Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428438
Installation fails with black screen on Lenovo t61p with nvidia
Last modified: 2010-10-22 17:41:00 EDT
Description of problem:
If you try to make installation into Lenovo t61p with nvidia chipset,
the installation will fail with black screen when the graphical part
of the installation starts.
kudzu claims that nv driver is okay and thus tries to use it, so this would
need temporary hwdata fix nv->vesa until the nv driver is fixed.
Installation can be done in text mode and changing to the vesa driver until
the firstboot starts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5u1 still suffers this. Don't have exact pkg versions atm.
Wish I had more info but don't have the hw at hand atm. I'll try
add more detailed info to this entry later.
Product Name: 6458BQ3
Version: ThinkPad T61p
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Quadro FX 570M
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 module=nvidia
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
I will do that. The unfortunate fact is that I don't have these devices at hand
at the moment (had it for some days for making this bug report). But I order
one and come back with those files once it gets delivered.
Thanks, but you don't have to sweat about this -- if you are not able to provide
this information, I will close this, and somebody else will come with it again.
Created attachment 295419 [details]
I have access to the same kind of hardware as the original reporter. I update
this ticket with all requested information.
Created attachment 295420 [details]
Created attachment 295421 [details]
startx without /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Created attachment 295422 [details]
startx with config from comment #6
The customer has confirmed that this problem is resolved by the candidate builds
for RHEL 5.2. Please attach to BZ#428438 so that we can set the status to
Waiting On Engineering.
This looks great, I'll test it asap when I get one such thingy to hand. :)
OK, let us know. In meanwhile setting the bug into NEEDINFO(reporter) state.
this is probably a duplicate for bug #427635
*** Bug 427635 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***