Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446875
nv module: 8800 GTX failes to show image properly
Last modified: 2008-05-28 18:32:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I see only black screen and switching to other consoles does not work. I can
only reboot with ctrl+alt+del. I tried to start anaconda manually from rescue
mode with --xdriver=vesa -G -m INSTALL, but anaconda launched that way crashes
after boot loader configuration screen. I don't want to install in text mode.
While nv is not fixed is there a way I can run anaconda properly with vesa
driver? Install media loader option maybe?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F9 install media.
Steps to Reproduce:
I read that F9 will be rereleased when bug with Russina translation anaconda is
fixed. But nv problem is much harder to avoid. Will rerelease contain a fix for nv?
If you just xdriver=vesa on the command line, what happens?
If the anaconda crashes, please, switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and cp
/tmp/X* to some other place -- USB stick, some other computer via network, some
on the Internet, and please attach it to the bug report as individual
uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
well, there's a problem:
1. I can't run anaconda from command line - it crashes on method string parsing
(I tried the string anaconda authors suggested - no luck). I already reported
2. Anaconda doesn't crash because of nv. It just shows black screen. And the
worst thing that I can't even switch to another console - they are blackened
too. I can only switch to another (invisible) console and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to
Ok, xdriver=vesa option passed in boot loader solved the installation problem. I
will try to get Xorg log with nv module on installed system now.
Can not reproduce on installed system. Tried many times. Perhaps updating kernel
to 126.96.36.199 solved the problem.
Wonderful, thanks for letting us know. And yes, there were many many updates
(actually too many for my taste) after GA, so it is quite possible that your bug
got fixed meantime.