Bug 435582 - Xserver Fails to Start
Summary: Xserver Fails to Start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-02 03:40 UTC by John Leneschmidt
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-03-13 20:54:23 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/anaconda.xlog from install using VESA kernal option (54.06 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-06 15:28 UTC, John Leneschmidt
no flags Details

Description John Leneschmidt 2008-03-02 03:40:44 UTC
Description of problem:
Xserver fails to start during installation.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Start installation with Fedora 8 x86_64 DVD

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installatoin with Fedora 8 x86_64 DVD
2. Select "Install or upgrade an existing system"
3. Run or skip the media check
Actual results:
The following Messages appear after the media check
1. Runnining Anaconda
2. Probing for Video card:  Nvidia unknown device 0429
3. Attempting to start native x server
4. <<<a message flashes, but to quickly to read >>>
And then the screen goes blank.  The installation halts

Expected results:
Installation to continue with various selections.

Additional info:
Hardware: Lenovo T61 with a Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M video card

Also, installed Fedora 8 using text mode.  Installation is successful but X11 is
not installed.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-02 17:45:17 UTC
This is a bug in the nv driver.  If you add 'vesa' to the kernel command line
arguments, then you should be able to install with the vesa driver instead

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-03 13:45:44 UTC
Could we get the logs in /var/log/anaconda.xlog from attempt to install with nv
driver attached to this bug as an uncompressed individual attachment, please?

Thank you.

Comment 3 John Leneschmidt 2008-03-06 15:28:30 UTC
Created attachment 297060 [details]
/var/log/anaconda.xlog from install using VESA kernal option

I am not able to attach the anaconda.xlog file from the failed install attempt.
 Screen goes blank and install halts.  I don't know of a way to recover without
installing using the VESA kernal option.  This attachment is from a successful
install using the VESA kernal option.

Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2008-03-06 20:16:14 UTC
Okay, what happens if you try the nv driver at runtime?

Comment 5 John Leneschmidt 2008-03-07 22:00:44 UTC
NV Quadro driver works fine when selected at run time.

Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2008-03-13 20:54:23 UTC
F8 DVD shipped with nv 2.1.5-2, which has some known issues with LVDS (laptop
display) detection.  You almost certainly have nv 2.1.6-1 installed now, which
explains why it works if you select it at runtime.

Sorry for the release DVD bug, but it's a bit hard to change DVDs already
pressed.  Thanks for the bug report!

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