The problem with X not starting up started after I upgraded kernel from 126.96.36.199-26.rc1.fc15.i686 which is what the FC15 came with. Before that I had X, without installing the nvidia.com driver (whatever came with the stock FC15-XFCE spin).I tried booting the old kernel and at first it worked but X again would not run. Now, after, above operations (reinstall of kernel-devel + kernel headers and all dependencies like glibc-common, glibcs-headers, dkms, gcc..) booting the old kernel does not work anymore: the framebuffer animation of the Fedora logo fillingup freezes at some point almost at the end; HD LED blinking hard. Maybe this means fsck is running and I need to give it more time..? I'll leave it booting when I go for lunch and see how it goes...
I was using an extremely common debian based distro, but I have been rebooting my pc non stop for the last two days trying to get my nvidia fx5200 drivers to work. (it is just IMPOSSIBLE to disable the nouveau driver, i have tried blacklisting it, editing xorg etc, nothing works) I need to know if there are many issues with getting nvidia graphics cards to work in debian. it seems like the last 18 months worth of releases on all the other debian based distros have completely broken all support for any nvidia card made prior to 2011. i know for a fact that in windows xp all my hardware works perfectly, but i really dont want to have to use that, i have been a linux user for more than 5 years now, but all i am really looking for now is reliability. i want to be able to use the nvidia-173 driver, as i know that this allows me to watch the movies i take on my dv camera, and ......
I've just installed Squeeze and try to install Nvidia drivers, but installer wrote that I have to disable Nouveau first. So could you please tell me how to turn off nouveau driver totally and correctly.
While it does mention nouveau, and I do use Nvidia graphics (PCIe GT 240) I believe the cause may be something else. Googling around leads me to a couple of forum threads that seem to relate to the core series of Intel processors, but I'm at a loss. I've also searched this forum however the search seems to either bring up every result under the sun and non seem to apply or no results at all. I know the card's supported as Ubuntu works flawlessly. I also tried booting in safe graphics mode, however the exact same thing happens.
I doubt using a USB stick in this manor would cause this problem, but if you suggest it i'll install from physical media.
I would post logs, however the shell it drops to seems to be severly limited (lacking reboot, even).
As I mentioned before, I has having freezes while installing F12 (x86_64) with a GeForce 8600 GT. I was able to complete the installation by doing it with the "basic" video driver. However, I was still getting frequent freezes. I installed the testing Nvidia drivers, and the freezes went away. When it froze, it was a hard freeze -- it wouldn't respond to CTRL-ALT-DEL or SysRq (I did enable SysRq first). I had to do a hard reset.
I installed the nvidia driver from the vendors homepage. But since it does not support regulation of brightness (and the display is that bright that I want to downlevel it), I wanted to go back to the default display driver which is the nouveau driver.So I uninstalled the nvidia driver and then I realized that I didn't make any backup of the xorg.conf file prior installing the nvidia driver. Shame on me, yeah.Now when the x-server started, it couldn't find the nvidia driver. Okay, fair as it was removed. Next to that my keyboard becomes unresponsive. That's really aching as I can not switch to a text-based console any longer.I'm able to boot into initmode 3 by editing the kernel parameters in the boatloader. I'm also able to edit the xorg.conf with vi in the shell then and start the xserver to test things by calling xinit.
I already tried to recover a bit from this situation by removing the references to the nvidia driver and replaced it with some information I could find on the nouveau homepage - but no luck so far, keyboard still freezes and login window does not appear. I could take a look into the xorg.0.log which warns me about the keyboard getting disabled but I do not really understand why. Next to that I find some other additional information. My computer experience is quite okay, but I'm somehow new to Fedora, I started half a year ago with Fedora 13 on my other laptop which worked like a breeze.
I wondered where I can find information about how to configure the xserver in the default configuration, if there is some reset functionality or so, that brings me back to installation defaults. Those worked ok for the nouveau driver. Unfourtionatly I was not able to gather the correct package name that would probably had helpded me by removing and installing it again.Next to fixing my setup, I had another idea as this is a quite new install to just re-run the install again on to that machine. Is this possible with keeping the files in my homedir?
My system with kernel-188.8.131.52-74.fc14.x86_64, NVIDIA 3800 + Samsung 2233 and 3Dvision kit works fine, but upon upgrading to kernel-184.108.40.206-92.fc14.x86_64 the system won't go past the blue->white bar along the screen. The modprobe.d directory has the file blacklisting nouveau and there is the grub entry rdblacklist=nouveau, but do I need to re-run the nvidia installer. If so I think I need to reset the init level to stop X11 trying to load. and will I need to keep doing this everytime I upgrade the kernel if I have nvidia drivers installed?
