[mythtv-users] Re: Trouble installing k3b

Lane Schwartz dowobeha at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:28:06 UTC 2004

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 00:20:46 +0100, Axel Thimm <axel.thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 01:32:02PM -0600, Lane Schwartz wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:54:35 -0600, Lane Schwartz <dowobeha at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:48:05 +0100, Axel Thimm <axel.thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> > > Running apt-get dist-upgrade now.... Hopefully this'll do it. :)
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help, Axel.
> >
> > Well, that didn't work. :(
> >
> > I ran apt-get dist-upgrade. That allowed me to install k3b.
> > Unfortunately, when I rebooted, X decided that it didn't want to
> > start.
> >
> > I can log in remotely, and I've verified that mythbackend is still
> > running fine. Not sure at this point whether it'll be simpler to try
> > and debug this or whether I should go for a reinstall. Hmm...
> Better debug. Did you have the nvidia drivers installed (and
> upgraded)? Otherwise could you have a look in X's log to see where the
> X server crashed? I'm quite sure it's nvidia and then it's my fault.

Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry for the delay - I was gone this
weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I believe I did have the nvidia drivers installed prior to doing an
apt-get dist-upgrade

Looking through synaptic, here are the nvidia rpms that I have installed:


# uname -r

I will post my xconfig file at the end of this email. First, here's
the relevant section (ie. the end of the file) from

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "RenderAccel" "1"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TVOverScan" "0.6"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling experimental RENDER acceleration
(**) NVIDIA(0): Forcing SVIDEO output
(**) NVIDIA(0): TV Standard string: "NTSC-M"
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF0000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE3000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Note that I did not make changes to this file.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "v4l"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "ViewSonic A90f+"
	DisplaySize  360	270
	HorizSync    30.0 - 86.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "AOpen"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
	Option      "RenderAccel" "1"
	# TV Out Setup
	Option      "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
	Option      "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
	Option      "TVOverScan" "0.6"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666

Thanks for all the help. Please let me know if there are additional
files I should post. Any suggestions would be most welcome!

Hope we can get this figured out. Otherwise, I'll probably do a
reinstall tonight or tomorrow.

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