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    Can't log into Desktop


    Using Debian Squeeze
    Using KDE

    I can't login to my Desktop. I type in my password and press Enter. The login screen goes away like the Desktop is loading and then it stops, and comes back to the login screen.

    This is my xorg.conf
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath "built-ins"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    #Load "dri"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "record"
    #Load "dri2"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    ### Available Driver options are:-
    ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
    ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
    ### [arg]: arg optional
    #Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
    #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "nv"
    VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName "NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    I tried to configure
    Code:
    Xorg: Xorg -configure
    and got this message:
    (EE) Failed to load /user/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (EE) Failed to load module nvidia (loader failed, 7)
    (++) Using config file: /root/xorg.conf.new
    (==) Using system config directory /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
    (EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
    Number of created screens does no match number of detected devices.
    Configuration failed
    I was able to log into the Desktop, but lost it and don't know what happened. Thanks for any help in resolving this.

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    Did Package Manager upgrade kernel recently? Was it working fine earlier?
    You have to re-install Graphics Card driver on every kernel upgrade. Try replacing "nv" with "vesa" in Section "Device" (Card0) of xorg.conf file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Did Package Manager upgrade kernel recently? Was it working fine earlier?
    You have to re-install Graphics Card driver on every kernel upgrade. Try replacing "nv" with "vesa" in Section "Device" (Card0) of xorg.conf file.
    Yes it was working. I don't know if I upgrade the kernel or not. I tried the vesa driver. Didn't work either. I reinstalled the nv driver; it didn't solve the problem. Why couldn't I reconfigure Xorg. I thought that might help, but it gave me error message?

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    Have you tried to rename xorg.conf file using mv command?
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    You may be going through what I just spent many hours trying to solve. Run:
    Code:
    X -version
    Is it version 1.10.0? If so, there is an incompatibility with this latest version of xorg-server and most existing Nvidia 3d drivers. For me, the fix was to use NVIDIA-Linux-x86-270.30.run which is built for ABI 10. I hope this helps...
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    I can't use the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-270.30.run. My Nvidia card is Vanta LT which is an old card; none of the drivers from Nvidia support it.

    This is my X version:
    Code:
    X -version
    X.Org X Server 1.7.7
    Release Date: 2010-05-04
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32.29-dsa-ia32 i686 Debian
    Current Operating System: Linux Debian 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011 i686
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet
    Build Date: 19 February 2011  02:37:36PM
    xorg-server 2:1.7.7-13 (Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>)
    Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
            Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
            to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Was the Package: xserver-xorg-video-nv upgraded; does it not work with Xorg or the Nvidia Vanta Lt card?
    Thanks

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    Your xorg-server is not the latest so wouldn't be affected by this. Have you tried the Nvidia legacy drivers?
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