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Post subject: No GUI in Live CD  PostPosted: 05.12.2010, 02:21



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Hey. I've searched, and searched for an answer, but it seems I cannot find out. I start aptosid (the i386 lite version) and it loads all it needs to. At the end, I just get stuck with something around the lines of:

aptosid@aptosid:

I tried
      Code:
startx
and it said something around the lines of:

      Code:
failed to load module "nouveau" (module does not exist, 0)


Anyone have a fix for this? I've tried things like
      Code:
nouveau.modeset=0
or
      Code:
nouveau.modeset=1


But nothing works. Any help is appreciated.

I am running the nVidia 9800 GT.

And by the way, my Ubuntu installation's resolution changed to 640x480 from 1440x900 after trying all of this. I don't know if the problems are interlinked, but I have to work on that now, too.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.12.2010, 06:35



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from release notes at :

http://aptosid.com/index.php?module=new ... &sid=8

nouveau
X.org in Debian prefers xserver-xorg-video-nouveau over xserver-xorg-video-nv since xorg 1:7.5+6, which unfortunately can't be supported by aptosid until it leaves the staging section and gains a stable ABI between kernel- and userspace. Therefore we recommend users of nvidia graphics cards to purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, so xserver-xorg-video-nv — which doesn't suffer from incompatible ABI changes — can take precedence again.

# apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
We will offer nouveau support as soon as it can be done in a responsible way.

guess this could be your problem..............

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.12.2010, 08:17



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please start the live-cd with xmodule=vesa xres=xxxxXyyyy (your desired resolution)
that should enable you to get into graphical environment.
after installation you probably have to install the closed source nvidia driver (follow the manual)

greetz
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 06.12.2010, 04:36



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This raises another question. I have xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, xserver-xorg-video-nv, nvidia-kernel-source, and nvidia-glx installed (the last 2 were done per the manual). Everything seems to be working fine on my machine, but should I remove anything?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 06.12.2010, 06:57



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Since you don't need xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, xserver-xorg-video-nv, you can purge this 2 packages.
 
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