Bug 464749 - Desktop screen black after login
Desktop screen black after login
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 463122
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Reported: 2008-09-30 03:40 EDT by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:31 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:49:46 EDT
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Description Matěj Cepl 2008-09-30 03:40:07 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #463122 +++

Description of problem:

Sony VAIO laptop, GE Force 5600.  Start laptop in X, log in, screen
goes black and stays that way.  The updated X server also required an xorg.conf file to even use it -- it failed to include default pointer and keyboard modules.

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

xorg-x11-server-Xorg        i386        1.5.0-1.fc9

How reproducible:

Always, anything beyond the distribution server -- the 20080702 update did not work either.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Update X server
2.  Restart X server
3.  Log in
Actual results:

Screen goes black, stays black.  Have to switch to text console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) to regain control of machine.

Expected results:

Normal X/KDE startup activity

Additional info:

This setup works:xorg-x11-server-Xorg

Any other xorg-x11-server-Xorg from Fedora updates fails with all other components at the same versions shown above.

--- Additional comment from mcepl@redhat.com on 2008-09-22 10:59:37 EDT ---

Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

--- Additional comment from mmclagan@invlogic.com on 2008-09-26 01:26:42 EDT ---


I ran with no xorg.conf prior to starting up 1.5.0-1 when I found that it did not find the keyboard and mouse at which time I installed a very simple file, 
enough to get the mouse/keyboard recognised.  I didn't remove it when I downgraded back to the above version, but I'll include it nonetheless.

--- Additional comment from mmclagan@invlogic.com on 2008-09-26 01:28:27 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=317765)
xorg.conf for 1.5.0 Xorg server

--- Additional comment from mmclagan@invlogic.com on 2008-09-26 01:30:27 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=317766)
1.5.0-1 server booted with minimal xorg.conf, black after login

--- Additional comment from mmclagan@invlogic.com on 2008-09-26 01:31:12 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=317767)
Log of current, active, functional session startup
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-09-30 03:43:52 EDT
OK, so this is a bug about malfunctioning nv driver. The previous bug 463122 will stay only as a keyboard bug.
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