[mythtv-users] X11, Intel i810 & NVidia FX5200, help me get my MythTV back
tomc at osits.com
Mon Jan 29 13:39:23 UTC 2007
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
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
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.
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