Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 349201
Nvidia 8600 not detected during installation or post installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
Description of problem:
Nvidia 8600GT Card not detected during installation. So cannot perform graphical
installation. Text mode installs works.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from f8test3 (7.92) DVD
2. No boot menu displayed - wait for auto install (or hit return)
3. Anaconda start detecting hardware - You will see something like "NVIDIA
Unknown Device 0402". The installation continues, without any further display.
Graphical installer to start
CPU: Intel Quad Core - G0 stepping
Mobo: Giga-byte GA-P35-DS4 - Firmware F7 (latest)
Upon completing installation, X fails to start. No logs at the moment.
From what I can pci id 10de:0402 should be supported from
Created attachment 235591 [details]
Anaconda installation log - nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0402
I checked Xorg.setup.log, however this is just an empty file.
Created attachment 235611 [details]
Manual attempt to start X
This log was either a startx or system-config-display that I ran. Again X did
not start and the monitor could not detect a single on either DVI or analog
inputs. I'm not sure that I can see anything wrong with this though.
I should add that this all works under Windows, so the hardware is okay.
Graphics card is running the latest VBIOS available.
Installed all updates to date - nv driver displays a corrupted display and
'locks' the system up. As I can't create a virtual console, I'm not sure what is
actually going on.
My work around for now is to use the vesa driver. I'm not sure why anaconda
doesn't fail back to this driver, when it fails to start X (or even if it is
supposed to). As we are so near to FC8 being released, I'll probably have to
install via kickstart (and specify xdriver=vesa) for when FC8 finally gets released.
I'll test again on the next test release and update here. Is there anything
useful I can provide in the mean time?
Created attachment 240261 [details]
working setup log with vesa driver
Created attachment 240271 [details]
working xorg.log using veas driver
Problem solved. The root cause for my problem, was a 4-port USB pci card, which
I had moved from my old machine into this new one. I guess that it was not
compatible with the later style PCI slots of my new machine.
After I removed the USB card. I tested both a text based and a graphical
The cdrom boot menu is now being correctly displayed.
During a graphical installation, I still get the "NVIDIA
Unknown Device 0402" message. However the installation works just fine in a
800x600 display (my LCD screen doesn't like it much) and correctly configures
xorg.conf to use the nv driver. The screen resolution is correctly detected
after the reboot.
Please close this as not-a-bug. Hardware problem.
Closing per reporter's request. Thanks for letting us know.