Installer not starting X; nvidia vt issues?

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Installer not starting X; nvidia vt issues?

Postby dacha » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi

No matter which Grub option I choose, the installer for GhostBSD 11.1 won't start X11 :(.

It appears that my NVidia GT 620 is unsupported by "nv".

Xorg.0.log transcript:

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(WW) NV: Ignoring unsupported device 0x10de0f01 (GF108 [GeForce GT 620]) at 01@00:00:0
(EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
(EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for scfb
scfb trace: probe start
(II): scfb (1): using default device
scfb trace: probe done
(WW) VGA arbiter: cannot open kernel arbiter, no multi-card support
(EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
(II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices


TrueOS works but it uses a text console. Could that be why? Trying kern.vty=sc however, crashes inside Grub.


Please help?
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Installer not starting X; nvidia vt issues?


Re: Installer not starting X; nvidia vt issues?

Postby dacha » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:13 pm

I worked around it using the following:

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Xorg -configure
cp /root/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf (and change "nv" to "vesa")
startxfce4


But a real solution is sorely needed for less technical users.
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Re: Installer not starting X; nvidia vt issues?

Postby ericbsd » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:31 pm

Probably the Nvidia driver by default could do the job for a newer card.
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