Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438784
problems restarting nouveau driver
Last modified: 2009-07-03 20:06:21 EDT
Description of problem:
nouveau driver seems to stop X restarting after exiting X desktop session.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnome/kde
2. exit session
X no longer starts or kernel oops sometimes.
Attaching log file below.
Created attachment 298979 [details]
(workaround is using default nv driver)
(In reply to comment #0)
> ... or kernel oops sometimes.
Actually no oops, seems X may be hanging rather.
I can confirm this problem. Nouveau will only work once per reboot. If you
reboot with the nouveau driver enabled in xorg.conf then the boot progress x
server instance counts as the working one, and then that is killed ready for the
kde login manager then x will crash out. the only way to get it to work is to
use the nv driver, and to switch to nouveau after boot up, where it seems to
work perfectly until the x server is restarted on log out.
Interestingly switching from nouveau to nv after it has failed to restart will
not resurrect the x server and I have to reboot to get it working again.
I've tried compiling the drm and an nouveau modules and the nouveau driver from
their separate git trees without any change to this problem.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Can the version also be changed to "10"? This bug is still present on my Fedora 10 system. I'll attach my Xorg.0.log as well.
X.Org X Server 1.5.3
Created attachment 333874 [details]
X11 crash log with nouveau driver
(In reply to comment #7)
> Can the version also be changed to "10"? This bug is still present on my Fedora
> 10 system.
Are you able to try F11 by any chance? This should hopefully work OK there.
I can confirm it works in Fedora 11, closing.