Using Pardus 2009.2 on a Dell Optiplex GX270 SFF, chip set Intel 865G.
I'm enjoying using Pardus and it was working very nicely using the integrated Intel graphics chip. but since trying to use an AGP Nvidia graphics card (NVidia 64MB AGP DVI Video Card Model P117) I am having a problem logging in.
This is how it goes:
Install the video card and connect to monitor using a DVI cable.
Log in (so everything is ok at this stage), and desktop effects, compositing etc. are still working. I don't know which driver is being used here but the driver selection was set to "Use the default driver" or something like that.
I go into system settings - display and the card is recognised. I am asked if I want to install the nvidia96 driver. The driver modules are already installed but the driver does not show up in the drop-down driver list so I install the xorg nvidia96 package.
I should say here that this is the second time I have tried to use this card, that's why the driver packages are already installed. The first time I tried this it went pretty much the same way. When I was asked to install the nvidia96 driver I searched for nvidia in the package manager and found three nvidia96 packages. I selected the main module to install and was offered the nvidia96 userland package as a dependancy and proceeded to install them. Initially, I think I was able to log in but then the same thing happened, after another reboot I couldn't log in. I then installed the xorg nvidia96 package to see if that made any difference but it did not. Tried the Nouveou driver by specifying it in xorg.conf, that worked and I was able to log in again but it's not usable. Anyway, after hours of messing about I somehow managed to get things back working again with the onboard Intel graphics chip.
Reboot and go back into system settings - display, and now nvidia96 is there in the list so I agree to use it and reboot. Can't log in. Get as far as the login screen, enter password and login starts but then throws me back to the login screen.
I uninstall the nvidia packages and try again but still can't log in.
Take out the card and connect back like it was to start with using the onboard intel graphics chip but still can't log in. Have spent hours trying different things but this time I cannot get back in.
I'll just mention that each time I reboot after making some alteration to try and fix things, I have to choose F4 - probe again at the grub screen otherwise when I get to the login screen it is something like 640 x 480 x 8 bit resolution.
According to the xorg log, libglx.so is not loading:
(III) LoadModule: "glx"
(III) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
(EEE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(III) UnloadModule: "glx"
(EEE) Failed to load module "glx" (loader failed, 7)
So libglx.so is there, but apparently not being found.
lsmod | grep video:
video 19192 1 i915
output 2692 1 video
So it looks like the Intel driver is loaded.
Any clue about what to do will be much appreciated!