Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109263
Graphical installer hangs with nVidia GeForce FX 5600
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:59:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
When anaconda starts the graphical part of the install with an nVidia
GeForce FX 5600-based video card,
1: It doesn't detect it and uses the standard SVGA card
2: The video card stops sending signals to the monitor
3: The monitor acts as if the computer is off
4: The only thing I can do is reboot
5: Switching to console (Ctrl+Alt+F2) - it makes the switch, but wont
recognise any keyboard input
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from Red Hat Linux 9 CD 1
2. Hit Enter at the boot prompt
3. The screen goes blank when it tries to switch to the graphical
Actual Results: The screen goes blank when it tries to switch to the
graphical instaler (Anaconda)
Expected Results: The graphical install should display, letting me
use the graphical Red Hat Installer (Anaconda)
The system I am using:
Pentium 4 2.6GHz with HT
512MB PC3200 DDR Ram
200GB Hard Drive
nVidia GeForce FX 5600 graphics card
Sony DVDRW DRU-510A
Sony CDRW CRX-220E
Diamond View DV172 LCD Monitor
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
Windows XP Pro
Is there more than one output on the graphics card? Does it work if
you try the other one? Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
There is a DVI output and an analog output. It works on the DVI
output, but there is something wrong with my monitor or my card, so
there are problems (jagged edges, screen going blank & reappearing
every few seconds).
linux nofb doesn't help.
Is there any way to use the analog output instead of the digital one?
The "nv" driver supplied by XFree86.org does not support LCD
DFP displays except experimentally in XFree86 4.3.0. XFree86 4.4.0
will have more complete support for this hardware probably.
I am going to investigate how much work might be required to backport
the 4.4.0 driver to 4.3.0 sometime in the future.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88360 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.