[Techtalk] XF86 Upgrade Woes

Ellie ellie at mn.rr.com
Sun Aug 19 21:24:03 EST 2001

Wow, thanks!  I think this may be something that will help me.  It was good
to learn that such a specific Google search could return these types of
results.  It wasn't Nvidia drivers that broke X but Mandrake's own Software
Manager that was the offender.  Thanks again!  Ellie

on 8/18/01 9:31 AM, Telsa Gwynne at hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 10:34:37AM +0100 or thereabouts, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
>> However, whilst I had a quick hunt through this month's archives
>> and found plenty of nvidia problems, I didn't find any errors
>> messages which matched. However, googling on the first line of
>> the error message helped a bit: people who got that error nailed
>> it down as occurring
>> * after installing a program which messed up PAM settings.
>> * when the permissions on their X server were wrong.
>> * dangling "IPC unix domain sockets" hanging around in /tmp.
>> (I am not sure  which of the two directories "ls /tmp/.X*"
>> lists is the one involved.)
>> * after installing XFS: http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/installcavs.html
>> I got overwhelmed at that stage and stopped looking. Do any of
>> those ring a bell?
> Update. I found the original message Bex was replying to in the
> archives. 
>> I am running Mandrake 8 with Nvidia drivers installed for my
>> GeForce2 MX. 3D has been working...
> This could mean two things. You are running Mandrake and using
> drivers for Nvidia provided by Mandrake. Or: you are running
> Mandrake and using drivers for Nvidia provided by Nvidia.
> What is this driver, where did you get it from, and is it
> the free version, or the binary drivers? Knowing this might
> help troubleshoot things. (Although I fear the first reaction
> of many people may be "remove binary drivers, try again.)
> Also, I am told that this situation causes the error you
> mention, too: 
> Login at the console as user1.
> Flip to a virtual console with alt-F2.
> Login at this console as user2.
> Okay, so who 'owns' the console now? :) (I think it works it out
> on the basis of "what order users logged in", but I am not sure.)
> Telsa
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