I want to have your help to solve a boot and log-in problem.
I got a workstation with openSuse 10.3 pre-installed. After I did the Online Update from YaST2 and rebooted the machine as requested by YaST2, the system came to fail starting up an X session.
Below are excerpts of the message appeared on the screen at the end of the boot process. (I transcripted it from the screen by hand.)
Waiting for mandatory devices: eth1 __NSC__ 10 9 8 7 5 4 3 2 1 eth1 devices: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller eth1 DHCP4 client (dhcpcd) is running eth1 . . . but is still waiting for data eth1 DHCP6 client (dhclient6) is running eth1 . . . but is still waiting for data eth1 IP address: [Let me hide this.] eth1 waiting eth1 interface could not be set up until now failed Setting up service (localfs) network . . . . . . . . . . failed ... [omitted] ... Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached Failed services in runlevel 5: network Skipped services in runlevel 5: cifs nfs
After this message, the screen shows the log in prompt, and I can log-in from the command prompt.
I checked whether or not the machine is actually connected to the network by
$ ping [IP address of another machine at the same network]
and it seems to be connected to the network. A line in the output reads:
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3005ms
I tried starting up X from the command line:
and I got an error message, an excerpt of which reads.
... FATAL: Module nvidia not found. (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. Fatal server error: no screens found ...
Among the updated packages, there were security patches for x11.
Before I did the Online Update, I changed the hostname of the computer from YaST2 → Network Devices → Network Settings. I’m wondering if this was relevant to the current problem.
As another possibly relevant thing, while I was doing the Online Update, a system tool running in the right-hand side of the bar at the bottom of the screen in the X session was checking the available updates, but when I click it, it always showed an empty progress bar and said “0%”. So, I have just ignored it.
The installed Linux kernel is
$ uname --kernel-release 184.108.40.206-0.2-desktop
Do you have any idea about what is causing the failure of the X session and how to fix the problem? I would be glad if you give me any hints or pointers.
I am sorry if there is a typo or if an important information is missing in the error messages manually copied above. Please tell me if I should write additional information.