[OpenIndiana-discuss] Cannot get into X following updage (hipster)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Tue Mar 17 23:01:28 UTC 2015

On 03/17/15 03:57 PM, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> writes:
>> Following update of an hipster install running as Vbox guest on an OI
>> (151_9) installation, rebooted to new BE following upgarde, But it
>> does not bring up X as in the past, so logging into my user at console
>> and attempting to startx from there I get this error:
> Egad.... I seem to have had a hard time spelling upgrade in previous
> post.. including in the subject line...
> A further note:  I retreated to the previous BE and had no problems
> with X but thought it might be helpful to post what happens with vbox
> drivers on a (non-failed) start of X and then a failed version from
> the new BE
> ,----
> |  grep vbox /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> | (II) LoadModule: "vboxvideo"
> | (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/amd64/vboxvideo_drv.so
> | (II) Module vboxvideo: vendor="Oracle Corporation"
> | (II) VBoxVideo: guest driver for VirtualBox: vbox
> `----
> Same grep on new BE showing failed starting of X
> ,----
> | root # grep vbox /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> | [134517.554] (II) LoadModule: "vboxvideo"
> | [134517.554] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/amd64/vboxvideo_drv.so
> | [134517.570] (II) Module vboxvideo: vendor="Oracle Corporation"
> | [134517.571] (II) UnloadModule: "vboxvideo"
> | [134517.571] (II) Unloading vboxvideo
> | [134517.571] (EE) Failed to load module "vboxvideo" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
> `----

The Xorg module ABI is *not* stable or compatible across releases.  When you
upgrade to a new Xorg release you must update all modules as well.  This happens
automatically for modules provided with the OS, but not for add-ons like 
VirtualBox - if you use it's modules, you must install a new version of them
to get support for the new Xorg ABI.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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