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Thread: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kernel

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    Default X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kernel

    I was happily running with 11.0 with the 2.6.25.5 kernel. Then I applied the autoupdates and was "upgraded" to 2.6.25.9.

    Now I can't get the Xserver to start. The graphic splash screen displays during boot, but then it drops back to the login prompt. I can login as root, but nothing starts X. I tried:

    init 5
    startx
    sax2
    xorgconfig

    but I'm not getting anywhere. The graphics chipset is Intel i845.

    If this helps, the error lines from 'startx' are

    (EE) Failed to load module "dri2" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the servers's versions (4)
    (EE) Failed to load module "vga" (module requirements mismatch, 0)
    (EE) No drivers available.

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Quote Originally Posted by wlamia View Post
    I was happily running with 11.0 with the 2.6.25.5 kernel. Then I applied the autoupdates and was "upgraded" to 2.6.25.9.

    Now I can't get the Xserver to start. The graphic splash screen displays during boot, but then it drops back to the login prompt. I can login as root, but nothing starts X. I tried:

    init 5
    startx
    sax2
    xorgconfig

    but I'm not getting anywhere. The graphics chipset is Intel i845.

    If this helps, the error lines from 'startx' are

    (EE) Failed to load module "dri2" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the servers's versions (4)
    (EE) Failed to load module "vga" (module requirements mismatch, 0)
    (EE) No drivers available.
    Try "sax2 -r"
    or
    Type "3" at the bootsplash
    login as root/password
    type "sax2 -m 0=vesa" which is a crappy driver but will get you up
    do the config, save
    type "reboot"

    Should get you up; now go about reinstalling your driver as before when you got it to work.
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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    yep, I already tried those tricks with sax2, and it just fails to start a server. I didn't go into all the details.

    I also tried the failsafe mode from the grub loader, and it does the same things.

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    I tried this too, but this not work.
    Maybe we should wait for fix?

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Quote Originally Posted by Beyo View Post
    I tried this too, but this not work.
    Maybe we should wait for fix?
    See my reply with 3 possible fixes in the other thread that you started.

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    joebraker NNTP User

    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Good afternoon!

    I have the very same problem, but I'm using ATI card. X server crashed after update. It can't run even with vesa driver. I hope this bug will be fixed soon.

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Same problem here. After logging in I get a blank screen with the mouse cursor but no GUI.

    I found the backup xorg.conf file named xorg.conf.sax2save but I can't see any differences between the two.

    As with everyone else, this happened with KDE4.1 with factory repos enabled and a large update with 137 packages. Obviously there is a bug there.

    If I can get to a runlevel 3 how do I:

    1 - enable and disble repos

    2 - run yast from a command line

    ***I noticed that my path command is blank so I need to know what directory the yast command is located.

    is it /usr/sbin ??

    Thanks

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Hmmmm.... I was able to get around the problem by starting KDE failsafe from the login window. Still can't figure out the problem though. I will try to examine both the old and new xorg.conf files to see if there is any difference. In the meantime, what does "failsafe" do that a normal login doesn't do? I mean, what does it disable?

    I do have the latest 4.1 RC updates because I can tell by the look of the Plasma screen and those ugly shadow boxes around the plasmoids are gone again. (thank God they fixed that) However, failsafe mode must disable something because the system now runs. Knowing what it disables may help to diagnose the problem.

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Okay, 32 more package updates including KDEBase and Konqueror today. (July 17th) Let's see if that fixed the problem. Going down for reboot now.

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    Default Re: X server not starting after update to 2.6.25.9-0.2 kerne

    Still no go. I get a flash of the desktop when kdm loads (scrambled) and again when I login using KDE4.1 RC2 (actually says RC1, but core is labeled KDE 4.095-2 which I assume really means RC2.

    Anyway, the gui won't load unless I start in KDE Failsafe -- which works fine. I wish I knew what failsafe doesn't load because that is obviously the offending module.

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