[mythtv-users] X11, Intel i810 & NVidia FX5200, help me get my MythTV back

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 16:09:46 UTC 2007

On 1/29/07, Tom Corcoran <tomc at osits.com> wrote:
> The history, I installed FC5 on a Celeron P4 (2.4) with a mobo with
> integrated Intel video (i810) and all was sweet.  I installed mythtv and
> got all the modules working and i was almost finished, I just needed to
> add a PCI Nvidia 5200 to get TVOut functioning and I was done, and thats
> when the trouble started.
> I made a copy of my Xorg config, I plugged in the 5200 and rebooted, I
> then installed the NVidia driver
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-9746.html rebooted
> my PC and now it just boots into a FC5 blank blue screen with a mouse
> pointer.  None of the other console screens are available and #1 shows
> some of the boot history but nothing relevant.  BTW this output is on
> the i810, the Nvidia has no output.
> I then rebooted to runlevel 3 and copied back my original xorg config
> thinking this would resolve my woes but it made no difference, the
> system still goes through a full boot sequence starting all the services
> in the GUI boot screen and then when it satys something like 'Starting
> Avahi.....' it jumps to a blank screen and appears to freeze.  I seem to
> have full network access to the box and am able to SSH to the box no
> problem.
> I am now at a loss as to how I can backout these changes and get back to
> a working system?  How can i remove any installed nvidia drivers? I
> tried 'yum remove nvidia*' and this seemed to removed some packages but
> I am not sure they all were removed.
> I previously had this Nvidia 5200 card working on this machine under FC4
> but then my hard disk upped and died (RIP)
> ANy help would be gratefully appreciated.
> TIA TomC

Sounds like your missing a window manager. Are you able to switch
terminals locally? Try SSH'ing in and reading through your system

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