAEMON,
do the same with a single 1 and not a 3, so your System will boot
without daemons and you can kick the login manager from the init system
and start the daemons by using "telinit 3".

As I'm not familiar with the new configuration either I can't give you
any tips for that.

Regards,
Thorsten
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Michishige Kaito 06-26-2010 01:22 PM

Xorg 1.8 & Nouveau dependencies
 
On Sat, 26 Jun 2010, Thorsten Töpper wrote:


On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:00:44 +0100
Michishige Kaito <chris.webstar@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey,

So, we all heard it doesn't need HAL anymore. But what does it need?
It would seem like it depends on either "nvidia" or "nvidia-utils"
because I got rid of those last night and now X won't start. Well...
it _does_ start, but all I get is a bunch of nice coloured stripes
across the screen in random angles and sizes. I'm not really sure how
to handle this, since I can't seem to access my system now. I'm
burning an arch ISO while I type, and gonna try that. Whilst... any
tips?


You don't need a full reinstall.

When you're in grub select the entry, press e, select the kernel line
and press e again, add a single 3 to the end of the line and press
return to save this, then press b to boot this temporarily modified
entry.

If that does not work because you start your login manager as a DAEMON,
do the same with a single 1 and not a 3, so your System will boot
without daemons and you can kick the login manager from the init system
and start the daemons by using "telinit 3".

As I'm not familiar with the new configuration either I can't give you
any tips for that.

Regards,
Thorsten


I used the netinstall cd as a means to mount my disks and see at what was
going on, but thanks for the tip, will save me a dvd next time :)


As it turned out, I got scared way too early. It was just a file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d referencing the nvidia driver I had uninstalled.


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