Can this be done similar to some other O/Ses so Nouveau doesn't pre-screw up the kernel for 3rd party drivers??? Would be great in F16 if we were given a choice re: wanting nouveau or not. I simply can not get F14 or F15 to work with the 270.xx drivers on recent equipment.
Although I managed fairly quickly to get 3D enabled on the GF 7600GS of my desktop, it took me longer to get 3D up on the GF 9650M GT of my Asus laptop M70Vn. Although I made extensive use of the numerous procedures outlined here, none of them worked and booting my laptop always ended up with me facing a jet-black screen and a completely inexpressive blinking white cursor. My solution was simple: I did not blacklist Nouveau and problems mysteriously disappeared.
I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.4 this morning on my Dell Precision M2400 laptop. When I rebooted I got a half-black screen with lines. The top portion had 3 miniature login screens also with lines across and too tiny to see anything.I looked at my xorg.conf. It had this in it:
this may be asking too much (especially from leigh123, 'cause i know you're working hard), but i've lost track of the current status of the great nvidia driver vs. nouveau driver debate, and what we can hope to see in f13 in about 20 days. could you provide or point us to a layman's summary of what graphics capabilities we can expect with a "default" configuration when we bring up f13?
in particular, can we expect nouveau to provide 3-d for f13 (or in the near future)? nvidia install guides, leigh123, but despite your best efforts, the procedures seem to be getting more involved as time goes on, not less (and not noticably more reliable, either). between graphics card drivers and flash plugins fighting firefox (not to mention adobe fighting videos and hulu) it's discouraging to actually lose capabilities that were once available when upgrades are made.
I have a machine running FC 13 and a GeForce 210 Graphics card. I'm running the 220.127.116.11-85 kernel (if I use the newer kernels like 18.104.22.168-61, and 22.214.171.124-56, the X server won't even start; that was the subject of a different thread which didn't get answered). After a few hours, the screen is displayed in a disorganized state: each quadrant is displayed in the wrong space, and the X server won't respond to mouse movements (this isn't a screensaver). This is different from a previous problem where the X server simply hangs after an hour of so when I use GUI programs (that was also the subject of a different thread which didn't get answered). I think I'm running the Noeveau video driver, but not sure.
During boot I get a message along the lines of "nouveau 0000:00:0d.0 misaligned reg 0x0060081D". I then get dumped into emergency mode. This has happened before on this box, then went away with one of the F-15 upgrades, and has now returned.
What's frustrating is that I tested F15 at both the Alpha and Beta stages and didn't have this issue with the install, only after updating.. And the KDE Live spin loads w/o major issue suggesting that it is a software issue. I've tried two earlier kernels to no avail and don't know what to try next.
I was building and testing custom kernels and somehow I managed to get the display configuration messed up so that when the computer boots up gets to starting the nouveau driver it displays garbage on the display. The boot up continues and I can login from another computer using ssh.
How do I reset the display configuration (or fix this problem)?
I have added nomodeset to the kernel parameters and the vesa drivers do work but I want the hi-res nouveau back without having to re-install f-14.
On friday I tried upgrading my kubuntu karmic to lucid. The upgrade failed for reasons I've forgotten... the upgrader said it had run 'dpkg --configure -a' or something, which I assumed meant that it was restoring the OS to a usable state... which it did not and now I have a broken distro.TO THE POINT. I backed up my files and decided to do a CLEAN INSTALL of Lucid.
I had to install Ubuntu 10.10 5 times before the boot problem was fixed, but only now to find that the Nvidia GE Force 3 Ti200 video card is NOT supported by the current Nvidia drivers and the legacy Nvidia 96 video drivers has a known bug which may never get fixed.Currently I am running the 1024 x 768 screen size under Nouveau, but how can I change this to 1920x1080 ? Will creating an xorg.conf file work?I did have the GE Force 3 supporting the new 1920x1080p monitors under VGA mode and the screen looked fantastic in the past.
I just wanted to check, I'm using nouveau on Fedora 12 with the latest updates and each time I wake the machine from suspend, the fan on my XFX 8800GT goes to full speed and stays there. I've read some nouveau stuff and they say that nouveau doesn't control the fan speed, so I think the card is running in a safety mode after wake up where it runs the fan at full speed to be safe. The only suggestion I saw for fan speed and nouveau was to use nvclock to manually adjust the fan but that sounds dangerous to me. I think I'll just go to the closed rpmfusion driver then if this is the case.
I am running F12. With prior kernels - 126.96.36.199-174.fc12.i686 or before - I could simply rename the nouveau.ko driver to nouiveau.ko.bad. Then the kernel would load the nv driver instead, and everything worked great. FWIW: adding rdblacklist="nouveau" to the kernel params in grub.conf didn't seem to do anything.
