Bug 436477 - Bad: No screen after installation
Bad: No screen after installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-07 09:34 EST by RudiGloder
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:55 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:34:08 EDT
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Xorg.0.log (37.93 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-07 11:15 EST, RudiGloder
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Xorg.0.log.old (37.93 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-03-07 11:17 EST, RudiGloder
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Description RudiGloder 2008-03-07 09:34:21 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

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.
My rig:

2GB DDR2-800mhz CL5
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on system
2. Boot up fedora

Actual Results:
green stripes on my screen

Expected Results:
working graphical enviroment

Additional info:
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-07 10:00:10 EST
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.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2008-03-07 10:07:56 EST
Guessing 6600gt implies nvidia, reassigning there.
Comment 3 RudiGloder 2008-03-07 10:12:26 EST
GPU: N43
CARD: Nvidia 6600GT PCIe
Comment 4 RudiGloder 2008-03-07 11:15:12 EST
Created attachment 297201 [details]
Comment 5 RudiGloder 2008-03-07 11:17:45 EST
Created attachment 297202 [details]

I am not sure if this one has the same content as the previously uploaded
Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-07 11:21:42 EST
This confirms it's using the nv driver. Unfortunately, I don't see many clues 
as to what's going wrong in that log.
Comment 7 RudiGloder 2008-03-07 11:49:06 EST
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 ?
Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-07 11:52:31 EST
Try changing it again to "nouveau" maybe? But if that doesn't work either, then 
I'm out of ideas for a quick workaround.
Comment 9 RudiGloder 2008-03-07 15:30:29 EST
(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
key words.
Would be much appreciated !
Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-10 06:50:45 EDT
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 :-(
Comment 11 Adam Jackson 2008-03-10 09:38:17 EDT
(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.
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:50:45 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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