Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1276961
Proprietary Nvidia drivers do not support ABI version in Fedora 23's xorg-X11-server-Xorg package
Last modified: 2015-11-02 02:46:07 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading from Fedora 22 to 23 using fedup.
gdm would flicker rapidly between text Linux console and X for about 5 minutes. After that had stopped, attempting "startx" showed an error in the Nvidia driver regarding the ABI version of the xorg-server in Fedora 23. Updating the nvidia driver to the latest version (358.09 at this time) did not help. Copying /usr/bin/startx to /root/ then editing it to add the "-ignoreABI" parameter allowed the server to start but it quickly crashed back to the console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 22 with manually installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-358.09.run package downloaded from nvidia site.
With the nvidia drivers from the nvidia website manually installed on Fedora 22, upgrade to Fedora 23.
Xorg cannot start.
Xorg should start.
Using the negativo 17 provided yum repository to install the custom compiled version of the nvidia drivers does work as expected.
To fix, first reboot to runlevel 3, then:
dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-nvidia.repo
dnf install nvidia-driver nvidia-driver-libs.i686
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf to-somewhere-else
cat << EOF > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-nvidia.conf
systemctl start gdm
The proper place for this bug report is nvidia's bugtracker / forum there is nothing we can do from the Fedora side to fix this.