Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441169
In F9b GeForce 7000M (rev a2) will not work
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:35:16 EDT
Description of problem:
With a new install, the vesa driver was chosen. nv does not bring up X
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2)
(rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 30ea
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: Memory at f5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 3: Memory at f4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Kernel modules: nvidiafb
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
edit xorg.conf or try to create a new file using s-c-display --reconfig and
select the nv driver.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit out vesa
2. add nv
3. launch X, runlevel 3 or when gdm fails to launch
screen not found with a ling delay before returned to prompt.
nv to work since GPU is NVidia
Created attachment 301449 [details]
log from runlevel 3 trying to use nv driver
nv doesn't support (especially newer) nVidia chips equally well (or poorly,
depending on your opinion about nv driver). You can try nouveau driver but it is
still pretty raw and not stable enough (most of the time, it works well for some
Alright, I'll count out the nv driver from ever working with this video card. I
tried nouveau and it locks up with two a characters with an accent above them
and with a flashing character that looks like e cent sign but as a capital C
I was hoping that the nv driver would work but did not know the ID for this GPU
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