Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249367
Graphical install fails with nVidia Quadro NVS 140m
Last modified: 2010-10-22 12:53:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to do a graphical install on a Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Anaconda
fails starting xorg and falls back to a vnc install.
Right before Anaconda fails I briefly see the message "NVidia Corporation
I also had the problem with a respin I made using revisor today.
After the install doing a telinit 5 gives a blank screen when X attempts to
start, and I'm unable to switch back to a terminal.
lspci shows the device as:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0429 (rev a1)
Please attach /tmp/ramfs/X.log to this bug report.
Created attachment 159865 [details]
/tmp/ramfs/X.log from graphical install
Yeah, that's an nv driver bug alright. It should be fixed in newer nv drivers,
but I haven't pushed an nv update for F7 in a while. I'll do that now.
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.3-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
The card seems to be recognized now, but when X starts, the system freezes solid
and must be powered off to clear.
Xorg.0.log attached below.
Created attachment 177501 [details]
Xorg.0.log for nv driver when it freezes
(II) NV(0): Modeline "1280x800"x0.0 69.30 1280 0 0 0 800 0 0 0 (0.0 kHz)
Somehow I don't think that's okay.
OK but how did it get there and what can I do to fix it? (Or is it even my
Turns out the system doesn't lock up completely, but the display does. The
backlight is on but the screen is blank. I can still reboot with CTRL-ALT-F1
The behavior is the same after system-config-display --reconfig.
The vesa driver appears to work fine. The NVidia binary driver also appears to
work fine, except that the brightness adjustment doesn't work.
Still a problem in f8-test2 xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-1.fc8. Also a problem with
the nouveau driver.
It's not your fault. I was just commenting for my own benefit. And on
rereading the code I think it's fine and there's just some other issue. Looking
I'm having the same problem in F8. Is there anything i can do to assist? Running
F-8 Test 2, xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8
I have a small computer full of Nvidia things. My VGA device lspci found is this:
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce 6100] (rev a2)
I think it might be newer than yours. My point is to say I have installed 2
versions of F7 on this computer and both were done with full video. Alas the
image was not centered on the screen but it worked.
Once installed the X windows is even more off center and supports just 640x480
image. After finding the Nvidia drivers for Linux then I can get a big image
with millions of colors.
There are a bunch of differnet Nvidia video hardware out there.
Rob, could you please re-test with the latest updates for Rawhide. Apparently
similar bug 349201 got resolved now.
Still fails for me with fully updated F8T3, as described in Comment #9.
The same problem is still there in the rawhide livecd I generated on Sunday
November the 4th. It should be pretty close to F8-rc3. I can only boot the
livecd if I add xdriver=vesa to the kernel command line.
Should we clone this bug to F8 since the problem exist in both versions and
rawhide is essentially F8 right now?
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.3-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8 appears to work in F8. Hibernate still doesn't work
for that driver, but that's probably a different bug.
Any chance of an errata for RHEL 5? There is currently *no* driver there that
works for this card--not even VESA.
I'm sorry, I was wrong. xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8 does *not* work for f8.
Could we have a release for F8 also? Or do I need to actually clone this bug?
Just installed xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.6-1.fc8.x86_64 from F* updates-testing, and
it works, sort of.
The display does operate now. But there are a few issues I've encountered:
(1) System-config-display hardware tab and lspci still report that the video
card is an "nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0429.
(2) When set to use "millions of colors", the default F8 background gradient is
visible as a series of distinct bands, not a smoothly varying gradient.
(3) I have not found a set of quirks for pm-suspend that will restore the display.
Suspend doesn't work at all, in fact (see bug #254214), but when the machine
cycles itself out of suspend mode, the display is black. Switching to a VC does
not bring it back. The caps-lock key does not toggle the LED, but the keyboard
works and I can reboot the machine with <ctrl>-<alt>-<F1>, <ctrl>-<alt>-<del>.
I tried quirks s3-mode; s3-mode and s3-bios; and s3-mode, s3-bios, and
vbemode-restore, as well as no quirks at all, and none of those worked. (I have
not tried hibernating yet. I conjectured that if I could get a set of quirks
that worked for suspend, it would work for hibernate as well.)
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