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Old 11-16-2009, 05:42 PM
NoOp
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

On 11/16/2009 08:22 AM, Leonard wrote:
> Hello (K)Ubuntu Users,
>
> I would appreciate it very much if those Karmic and Nvidia proprietary
> driver users(nvidia-glx-185 or the -180 driver) having X issues of any
> kind would visit this bug report and add any appropriate comments. I am
> one of the many users who has had little bug issues with Karmic and
> Nvidia drivers until the latest 2.6.31-15 generic kernel and nvidia
> driver upgrades. So far, only the bug report originator and I have made
> contributions and we need many more to keep the bug report going. This
> bug includes both the gnome and kubuntu-desktops so should be fairly
> wide spread if using the nvidia driver. It appears to involve elements
> of Hal and DKMS according to error messages and logs.
> Appreciate any help from the list to keep this bug report going and
> prevent it from expiring. Thanks so much,
>
> Len

Can you please provide the results of:

$ dkms status


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Old 11-16-2009, 08:10 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

--- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Fwd: [Bug 469470] Re: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 12:42 PM
> On 11/16/2009 08:22 AM, Leonard
> wrote:
> > Hello (K)Ubuntu Users,
> >
> > I would appreciate it very much if those Karmic and
> Nvidia proprietary
> > driver users(nvidia-glx-185 or the -180 driver) having
> X issues of any
> > kind would visit this bug report and add any
> appropriate comments.* I am
> > one of the many users who has had little bug issues
> with Karmic and
> > Nvidia drivers until the latest 2.6.31-15 generic
> kernel and nvidia
> > driver upgrades. So far, only the bug report
> originator and I have made
> > contributions and we need many more to keep the bug
> report going. This
> > bug includes both the gnome and kubuntu-desktops so
> should be fairly
> > wide spread if using the nvidia driver.* It
> appears to involve elements
> > of Hal and DKMS according to error messages and logs.
> > Appreciate any help from the list to keep this bug
> report going and
> > prevent it from expiring.* Thanks so much,
> >
> > Len
>
> Can you please provide the results of:
>
> $ dkms status
>
Most happy to do so:

lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$ dkms status
nvidia, 185.18.36, 2.6.31-15-generic, x86_64: installed
lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$

And just what I expected.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:30 PM
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Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

On 11/16/2009 01:10 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>
>
> --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp <sniprudepostingofemailaddress> wrote:
...
>> Can you please provide the results of:
>>
>> $ dkms status
>>
> Most happy to do so:
>
> lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$ dkms status
> nvidia, 185.18.36, 2.6.31-15-generic, x86_64: installed
> lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$
>
> And just what I expected.

OK.

When you login & use gnome instead of kde do you still have the same issues?




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Old 11-16-2009, 09:02 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

--- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Fwd: [Bug 469470] Re: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 3:30 PM
> On 11/16/2009 01:10 PM, Leonard
> Chatagnier wrote:
> >
> >
> > --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp
> <sniprudepostingofemailaddress> wrote:
> ...
> >> Can you please provide the results of:
> >>
> >> $ dkms status
> >>
> > Most happy to do so:
> >
> > lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$ dkms status
> > nvidia, 185.18.36, 2.6.31-15-generic, x86_64:
> installed
> > lchata@karmic-desktop:~/Documents$
> >
> > And just what I expected.
>
> OK.
>
> When you login & use gnome instead of kde do you still
> have the same issues?
>
>
When the kdm login screen does come up, however i get it to come up, I can login to anything listed in the drop down menu and the desktop runs fine without issue. I just logged in to gnome and strangely this time I had no error messages that the bug report lists. It happens that way some times but for the most part I get those error messages about not recognizing my monitor, keyboard or graphics card and I have to go and start logging into the tty and suddenly the kdm login screen pops up before even starting to login most of the time.
Very strange isn't it. Now, if you want me to switch to gdm login and see what happens, let me know. BTW, you don't have an nvidia card or onboard on any of your machines, I suppose. If you do and are using the -185 driver do you ever see the bug listed messages on startup?
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570@sbcglobal.net

