[mythtv-users] nvidia driver failing if X is killed?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 23:26:27 UTC 2010

strange new behaviour on one of myth Mythbuntu Lucid systems.
I've got a GT220 car installed. if I kill mythfrontend and X and wait
for it to relaunch I get this in my dmesg:
[  267.959828] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x12:0x2b:1718)
[  267.959837] NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed

and this in my Xorg.0.log,
(EE) Jul 24 19:07:48 NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be r
(EE) Jul 24 19:07:48 NVIDIA(0):     interrupts generated by the NVIDIA graphics
(EE) Jul 24 19:07:48 NVIDIA(0):     PCI:2:0:0.  Please see Chapter 8: Common Pro
blems in the
(EE) Jul 24 19:07:48 NVIDIA(0):     README for additional information.
(EE) Jul 24 19:07:48 NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

if I switch back to using GDM to launch X and mythfrontend it
sometimes will work, but other times I get this in the Xorg.0.log,
(WW) Jul 24 19:17:02 NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x8000, 0x0000f598, 0x0000f598)
(WW) Jul 24 19:17:05 NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x0000f6b8, 0x0000f6e0)
(WW) Jul 24 19:17:10 NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x8000, 0x0000f6e0, 0x0000f6e0)

Anyone have *any* idea what's going on?  I'm completely lost and am
about to format and reinstall...

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