[arch-general] Totem segfaulting on start on a fully up-to-date archlinux with testing enabled.

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 21:53:33 EDT 2012

** solsTiCe d'Hiver [2012-06-16 18:33:23 +0200]:

> Le samedi 16 juin 2012 à 22:50 +0900, Vladimir Lomov a écrit :

>> on my desktop: Archlinux x86_64 (AMD), kernel 3.4.2-2, systemd; last
>> update brought nvidia 259.59 when I was running openbox. I installed
>> update, logout (exited Openbox) which should be bring me to KDM but
>> I got a terminal. I logged into terminal as a user, run
>> $ sudo systemctl stop kdm.service
>> $ sudo modprobe -r nvidia
>> $ sudo modprobe nvidia
>> $ sudo systemctl kdm.service
>> so now all works fine.

>> From /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
>> $ grep 'NVIDIA GLX' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>> [ 47278.388] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  295.59  Wed Jun  6 21:40:44 PDT 2012

> Well, I should have been more explicit.

> I logout from gnome then alt+F1, login as root (yeah!)
> $ rc.d stop gdm
> $ modprobe -r nvidia
> this one failed. I don't why. I don't use systemd and nvidia not anymore
> so this is irrelevant, at least to me now.
And I had to tell the whole story too, before `sudo modprobe -r nvidia'
I did
$ lsmod | grep nvidia
to see what modules may use nvidia. If there are such modules I have to
unload them first and nvidia after.

Of course all this will work if modules can be unloaded, sometimes
`modprobe' "don't" work, then you have to reboot.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov


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