>

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:09 PM
NoOp
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

On 11/16/2009 02:02 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>
>
> --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp...
>> OK.
>>
>> When you login & use gnome instead of kde do you still have the
>> same issues?
>>
>>
> When the kdm login screen does come up, however i get it to come up,
> I can login to anything listed in the drop down menu and the desktop
> runs fine without issue. I just logged in to gnome and strangely
> this time I had no error messages that the bug report lists. It
> happens that way some times but for the most part I get those error
> messages about not recognizing my monitor, keyboard or graphics card
> and I have to go and start logging into the tty and suddenly the kdm
> login screen pops up before even starting to login most of the time.
> Very strange isn't it. Now, if you want me to switch to gdm login
> and see what happens, let me know.

It sounds like a race condition somewhere. Either that or you've got
some hardware going boarderline. Run the usual memtest, check video card
& CPU temps etc., etc.

You might also try connecting via an analog cable if you have one to see
if the dvi is an issue... or, set to login automatically, boot up
_without_ the monitor powered on/connected & when you see the machine
settle, power up the monitor. You're screen will most likely be set to
800x600 at that point (reset it using System|Display & don't forget to
set the proper refresh rate 60hz, but try a few others just to test).
It will be interesting to see if: 1) the autologin makes it through
the process, and 2) if resetting via System|Display works properly. Then
try with the nvidia-settings utility.

Then try the autologin w/monitor powered on & see if there is a difference.

> BTW, you don't have an nvidia
> card or onboard on any of your machines, I suppose. If you do and
> are using the -185 driver do you ever see the bug listed messages on
> startup?

My nVidia cards are old NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] cards & use the -96
drivers. Maybe you should downgrade to one of those & a 32bit CPU :-)




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Old 11-17-2009, 02:17 AM
Leonard
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

NoOp wrote:
> On 11/16/2009 02:02 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>
>>
>> --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp...
>>> OK.
>>>
>>> When you login& use gnome instead of kde do you still have the
>>> same issues?
>>>
>>>
>> When the kdm login screen does come up, however i get it to come up,
>> I can login to anything listed in the drop down menu and the desktop
>> runs fine without issue. I just logged in to gnome and strangely
>> this time I had no error messages that the bug report lists. It
>> happens that way some times but for the most part I get those error
>> messages about not recognizing my monitor, keyboard or graphics card
>> and I have to go and start logging into the tty and suddenly the kdm
>> login screen pops up before even starting to login most of the time.
>> Very strange isn't it. Now, if you want me to switch to gdm login
>> and see what happens, let me know.
>
> It sounds like a race condition somewhere. Either that or you've got
> some hardware going boarderline. Run the usual memtest, check video card
> & CPU temps etc., etc.
>
It's a race alright; a race to see if I can fix it before the devs ever
start to work on the bug. IMHO, memtest is a waste of time. Have run
it many times without finding an error. I doubt hardware is going
borderling as whenever X starts normally or when I make it start by
dropping to a tty and waiting a little, kdm generally starts on its own
without me even logging on if I wait long enough. JMO. I can run kde all
day after logging in and never an issue comes up. Nvidia settings shows
the card core temp in thermal as 57-61 C with a slowdown threshold of
255 C. Looks good to me.
I added the system monitor-temp plasma widget which shows 3 icons in the
tray each showing the same info and numbers. Temp1 shows 27-30C, temp3
shows 35-36C and the temperature shows 54.2 on all three icons.
Know what they means but essentially the same info when I had it
installed before. I don't but they don't look dangerously high. I
installed computertemp, a gnome program but haven't got it to work yet.
Let me logout and see. Well, that didn't help; got any idea how to run
computertemp or can suggest a better program(kde preferred) to check cpu
temperatures.

