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Old 9th May 2012, 05:39 PM
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Dell latitude e6410 w/Nvidia - X doesn't want to start on FC16

I just upgraded FC14 to FC16 (both x86_64) on my dell latitude e6410 w/ nvidia graphics. So far everything went smoothly, except for one thing. When I followed the guide for installing the NVIDIA support (both akmod and kmod versions, using rpmfusion), X doesn't start on its own when I reboot. At first I thought it locked up (went from bootsplash to black screen), but if I switch to console (Ctrl+Alt+F2), login as root, and type 'X', gdm starts up and everything is fine. Glxgears verifies that the nvidia driver is loaded. I made sure everything is up to date. Why doesn't it start at boot like it is supposed to? Thanks!
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Old 10th May 2012, 04:13 AM
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Re: Dell latitude e6410 w/Nvidia - X doesn't want to start on FC16

I vaguely remember having seen something similar before... Here are some ideas to try:

Run akmods as root to make sure the kmod is installed for the kernel you are using.

Make sure you followed every step in the first post of this thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752. It might also be worth skimming over the last few pages of that thread.

Check for errors or warnings in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old (grep -e EE -e WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log).

Then you could also check whether there are any problems with /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or whether the noveau driver got loaded when it shouldn't (lsmod | grep nouveau).
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