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Thread: Cannot get X to start, driver errors?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Cannot get X to start, driver errors?

    I have quite an old desktop (5 years) with an integrated nvidia Geforce4MX graphics card. Following the instructions here I installed the Nvidia drivers. However, when I do sudo startx I get the following error... any ideas?


    X.Org X Server 1.10.1
    Release Date: 2011-04-15
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux optimusprime 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=8e9ac526-0b02-41eb-9b6e-2c66912d0188 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    Build Date: 19 April 2011 03:33:17PM
    xorg-server 2:1.10.1-1ubuntu1 (For technical support please see
    Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
    Before reporting problems, check
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat May 7 09:04:37 2011
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (WW) NVIDIA: This server has an unsupported input driver ABI version (have 12.3, need < 12.0). The driver will continue to load, but may behave strangely.
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

    ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Re: Cannot get X to start, driver errors?

    Extactly the same error.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    This is Kubuntu 11.04 on an old dell laptop.
    Trying to use Legacy nvidia driver 96.43.19 because
    nouveau doesn't work - screen corruption etc.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: Cannot get X to start, driver errors?

    I also have the same problem after installing nvidia driver on my desktop.

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