> You might also try connecting via an analog cable if you have one to see
> if the dvi is an issue... or, set to login automatically, boot up
> _without_ the monitor powered on/connected& when you see the machine
> settle, power up the monitor. You're screen will most likely be set to
> 800x600 at that point (reset it using System|Display& don't forget to
> set the proper refresh rate 60hz, but try a few others just to test).
> It will be interesting to see if: 1) the autologin makes it through
> the process, and 2) if resetting via System|Display works properly. Then
> try with the nvidia-settings utility.
>
First, let me find an analog usb cable if I can. The HDMI cable I
bought wasn't a cheap one and I will be upset if it is bad. I doubt it
is. I'll try the auto login tonight but here is some new info I added
the the bug report:
I rmed xorg.conf and got the message shown on the bug report but can't
remember whether it was on the first reboot or not. Anyway,
nvidia-setting wouldn't work so I ran nvidia-xconfig as it said to do
which put a new but old style xorg.conf file in place and so far I've
rebooted 3 times with any error messages. The data is on the bug report
if you want to see.

> Then try the autologin w/monitor powered on& see if there is a difference.
>
>> BTW, you don't have an nvidia
>> card or onboard on any of your machines, I suppose. If you do and
>> are using the -185 driver do you ever see the bug listed messages on
>> startup?
>
> My nVidia cards are old NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] cards& use the -96
> drivers. Maybe you should downgrade to one of those& a 32bit CPU :-)
>
A better option IMHO, is for you to install nvidia-glx-185 on your old
NV25gl and run it for a while rebooting ofter and see if you have any X
issues. You can post your findings to the bug report. So far there is
me and the OP and I have already put more on the report than he has and
never a followup from him. I fear the bug will never be addressed if
there are only two people having issues. Help please.
>
>
>


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Old 11-17-2009, 02:58 AM
NoOp
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

On 11/16/2009 07:17 PM, Leonard wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 11/16/2009 02:02 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp...
>>>> OK.
>>>>
>>>> When you login& use gnome instead of kde do you still have the
>>>> same issues?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> When the kdm login screen does come up, however i get it to come up,
>>> I can login to anything listed in the drop down menu and the desktop
>>> runs fine without issue. I just logged in to gnome and strangely
>>> this time I had no error messages that the bug report lists. It
>>> happens that way some times but for the most part I get those error
>>> messages about not recognizing my monitor, keyboard or graphics card
>>> and I have to go and start logging into the tty and suddenly the kdm
>>> login screen pops up before even starting to login most of the time.
>>> Very strange isn't it. Now, if you want me to switch to gdm login
>>> and see what happens, let me know.
>>
>> It sounds like a race condition somewhere. Either that or you've got
>> some hardware going boarderline. Run the usual memtest, check video card
>> & CPU temps etc., etc.
>>
> It's a race alright; a race to see if I can fix it before the devs ever
> start to work on the bug.

I am talking about a race condition where the kernel options are perhaps
loading something before the nvidia drivers & vice versa. My point is
that the situation doesn't seem to be consistent on your system, so
_something_ is conflicting on sytstem start.


IMHO, memtest is a waste of time. Have run
> it many times without finding an error. I doubt hardware is going
> borderling as whenever X starts normally or when I make it start by
> dropping to a tty and waiting a little, kdm generally starts on its own
> without me even logging on if I wait long enough.

And that tends to confirm my point above & also seems to indicate that
kdm *will* start eventually. So, something is getting hung up in the
boot process. Have a look at your logs & see if you can spot anything
obvious.

JMO. I can run kde all
> day after logging in and never an issue comes up. Nvidia settings shows
> the card core temp in thermal as 57-61 C with a slowdown threshold of
> 255 C. Looks good to me.
...

> Well, that didn't help; got any idea how to run
> computertemp or can suggest a better program(kde preferred) to check cpu
> temperatures.

