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    I was browsing the forums and saw the sticky thread that claimed to outline the steps one needed to take to play various media files. I followed all the steps, didn't have any problems. When I tried to open any video with Kaffine, the program seemed to open and then close instantly. I figured that maybe since I had installed so many packages from the easy urpmi site I needed a reboot.
    Now X won't even start at all, it loads just past the Nvidia logo and then crashes.
    It does spit out a screen full of messages that mean little or nothing to me, so hopefully someone can help me figure out what happened here.
    These are some of the messages I am getting:


    "Warning: Symbol for map key <SPCE> redifined
    Using last definition for conflicting fields."

    There are about 8 of these messages. They are the exact same except for the others have <AB06>,<AB07>,<AB08>,<AB09>,<AB10>,<BKSL>,<LCTL> .
    in their respective warning messages.

    And Then:

    "Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the Xserver."
    "**If unresolved sybmols were reported above they might not be the reason for the server aborting."

    Backtrace:
    0: /etc/X11/X(xf86SigHandler+0x8 [0x8089998] <--no idea why a smiley is showing...0x88
    1: [0xffffe420]
    2: usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so [0xb79eb191]

    Fatal Server Error:
    Caught signal 11. Server aborting

    XIO: fatal IO Error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on xserver ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining




    Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if I can provide other info!
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Blitzkraig; 01-22-2006 at 05:04 AM. Reason: Solved

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    What sticky made you do this? And were you logged in as root when you did this?

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    the sticky that says 'playing windows media files in mandriva/mandrake' in thiis forum and yes i was doing this as root

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    My /var/log/Xorg.0.log file (reguarding the crash in X)on this is over 6 pages long..is there any info I could post from it with out spamming the thread with the whole thing?

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    did you do anything to your kernel for any of this?

    if so, and maybe even if not, try recompiling your video driver for nvidia.

    or modprobe nvidia_drv --post any output

    and far as /var/log/Xorg.0.log try just posting any errors not the stuff that works.

    like "failure do this or that" messages
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    I don't believe I did anything to the kernel, I did what was outlined in the media player sticky..As for error messages:

    This is what grep picked out of the Xorg.0.log

    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    Fatal server error:
    (WW) Open ACPI failed (/proc/acpi/event) (No such file or directory)

    Here is the modprobe output:
    FATAL: Module nvidia_drv not found.

    I tried to run the nvidia-installer and it said it 'No package found for installation'
    Here is the nvidia-installer error log


    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Fri Jan 20 18:28:31 2006

    option status:
    license pre-accepted : false
    update : false
    force update : false
    expert : false
    uninstall : false
    driver info : false
    no precompiled interface: false
    no ncurses color : false
    query latest driver ver : false
    OpenGL header files : true
    no questions : false
    silent : false
    no backup : false
    kernel module only : false
    sanity : false
    add this kernel : false
    no runlevel check : false
    no network : false
    no ABI note : false
    no RPMs : false
    force tls : (not specified)
    force compat32 tls : (not specified)
    X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
    OpenGL install prefix : /usr
    compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
    installer install prefix: /usr
    utility install prefix : /usr
    kernel name : (not specified)
    kernel include path : (not specified)
    kernel source path : (not specified)
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    proc mount point : /proc
    ui : (not specified)
    tmpdir : /root/tmp
    ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
    RPM file list : (not specified)

    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    ERROR: No package found for installation. Please run this utility with the
    '--help' option for usage information.
    ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
    '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
    on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
    driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

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    tried to run nvidia-installer --update and it ran into some errors compiling the driver

    kernel module only : false
    add this kernel : false
    kernel name : (not specified)
    kernel include path : (not specified)
    kernel source path : (not specified)
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
    -> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
    this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
    your kernel.
    -> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
    -> Building kernel module:
    src/nv/nv-kernel.o /root/tmp/selfgz8574/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/s
    ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This is most likely
    because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
    Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
    kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
    for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If you
    know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the
    kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.

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    two things: it looks like you don't have the kernel-sources installed. You can do this through the madrake package manager or through rpm's (i think it s urpmi or something). This is something that can be googled pretty easily.

    the next thing you could try is be simply changing the driver in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to simple 'nv' to see if the video driver actually has anything to do with your problem. If 'nv' or even 'vesa' works that that seems to point to a problem with your video driver install. Try this stuff and report back.
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    Wow, changing the driver to "nv" worked. I wonder how all the media stuff killed my nvidia driver..I guess I should try running the installer again now? Thanks again for all the help!!

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    glad I could be of assistance. Getting video to stuff to work well all the time is very challenging in linux. I spent a lot of time tinkering so I'm glad my struggles could help someone else.

    note: I'm trying to start the trend of when your post is solved to edit the title (on your first post) and write (SOLVED) in the title so that others will know your question is answered both for information in future searches and so people aren't reading through the whole thing trying to solve your problem when its already fixed. Thanks.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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