Bug 1276961 - Proprietary Nvidia drivers do not support ABI version in Fedora 23's xorg-X11-server-Xorg package
Proprietary Nvidia drivers do not support ABI version in Fedora 23's xorg-X11...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drivers (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-11-01 14:11 EST by Anthony Clark
Modified: 2015-11-02 02:46 EST (History)
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Description Anthony Clark 2015-11-01 14:11:00 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.

How reproducible:

With the nvidia drivers from the nvidia website manually installed on Fedora 22, upgrade to Fedora 23.

Actual results:

Xorg cannot start.

Expected results:

Xorg should start.

Additional info:

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

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-358.09.run --uninstall

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
Section "OutputClass"
  Identifier "nvidia"
  MatchDriver "nvidia-drm"
  Driver "nvidia"


systemctl start gdm

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2015-11-02 02:46:07 EST

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.



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