Gnome :-)

>
>> You might also try connecting via an analog cable if you have one to see
>> if the dvi is an issue... or, set to login automatically, boot up
>> _without_ the monitor powered on/connected& when you see the machine
>> settle, power up the monitor. You're screen will most likely be set to
>> 800x600 at that point (reset it using System|Display& don't forget to
>> set the proper refresh rate 60hz, but try a few others just to test).
>> It will be interesting to see if: 1) the autologin makes it through
>> the process, and 2) if resetting via System|Display works properly. Then
>> try with the nvidia-settings utility.
>>
> First, let me find an analog usb cable if I can. The HDMI cable I
> bought wasn't a cheap one and I will be upset if it is bad. I doubt it
> is. I'll try the auto login tonight but here is some new info I added
> the the bug report:

Turn off the monitor w/autologin and test. Takes about 5 minutes to do.
My point here is that some other bugs, similar to yours, indicated
issues with digital cable connections. Doesn't take a genious to set
autologin & reboot with the monitor off :-)

> I rmed xorg.conf and got the message shown on the bug report but can't
> remember whether it was on the first reboot or not. Anyway,
> nvidia-setting wouldn't work

So reinstall it.

$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-settings
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings


so I ran nvidia-xconfig as it said to do

Who is 'it'?

> which put a new but old style xorg.conf file in place and so far I've
> rebooted 3 times with any error messages. The data is on the bug report
> if you want to see.

Nah. nvidia-xconfig died after intrepid:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?searchon=names&keywords=nvidia-xconfig

Purge & reinstall nvidia-settings

<http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon =names&keywords=nvidia-settings>
...
>> My nVidia cards are old NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] cards& use the -96
>> drivers. Maybe you should downgrade to one of those& a 32bit CPU :-)
>>
> A better option IMHO, is for you to install nvidia-glx-185 on your old
> NV25gl and run it for a while rebooting ofter and see if you have any X
> issues.

Why would I do that? 185 doesn't support my card.

You can post your findings to the bug report. So far there is
> me and the OP and I have already put more on the report than he has and
> never a followup from him. I fear the bug will never be addressed if
> there are only two people having issues. Help please.

He probably bought a $10 NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] and is happily
computing away :-)




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Old 11-17-2009, 06:31 AM
Leonard
 
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NoOp wrote:
> On 11/16/2009 07:17 PM, Leonard wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 11/16/2009 02:02 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --- On Mon, 11/16/09, NoOp...
>>>>> OK.
>>>>>
>>>>> When you login& use gnome instead of kde do you still have the
>>>>> same issues?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> When the kdm login screen does come up, however i get it to come up,
>>>> I can login to anything listed in the drop down menu and the desktop
>>>> runs fine without issue. I just logged in to gnome and strangely
>>>> this time I had no error messages that the bug report lists. It
>>>> happens that way some times but for the most part I get those error
>>>> messages about not recognizing my monitor, keyboard or graphics card
>>>> and I have to go and start logging into the tty and suddenly the kdm
>>>> login screen pops up before even starting to login most of the time.
>>>> Very strange isn't it. Now, if you want me to switch to gdm login
>>>> and see what happens, let me know.
>>>
>>> It sounds like a race condition somewhere. Either that or you've got
>>> some hardware going boarderline. Run the usual memtest, check video card
>>> & CPU temps etc., etc.
>>>
>> It's a race alright; a race to see if I can fix it before the devs ever
>> start to work on the bug.
>
> I am talking about a race condition where the kernel options are perhaps
> loading something before the nvidia drivers& vice versa. My point is
> that the situation doesn't seem to be consistent on your system, so
> _something_ is conflicting on sytstem start.
>
I knew what you meant. Should have put a smiley at the end.
Is there something we can put in rc.local to make the driver start early
or first. no smiley!
>
> IMHO, memtest is a waste of time. Have run
>> it many times without finding an error. I doubt hardware is going
>> borderling as whenever X starts normally or when I make it start by
>> dropping to a tty and waiting a little, kdm generally starts on its own
>> without me even logging on if I wait long enough.
>
> And that tends to confirm my point above& also seems to indicate that
> kdm *will* start eventually. So, something is getting hung up in the
> boot process. Have a look at your logs& see if you can spot anything
> obvious.
>
Well, I don't think you want to look at all related things in my
logs-) but I'll list a few that may confirm your race condition
theory. BTW, I think so too. Anyway:
xorg.0.log shows
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or
'vmmouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
(WW) Disabling Mouse0
But later on toward the end they are initialized.

