Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 378251
Rhgb in F8 and NVidia binary drivers don't work together
Last modified: 2008-11-26 13:54:38 EST
Description of problem:
When using NVidia binary drivers, rhgb doesn't start
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
nvidia drivers 100.14.19
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install NVidia binary drivers
rhgb tries to start but fails to text mode
Display the graphical boot screen
Works fine with fc7's rpm of rhgb (0.17.6-1.fc7) so it must be something that
was 'pathed' in between. I have this problem since just before f8t3 but I don't
remember the exact rhgb version.
If I can debug it in some way please inform me. Thanks
Same problem with following modules
It works fine if I replace rhgb-0.17.7-3.fc8 by rhgb-0.17.6-1.fc7.
I commented out the line
and rhgb worked again.
Confirmed also - but I don't believe it's isolated to the nvidia driver. I use
the "intel" driver and rhgb broke after a F7 -> f8 yum upgrade (yes I know it's
not officially supported). The same fix from Eli corrects the problem.
So at some point we stopped adding a font path argument to the X server command
line (I don't remember why, ajax, do you remember?). That's probably the cause
of the bustage.
Confirmed again on a PC upgraded from F7 to F8 - and therefore with the older
xorg.conf preserved including font path. While X started fine, rhgb failed until
I rebuilt xorg.conf. I'm using a Radeon 9550, but it sounds like it's driver
(In reply to comment #5)
> So at some point we stopped adding a font path argument to the X server command
> line (I don't remember why, ajax, do you remember?). That's probably the cause
> of the bustage.
Because it shouldn't be necessary. But if you do specify a fontpath in
xorg.conf, then we'll use it and only it, and xfs won't be running, and nngh.
Are people still seeing this with F9 beta?
In F9 beta NVidia binary drivers don't compile due to the alpha version of Xorg
included. When F9 is released and Xorg is released and NVidia releases drivers
for that Xorg version I can test it again and write the findings.
Just note that while I was still using F8 - a month ago - the problem remained.
Also now with F9 because I have installed the xorg from F8 just to make NVidia
drivers compile the problem remains but since this is a 'mixed' installation I
would prefer to wait and see what happens with the new Xorg when F9 is released.
It works fine if I replace rhgb-1:9.0.0-6.fc9 by rhgb-1:0.17.7-3.fc8.
Removing X target blocking, as this appears to be rhgb-specific.
Note that this is 'fixed' in rawhide as rhgb isn't shipped any more.
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Closing as 'CURRENTRELEASE', as rhgb is dead.