Can't login after 4.2 update
john5342 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 23 20:42:18 UTC 2009
2009/2/23 Arthur Pemberton <pemboa at gmail.com>
> I did a fair number of updates last night, including KDE 4.2 packages
> and 'kmod-nvidia-173.14.15-1.fc9.10.i686'.
> Normally, when I there is a problem with kmod-nvidia, X crashes right
> away. However KDM seems to work just fine. But as soon as I log in,
> the loader win comes up, then the monitor flickers (suggesting that X
> The end result is that I couldn't log in to KDE this morning and was
> too busy to create a new user. I have a secondary 'guest' user on the
> same machine, but that account couldn't log in either.
> So I am debugging this remotely (no X).
> So I would like a suggestion on what to do about this. I didn't have
> similar problems on my updates-testing machine, but it may not have
> the same kmods.
> Last time I tried to switch back to nv, i basically couldn't. So if
> that is going to be a suggestion, could some one let me know how to
> disable desktop effects from the command line? KDE simply won't
> startup with nv last time i tried.
Dont know what grahics card you have but during the f9 release nvidia split
geforce5(FX) support out of the main driver package so kmod-nvidia refers to
the old driver that includes geforce5 support. If you have a geforce6 or
higher then switch to kmod-nvidia-newest for the 180 series driver.
This doesnt apply to f10 but i mention because you appear to be using f9.
Apologies if you already knew
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