after an entry saying configuring hal and a few lines later it shows
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
(II) Power Button: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
(II) Power Button: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
(II) USB Optical Mouse: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
These are the last 5 lines in the log.
kdm.log shows
first line
error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
Invalid argument (22)
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
This shows up and repeated multiple times:
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
found)
error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
Invalid argument (22)
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
Warning: Failsafe mode was already attempted within 30 seconds.
Warning: Falling back to gdm to report the issue.( I have no gdm log
only a gdm dir with some log files(many). Let me know if you want to see
them and I'll send them)

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
However, I don't think it is current as I have seen it many times
earlier before my latest setup here. The last entry which looks like an
xorg.log log entry has no entries as below:
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
Warning: Failsafe mode was already attempted within 30 seconds.
Warning: Falling back to gdm to report the issue.

X.Org X Server 1.6.4
Release Date: 2009-9-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-23-server x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux karmic-desktop 2.6.31-15-generic
#50-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 10 14:53:52 UTC 2009 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15-generic
root=UUID=5045eac2-7204-4029-90b5-bfa2285681b2 ro quiet splash
Build Date: 26 October 2009 05:19:56PM
xorg-server 2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4 (buildd@)
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Nov 16 22:43:56 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(END)
syslog had:
Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: X server died during startup
Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: Failed to start X server.
Starting failsafe X server.
Repeated at least once but didn't scroll through the whole file.
Messaged had:
Nov 16 22:43:26 karmic-desktop kernel: [ 13.252180] usplash:361
freeing invalid memtype fffffffff9000000-fffffffff9e00000
Nov 16 22:43:26 karmic-desktop kernel: [ 13.949931] mtrr:
base(0xf9000000) is not aligned on a size(0xe00000) boundary
Nov 16 22:44:05 karmic-desktop kernel: [ 53.002523] Clocksource tsc
unstable (delta = -111214015 ns)
Nov 16 22:44:33 karmic-desktop pulseaudio[2017]: sink-input.c: Failed to
create sink input: sink is suspended.
Nov 16 23:21:13 karmic-desktop pulseaudio[2017]: ratelimit.c: 68 events
suppressed

Is that enough. Want more? Say which one to review.



> JMO. I can run kde all
>> day after logging in and never an issue comes up. Nvidia settings shows
>> the card core temp in thermal as 57-61 C with a slowdown threshold of
>> 255 C. Looks good to me.
> ...
>
>> Well, that didn't help; got any idea how to run
>> computertemp or can suggest a better program(kde preferred) to check cpu
>> temperatures.
>
> Gnome :-)
>
No! Well maybe but so far haven't had time to switch to gnome and look
for it.
>>
>>> You might also try connecting via an analog cable if you have one to see
>>> if the dvi is an issue... or, set to login automatically, boot up
>>> _without_ the monitor powered on/connected& when you see the machine
>>> settle, power up the monitor. You're screen will most likely be set to
>>> 800x600 at that point (reset it using System|Display& don't forget to
>>> set the proper refresh rate 60hz, but try a few others just to test).
>>> It will be interesting to see if: 1) the autologin makes it through
>>> the process, and 2) if resetting via System|Display works properly. Then
>>> try with the nvidia-settings utility.
>>>
>> First, let me find an analog usb cable if I can. The HDMI cable I
>> bought wasn't a cheap one and I will be upset if it is bad. I doubt it
>> is. I'll try the auto login tonight but here is some new info I added
>> the the bug report:
>
> Turn off the monitor w/autologin and test. Takes about 5 minutes to do.
> My point here is that some other bugs, similar to yours, indicated
> issues with digital cable connections. Doesn't take a genious to set
> autologin& reboot with the monitor off :-)
>
Got auto login set up and rebooted with monitor on which caused startup
X errors for first boot in about 6 times. Will now try without monitor
being on. Wait, wait; must save draft, must save draft. With monitor
off first reboot gave a highpitched rapid beeping noise; a warning
right? On second reboot with monitor off the beeping didn't stop and in
both cases I had a black screen with a blinking cursor and only the
magic blue button held down for several long seconds would shut it down.
Rebooting with monitor on went through auto login to kde without issue.
Seems like my new xorg.conf is still working-)

