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Nvidia proprietary driver 304xx failed to connect to the ACPI event daemon

asked 2014-12-27 07:35:58 -0600

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updated 2014-12-29 05:34:46 -0600


I need to install the Nvidia proprietary driver 304xx on a laptop with a Geforce Go 7300 (Nouveau is not working):

[root@localhost mcpiot]# lspci | grep NVIDIA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)

As suggested on the RPMFusion wiki, I installed the akmod-nvidia-304xx and kernel-devel.

The Nvidia module seems to compile and loads but I only get a black screen. Here is the relevant part of the output of sudo systemctl status gdm:

(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0): ACPI: failed to connect to the ACPI event daemon; the daemon
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     may not be running or the "AcpidSocketPath" X
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     configuration option may not be set correctly.  When the
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     ACPI event daemon is available, the NVIDIA X driver will
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     try to use it to receive ACPI event notifications.  For
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     details, please see the "ConnectToAcpid" and
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     "AcpidSocketPath" X configuration options in Appendix B: X
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (II) NVIDIA(0):     Config Options in the README.
(...) gdm-Xorg-:0[3432]: (--) synaptics: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: touchpad found

The following error spotted using the command journalctl -b 0 | grep "(EE)" seems to be the cause of the black screen:

(EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 662 does not belong to any known session

Thanks for your help,


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Exactly the same situation as you, with the same hardware. I have tried KDM instead of GDM but as soon as gnome-shell starts it freezes, consuming 100% CPU.

igordcard gravatar imageigordcard ( 2014-12-28 18:40:52 -0600 )edit

I have also manually installed the 304.125 driver from the .run file provided by Nvidia. Still the same error:

(EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 662 does not belong to any known session
remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2014-12-29 05:33:12 -0600 )edit

@igordcard, I tried lightDM. It sucessfully showed up but I never managed to log into my session.

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2014-12-29 10:44:31 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-12-28 10:49:13 -0600

remjg gravatar image

updated 2014-12-29 05:35:35 -0600

I found a solution to remove the ACPI error thanks to Archlinux wiki. I needed to install the package acpid:

sudo yum install acpid

It still doesn't solve my issue (black screen instead of GDM, reported as bug 3477 on ).

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