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Thread: No Desktop after Nvidia Install on OpenSuSE 11.4 VM?

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    Default No Desktop after Nvidia Install on OpenSuSE 11.4 VM?

    Hello All,

    Friday of last week I installed the Nvidia Software using Yast and the Software Manager. After installing this I did not
    reboot my system because I was in the middle of doing some stuff, so I just let it go till the end of the day when I shutdown completely.

    Now this morning when I got in, I boot up my Laptop then turned on my OpenSuSE 11.4 Virtual Machine. After starting it up and after GRUB, I got directly booted to
    a console login instead of the Desktop. I am assuming this is from installing the Nvidia stuff Friday... After googling for about the last 4 hours I read that
    a Linux VM can't use the nvidia drivers (if I can find that link again I will post it).

    How can I revert back to the way it was before I installed the Nvidia Drivers/Software. I've already uninstalled the Nvidia stuff, and it still won't get me to a Desktop.

    Graphics Card -and- OS:
    Code:
    # lspci | grep i vga
    VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
    
    # cat /etc/SuSE-release
    openSUSE 11.4 (i586)
    VERSION = 11.4
    CODENAME = Celadon
    
    # uname -r
    2.6.37.6-0.11-default
    These are some of the Error I saw before uninstalling the Nvidia Drivers/SW:
    Sorry I don't have all of them because I've rebooted a few times and the Xorg.*.log(s) that had those errors are gone
    Code:
    ## From what I remember these are some of the errors I saw before I uninstalled Nvidia...
    ### Not in any particular order:
    
    (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
    (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
    ........
    (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
    (EE) No drivers available.
    So I tried to uninstall all the nvidia stuff using "yast2" from the command line.
    Here are the Errors I'm seeing after the uninstall from Xorg.0.log:
    Code:
    (EE) No devices detected.
    Fatal server error: no screens found
    Also, here is "/var/log/messages":
    Code:
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    7.475394] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    7.475399] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm sshd[1410]: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22.
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm sshd[1410]: Server listening on :: port 22.
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    7.608454] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.731212 seconds
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    7.777221] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    7.780303] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.170715 seconds
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    8.002759] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.221719 seconds
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    8.200196] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.196489 seconds
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    8.426975] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:47 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.226722 seconds
    May 21 09:40:48 Matt-suse-vm acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    May 21 09:40:48 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    8.581699] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 09:40:48 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.154744 seconds
    May 21 09:40:48 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1117]: WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors
    
    :.........
    May 21 10:16:13 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    6.445945] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    May 21 10:16:13 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    6.445950] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
    :.........
    May 21 10:16:13 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    6.688998] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
    May 21 10:16:13 Matt-suse-vm gdm[1180]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.160296 seconds
    May 21 10:16:13 Matt-suse-vm kernel: [    6.533026] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!

    Is there a way for me to get back to whatever the default Graphics stuff was before I installed the Nvidia Drivers and Software..?
    Any thoughts/suggestions would be great.


    Thanks in Advance,
    Matt

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    Default Re: No Desktop after Nvidia Install on OpenSuSE 11.4 VM?

    Forgot to include my xorg.conf file:

    Not sure what it was before installing the Nvidia Drivers/SW...
    You'll see I tried a couple of different drivers for the Graphics card section.

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 295.40  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04.nvidia.com)  Thu Apr  5 22:33:07 PDT 2012
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nv"
    #   Driver         "nvidia"
    #   Driver         "nouveau"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Does anyone think re-installing the Xserver would do anything....?
    I am totally at a loss for what else I can do...


    Thanks in Advance,
    Matt

  3. #3

    Default Re: No Desktop after Nvidia Install on OpenSuSE 11.4 VM?

    Ughhh... Sorry guys about triple posting but I just tried using "vesa" as the driver for that section and I was able to get to a desktop.

    But now I can't change the resolution to be higher than "1280x720".. My Monitor's max resolution is "1680x1050".
    Before all this **** happened my VM's Desktop would resize to whatever the window size was in my Host's OS but it won't change at all now.

    Is there another driver or something that I should use?


    Thanks in Advance,
    Matt

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    Default Re: No Desktop after Nvidia Install on OpenSuSE 11.4 VM?

    I got it working.... Sighhhhhhh


    In case anyone has the same issue with you Linux VM this is what I did:

    1. First I removed anything in the Software Manager related to Nvidia.

    2. Next I changed this section of my xorg.conf:
    Code:
         Section "Device"
             Identifier     "Device0"
             Driver         "nv"     #-or- "nvidia"
             VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
         EndSection
    To This:
    Code:
         Section "Device"
             Identifier     "Device0"
             Driver         "vmware"
             VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
         EndSection


    Hope that helps someone someday lol... Took me most of the day to figure out which driver I should have been using.



    Thanks,
    Matt

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