>> I rmed xorg.conf and got the message shown on the bug report but can't
>> remember whether it was on the first reboot or not. Anyway,
>> nvidia-setting wouldn't work
>
> So reinstall it.
>
It was installed and had an output but no xorg.conf to read; thus the error.

> $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-settings
> $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
>
Yeah, I know.
>
> so I ran nvidia-xconfig as it said to do
>
> Who is 'it'?
>
It is error message from nvidia-settings.

>> which put a new but old style xorg.conf file in place and so far I've
>> rebooted 3 times with any error messages. The data is on the bug report
>> if you want to see.
>
> Nah. nvidia-xconfig died after intrepid:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?searchon=names&keywords=nvidia-xconfig
>
Yes, I know and it's not phantomly installed but I kid you not and I
don't fib and I ran nvidia-xconfig just as I said and presto the new old
fasioned xorg.conf fell in place in /etc/X11 as reported and shown in
the bug report. Strange but true or do you think I just imagined it. No
smiley here!

> Purge& reinstall nvidia-settings
>
Don't see the need. It's installed and funchioning correctly. All the
data show is correct for my system and hasn't changed from what it was.
But if you insist, I'll reinstall it.

> <http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon =names&keywords=nvidia-settings>
> ...
>>> My nVidia cards are old NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] cards& use the -96
>>> drivers. Maybe you should downgrade to one of those& a 32bit CPU :-)
>>>
>> A better option IMHO, is for you to install nvidia-glx-185 on your old
>> NV25gl and run it for a while rebooting ofter and see if you have any X
>> issues.
>
> Why would I do that? 185 doesn't support my card.
>
So right. With all the card listings I didn't check to see if yours was
listed. I couldn't find it. You'll have to get a supported card so you
can help me-:O)) Smiley intended.

> You can post your findings to the bug report. So far there is
>> me and the OP and I have already put more on the report than he has and
>> never a followup from him. I fear the bug will never be addressed if
>> there are only two people having issues. Help please.
>
> He probably bought a $10 NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] and is happily
> computing away :-)
>
Yeah, He, He. I hope you get something useful out of this as it took a
long time to do. Note: not counting the monitor off reboots, I'm still
booting up without X issues with the new xorg.conf generated with the
dead nvidia-xconfig. Spirits are powerful beings-) Smiley intended.
>
>
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:36 PM
NoOp
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

On 11/16/2009 11:31 PM, Leonard wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
...
> Well, I don't think you want to look at all related things in my
> logs-) but I'll list a few that may confirm your race condition
> theory. BTW, I think so too. Anyway:
> xorg.0.log shows
> (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
> (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or
> 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
> (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
> (WW) Disabling Mouse0
> But later on toward the end they are initialized.

Not to worry; those are listed in the logs for *all* my machines.

>
> after an entry saying configuring hal and a few lines later it shows
> (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
> (II) Power Button: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
> (II) Power Button: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
> (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
> (II) USB Optical Mouse: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
> These are the last 5 lines in the log.
> kdm.log shows
> first line
> error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
Google/launchpad that one.
(https://launchpad.net/+search?field.text=error+setting+MTRR)
> Invalid argument (22)
> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
> This shows up and repeated multiple times:
> (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
Google/launchpad that one.
> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
> found)

Sounds like it hasn't been loaded. Do you show it with:

$ lsmod |grep nv
$ modinfo nvidia

Also see:
<http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0#complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2B"Fai led+to+initialize+GLX+extension+(Compatible+NVIDIA +X+driver+not+%0Afound)"&fp=a79ec0e3c59ba40a>

> error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
> Invalid argument (22)
> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
>
> Fatal server error:
> Server is already active for display 0
> If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
> and start again.

