Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436477
Bad: No screen after installation
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:34:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Just installed F9 alpha. Installation worked just fine.
Then I booted for the first time and my screen is all filled with vertical green stripes. It looks like my graphics card isnt being properly supported.
That exact same display I got with the older distributions when I ran the installation in _non_ text mode meaning I picked the first line which was presented right after booting up with the DVD image.
I am using F9a x86_64.
2GB DDR2-800mhz CL5
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on system
2. Boot up fedora
green stripes on my screen
working graphical enviroment
Hmmm, what driver is that using? nv? nouveau? vesa? If you can get us
a /var/log/Xorg.0.log of the crash (the previous one is also kept,
as /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old), we can figure that out from there. There's a bug
filed for a similar issue with vesa: bug 427383.
Guessing 6600gt implies nvidia, reassigning there.
CARD: Nvidia 6600GT PCIe
Created attachment 297201 [details]
Created attachment 297202 [details]
I am not sure if this one has the same content as the previously uploaded
This confirms it's using the nv driver. Unfortunately, I don't see many clues
as to what's going wrong in that log.
Any idea on how to resolve this issue then ?
Here I should mention I am really new to linux but If you can give me any
informations or advises on how to resolve this issue I'd be more than glad to do so.
For now I have changed "nv" to "vesa" with the result of a completely black
screen. Is there a way I can update the GUI or even use a different one ?
Try changing it again to "nouveau" maybe? But if that doesn't work either, then
I'm out of ideas for a quick workaround.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Try changing it again to "nouveau" maybe? But if that doesn't work either, then
> I'm out of ideas for a quick workaround.
Didn't work either!
Now lets forget about quick workaround. You dont have to explain every little
detail of what I could do but just give me instead some rough directions, some
Would be much appreciated !
One thing I would suggest is as soon as possible (i.e., even in the text mode)
upgrade your computer to the latest Rawhide. It is pretty bad these days, but
F9Alpha was I am afraid even worse :-(
(WW) NV(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
This really shouldn't be happening. There was a bug in the mode list
construction that might cause this though. I should have an updated server
built in rawhide by the end of the day.
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