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Oct 22, 2009

I have a new Fedora 11 install with all updates working on my: Dell XPS M1330 laptop with nVidia GeForce 8400M GS

I wanted to install compiz fusion on Gnome so I followed these step by step instructions from:

Fedora refused to boot, locking up during the process.

Here is what happens...

After updates I had 3 options at boot up:

A) If I choose the TOP one (newest) it will boot up to a black screen and nothing else, I get a white block which moves with mouse. I cant get a shell and any key I hit just echoes back...ctr-alt-del will result in normal shutdown process displaying.

If I watch the services start (F1) I see all -OK- except: nvidia.ko: Driver already enabled

The boot continues with all OK until it gets to:
at which time the screen flashes for about 7 seconds and locks up.

B) If I choose MIDDLE boot option and watch the boot process I see most services start OK except:


Checking for module nvidia.ko [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel was not found [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until found [WARNING]
Driver already disabled


Then the services continue on with [OK] until a few seconds later the screen halts with a mess of colors and symbols on screen and system stops booting. Any key pressed simply echoes back with no other result. Again ctrl-alt-del refreshes screen and shutdown of services proceeds normally.

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However, I have had this issue with Windows computers as well, I just don't know how to beat around this problem and fix it with the new OS.

For starters, I have a Sony Vaio laptop (VGN-NS295J) that's running a ATI Mobility 3430 Video card on F14 64bit.

From the beginning, my device was not recognized with a good driver, so I started jumping through hoops reading forums of how to properly install this driver and get rid of the on board video. After I was successful (so I thought) I rebooted my system, and now after Fedora finishes loading the operating system, the screen goes gray and I can start typing in whatever I want.

I can still log in by Ctrl+Alt+F2 or whatever it is, but I'm stuck to text, and don't know my way around well enough yet.

I believe the issue is that it's trying to treat my laptop as two moniters, or defaulted my monitor incorrectly perhaps? At least this is what always happened to me in the past with Windows.

I just fresh installed F14 today, so I don't have anything of importance on the HD.

*UPDATE* Okay, so i've figured out hitting escape lists two versions of Linux there off the boot. The top one repeats the message I've just given, and the second one will go to the Fedora screen right after the boot (where it fills the emblem diagonally), then the screen flashes like it's starting to run my video card, and the screen goes black.

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