Do you have a '/tmp/.X0-lock' file?
...
> syslog had:
> Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: X server died during startup
> Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: Failed to start X server.
> Starting failsafe X server.
> Repeated at least once but didn't scroll through the whole file.
> Messaged had:
> Nov 16 22:43:26 karmic-desktop kernel: [ 13.252180] usplash:361
> freeing invalid memtype fffffffff9000000-fffffffff9e00000
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^
Google again:
<http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0#complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2B"fre eing+invalid+memtype+fffffffff9000000-fffffffff9e00000"&fp=a79ec0e3c59ba40a>
...
>>
>> Turn off the monitor w/autologin and test. Takes about 5 minutes to do.
>> My point here is that some other bugs, similar to yours, indicated
>> issues with digital cable connections. Doesn't take a genious to set
>> autologin& reboot with the monitor off :-)
>>
> Got auto login set up and rebooted with monitor on which caused startup
> X errors for first boot in about 6 times. Will now try without monitor
> being on. Wait, wait; must save draft, must save draft. With monitor
> off first reboot gave a highpitched rapid beeping noise; a warning
> right? On second reboot with monitor off the beeping didn't stop and in
> both cases I had a black screen with a blinking cursor and only the
> magic blue button held down for several long seconds would shut it down.

Sounds like a bios and/or hardware issue. Check your bios & turn off
warn to beep on missing keyboard/monitor.

> Rebooting with monitor on went through auto login to kde without issue.
> Seems like my new xorg.conf is still working-)

Sounds like you have a seriously messed up system. Karmic should boot
just fine without a monitor attached or no xorg.config[1]; albeit it
will be default of 800x600, but shouldn't get a black screen.

[1] Remember that karmic doesn't even use an xorg.conf by default. It
only uses it if you put one there.

>
>>> I rmed xorg.conf and got the message shown on the bug report but can't
>>> remember whether it was on the first reboot or not. Anyway,
>>> nvidia-setting wouldn't work

It's 'nvidia-settings' - notice the 's'. But even if that was a typo,
nvidia-settings won't work if the nvidia module(s) haven't been loaded
at boot.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:59 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: proprietary nvidia driver does not work under karmic

NoOp wrote:
> On 11/16/2009 11:31 PM, Leonard wrote:
>
>> NoOp wrote:
>>
> Snipped to clean up irrevelant info.
>> kdm.log shows
>> first line
>> error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
>>
> Google/launchpad that one.
> (https://launchpad.net/+search?field.text=error+setting+MTRR)
>
Read through most of first 40 messages. Saw no fixes but saw that there
are a lot of bugs on the MTRR
error.

>> Invalid argument (22)
>> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
>> This shows up and repeated multiple times:
>> (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
>>
> Google/launchpad that one.
>
I have no /dev/fb0. one report said to create one but not knowing how
Hal works I hesitate to use MAKEDEV -d /dev/fb0
Another had something to add to Hal, .fdi., which I didn't understand
but can't find the link again, sorry.
>> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
>> found)
>>
> Sounds like it hasn't been loaded. Do you show it with:
>
> $ lsmod |grep nv
> $ modinfo nvidia
>

Yes.
lchata@karmic-desktop:/dev/.udev$ lsmod |grep nv
nvidia 10316904 30
lchata@karmic-desktop:/dev/.udev$ modinfo nvidia
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.31-15-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia.ko
license: NVIDIA
alias: char-major-195-*
alias: pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc02i00*
alias: pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc00i00*
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.31-15-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
parm: NVreg_EnableVia4x:int
parm: NVreg_EnableALiAGP:int
parm: NVreg_ReqAGPRate:int
parm: NVreg_EnableAGPSBA:int
parm: NVreg_EnableAGPFW:int
parm: NVreg_Mobile:int
parm: NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel:int
parm: NVreg_RmLogonRC:int
parm: NVreg_ModifyDeviceFiles:int
parm: NVreg_DeviceFileUID:int
parm: NVreg_DeviceFileGID:int
parm: NVreg_DeviceFileMode:int
parm: NVreg_RemapLimit:int
parm: NVreg_UpdateMemoryTypes:int
parm: NVreg_UseVBios:int
parm: NVreg_RMEdgeIntrCheck:int
parm: NVreg_UsePageAttributeTable:int
parm: NVreg_EnableMSI:int
parm: NVreg_MapRegistersEarly:int
parm: NVreg_RmNvclkIdleGraphics:int
parm: NVreg_RegistryDwords:charp
parm: NVreg_NvAGP:int