On a recent update, a new kernel was added: 188.8.131.52-174.2.19.fc12.i686. I did the same rename trick as before, but this time the kernel still loaded the nouveau driver, and then X failed to load. So I had to fall back to the older kernel.
Is there a way to keep nouveau from loading with the newest kernel (ie, the one above)? And also, is there a way to keep nouveau from loading for any new kernels?
In the past I've played around with OpenGL development using the Mesa library. I have F13 installed now and would like to further explore OpenGL, but am trying out the default Nouveau/Gallium3d setup. As I understand Gallium3d is intended to replace Mesa3d so I'm at a loss as to what packages need installing to provide the header files and such needed to build OpenGL applications as a search for Gallium turns up nothing in the repos.
I have Fedora 15 installed in my PC and I use it both for gaming and work. Now the open source nouveau driver was working fine, until I had to install the nvidia driver so that I could play torcs, as I was unable to get good graphics in nouveau. Now, when using the nvidia driver, the gnome shell has become too slow and sometimes unworkable, though games run good. Is there any way so that I can use both the drivers and switch between them when needed (say use nvidia when gaming and nouveau while at work) without uninstalling and reinstalling them?
PS: when I boot up, the grub shows two options, one is the fedora with latest kernel and other is the old kernel. Is there a possible way that I use nouveau with old kernel and nvidia in the new kernel? This will really help in switching games and work.
After updating X-Windows (via yum auto-update) I'm having a serious X-Windows problems when using the nouveau video driver. I had to switch over to the vesa driver to be able to start X-Windows. Below you find the Xorg.log file:
Code: X.Org X Server 184.108.40.2062 (1.7.5 RC 2) Release Date: 2010-02-05 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: x86-06 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5 Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 220.127.116.11-37.fc12.i686.PAE #1 SMP Fri Jan 29 14:37:28 UTC 2010 i686 Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=be-latin1 rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau vmalloc=512MB .....
Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting Please consult the Fedora Project support at [URL] for help. Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. (II) NOUVEAU(0): NVLeaveVT is called.
I've noticed in many versions of Fedora is that the blue colors don't seem so right. They appear more like violet in comparison to the Nvidia proprietary driver.I've tried playing with the new color profiles in F13 but none of them fixed this particular problem
I then edit the xorg.conf to change the driver from nouveau to nv and I can start X and the LCD displays the desktop at a resolution of 1680x1050 (good) but the CRT just displays random blocks of colour. At this point I also get a kernel crash - see dmesg output attached, but the system is then OK to use. I have tried editing the xorg.conf to add a second monitor and a virtual screen resolution to match the two monitors (1024x768 + 1680x1050) combined (2704x1050) but still only the LCD monitor works, but with the virtual desktop that can be nudged around with the mouse. I would like to get back to using both monitors with a virtual screen across the two monitors.
On my HP i7 based laptop the latest kernel 2.6.33-147 and possibly Nouveau/X.org seems to have broken suspend. ie If the laptop is suspended then when woke, the screen is dead and networking does not work and I cannot change to a different console.If I boot the previous kernel this behaviour does not occur.
I have two monitors - one connected to the VGA port and the other to the DVI port. Fedora seems to be detecting both monitors (figured this out because when I rotate the desktop cube, the second screen is also seen.). However, the monitor on the DVI port is blank. This happens even if I use just one monitor with the DVI port. I cannot install the proprietary nvidia drivers because my computer hangs (has been happening since fedora 11 or 10), Is there a way to get both monitors to work with the nouveau driver?
I faced this problem in Fedora 13 as well and was hoping both screens would work out of the box in F14. Is there any way I can do this to make it work like nvidia's TwinView?
Fedora 13, x86_64, up to date. Trying to get nVidia Quadro NVS 140M to display on a projector the same as it does on the laptop screen, which is 1680 x 1050. I failed to do so with the nVidia driver (latest version), so I want to go back to the nouveau driver and try with xrandr. I have always used the nouveau driver with Fedora without an issue, but in my former life in Ubuntu I sometimes switched back and forth between the "nv" driver and the nVidia driver.
Doing so was trivially easy - just edit xorg.conf replacing "nv" with "nvidia" or vice-versa, then restart X. However, after installing the nVidia driver via Yumex and using the nVidia config utility, I find that now I have an xorg.conf file that is loaded with stuff I don't understand, except that at the top it says it was created by nVidia, and there are two places where it says the driver is "nvidia." I have searched and all I can find is instructions for installing the nVidia driver.
Apparently that is meant to be a one-way ticket, because I can't find any instructions for how to return to the nouveau driver. Except stuff that is over a year old, and complaints from users whose systems failed to start X. What would happen if I just replace "nvidia" with "nouveau" in the xorg.conf file and restart X? I know if it won't start X I can boot to rescue mode and re-edit xorg.conf, but I'd rather ask first and do it the right way than have to repair a broken system.