Bug 253423 - kernel does not detect nvidia graphic card
kernel does not detect nvidia graphic card
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Reported: 2007-08-19 03:47 EDT by pauwel coppieters
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-22 18:50:34 EDT
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Description pauwel coppieters 2007-08-19 03:47:53 EDT
Description of problem:
kernel.i686 2.6.22.2-42.fc6 does not detect nvidia graphic card

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel.i686 2.6.22.2-42.fc6

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot
2. last message you see is : starting to uncompress kernel
  after a while, you get an normal console login screen (because X failed to
start, because there is no graphic card detected). Reboot with the older kernel
2.6.20-1.2962 "cures" the problem (so the hardware is ok).

Some differences :

[root@localhost log]# diff Xorg.0.log Xorg.0.log.old |more
6c6
< Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 #1 SMP
Tue Jun 19 19:27:14 EDT 2007 i686
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> Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.22.2-42.fc6 #1 SMP
Wed Aug 15 12:34:26 EDT 2007 i686
15c15
< (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Aug 19 09:15:14 2007
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> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Aug 18 22:39:09 2007
58d57
< (II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 10de,0201 card 1462,8838 rev a3 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
92d90
< (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 200] rev 163, Mem @
0xe0000000/24, 0xd8000000/26, 0xdc000000/19
109,119c107,114
<       [4] -1  0       0xdc000000 - 0xdc07ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
<       [5] -1  0       0xd8000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
<       [6] -1  0       0xe0000000 - 0xe0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
<       [7] -1  0       0x0000cc00 - 0x0000ccff (0x100) IX[B]
<       [8] -1  0       0x0000c800 - 0x0000c8ff (0x100) IX[B]
<       [9] -1  0       0x0000c400 - 0x0000c4ff (0x100) IX[B]
<       [10] -1 0       0x0000c000 - 0x0000c07f (0x80) IX[B]
<       [11] -1 0       0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
<       [12] -1 0       0x00005000 - 0x0000500f (0x10) IX[B]
<       [13] -1 0       0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[B]
<       [14] -1 0       0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX[B]
---
>       [4] -1  0       0x0000cc00 - 0x0000ccff (0x100) IX[B]
>       [5] -1  0       0x0000c800 - 0x0000c8ff (0x100) IX[B]
>       [6] -1  0       0x0000c400 - 0x0000c4ff (0x100) IX[B]
>       [7] -1  0       0x0000c000 - 0x0000c07f (0x80) IX[B]
>       [8] -1  0       0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
>       [9] -1  0       0x00005000 - 0x0000500f (0x10) IX[B]
>       [10] -1 0       0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[B]
>       [11] -1 0       0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX[B]
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Comment 1 D. Angelis 2007-08-21 17:37:25 EDT
What driver are using ? Look at Section Device in /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
If Driver is "nvidia" that means you need NVIDIA's proprietary driver to be
installed/reinstalled for the new kernel.
An other thing that needs attention is whether did you have updated any
xorg-*.rpm since you last install/reinstall the NVIDIA's driver since some of
those change either /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 or
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so links.( even then a reinstallation of
the NVIDIA's driver would fix the problem).
Comment 2 pauwel coppieters 2007-08-22 18:04:08 EDT
I checked xorg.conf, and the driver I'm using is nv.
Anyway, it's not an X11 problem. The message "starting to uncompress kernel"
happens very early in the boot sequence , and from that point on, there is no
more display at all. The system works though, and typing blind, I can reboot the
system.
Comment 3 pauwel coppieters 2007-08-22 18:50:34 EDT
Today,I tried booting again with 2.6.22 (i switched back to 2.6.20 for the time
being) and the problem is vanished. I can not produce it any more in any way. 
Therefor I propose to close this case (I did set resolution to 'NOTABUG')

Sorry for the unnecessary troubles.

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