> Also see:
> <http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0#complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2B"Fai led+to+initialize+GLX+extension+(Compatible+NVIDIA +X+driver+not+%0Afound)"&fp=a79ec0e3c59ba40a>
>
>
I just read several of the links and can't even remember what they
said. Time for me to stop for awhile. Not finding any solutions, that
I understand, anyway.
>> error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1)
>> Invalid argument (22)
>> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
>>
>> Fatal server error:
>> Server is already active for display 0
>> If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
>> and start again.
>>
> Do you have a '/tmp/.X0-lock' file?
>
>
Yes, cat /tmp/.X0-lock says 1814

>> syslog had:
>> Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: X server died during startup
>> Nov 16 22:43:41 karmic-desktop kdm[1653]: Failed to start X server.
>> Starting failsafe X server.
>> Repeated at least once but didn't scroll through the whole file.
>> Messaged had:
>> Nov 16 22:43:26 karmic-desktop kernel: [ 13.252180] usplash:361
>> freeing invalid memtype fffffffff9000000-fffffffff9e00000
>>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^
> Google again:
> <http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0#complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2B"fre eing+invalid+memtype+fffffffff9000000-fffffffff9e00000"&fp=a79ec0e3c59ba40a>
> ...
>
I see this thread; no solutions
>>> Turn off the monitor w/autologin and test. Takes about 5 minutes to do.
>>> My point here is that some other bugs, similar to yours, indicated
>>> issues with digital cable connections. Doesn't take a genious to set
>>> autologin& reboot with the monitor off :-)
>>>
>>>
>> Got auto login set up and rebooted with monitor on which caused startup
>> X errors for first boot in about 6 times. Will now try without monitor
>> being on. Wait, wait; must save draft, must save draft. With monitor
>> off first reboot gave a highpitched rapid beeping noise; a warning
>> right? On second reboot with monitor off the beeping didn't stop and in
>> both cases I had a black screen with a blinking cursor and only the
>> magic blue button held down for several long seconds would shut it down.
>>
> Sounds like a bios and/or hardware issue. Check your bios& turn off
> warn to beep on missing keyboard/monitor.
>
Going to do that assuming I don't forget.
>
>> Rebooting with monitor on went through auto login to kde without issue.
>> Seems like my new xorg.conf is still working-)
>>
> Sounds like you have a seriously messed up system. Karmic should boot
> just fine without a monitor attached or no xorg.config[1]; albeit it
> will be default of 800x600, but shouldn't get a black screen.
>
> [1] Remember that karmic doesn't even use an xorg.conf by default. It
> only uses it if you put one there.
>
Dugh, I never have added one manually but maybe running some nvidia
command did.
Every time I've looked in /etc/X11 in Karmic, I see one of the new,
useless default type.
>
>>
>>>> I rmed xorg.conf and got the message shown on the bug report but can't
>>>> remember whether it was on the first reboot or not. Anyway,
>>>> nvidia-setting wouldn't work
>>>>
> It's 'nvidia-settings' - notice the 's'. But even if that was a typo,
> nvidia-settings won't work if the nvidia module(s) haven't been loaded
> at boot.
>
It was a typo and nvidia-xconfig put one it that apparently is still
working but occasionally still have to drop to a console and wait a few
seconds.
As you mentioned, I think it;s a timeing thing but I haven't a clue on
what to do about it.
> ...
>
>
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