Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480541
nv driver fails to start X on GeForce 7025/7050/7150
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:07:22 EDT
Description of problem:
x fails to start on a system with Geforce 7025 integrated chipset. Nouveau works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime you try to use the nv driver.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot live CD or change driver setting on installed system.
x to start as normal.
Nouveau works fine. Looking at the log, it says that the device is unsupported by the driver, so maybe Fedora should default to Nouveau for this chipset?
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, if available) 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.
And could we get the same set when using nouveau driver as well, please?
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 329441 [details]
xorg.conf with nouveau driver
Created attachment 329442 [details]
xorg.log with nouveau driver
Created attachment 329443 [details]
xorg.log with nv driver
Attached requested files. I presume no xorg.conf for nv driver as it occurred after first installation, which no longer uses that file? I could generate one using the system-config-display utility if that would be useful.
I'd be interested to know if nv simply works on this chipset by adding a case for 0x0530 to the list in nv_driver.c function NVIsSupported().
As far as I'm aware we didn't need to change anything in nouveau (aside from some chipset-specific code that is irrelevant to nv) to support this series of chips, so it could simple be a case of missing pciids for this series.
Are you able to test a new RPM for me? This contains a patch to nv which tells it about all the cards of your series, hopefully this'll be all that's required to get nv running on these chips.
The RPM is here:
Could you give me some advice on how to install the RPM? When I try, it conflicts with the currently installed package, and if I try to remove it fails because xorg-x11-drivers depends on it.
Simple question, I'm sure, but will be more than happy to help when I know how :)
Thanks for your work so far,
It should install with "rpm -ivh --force <rpm filename>".
Tried the new RPM, it didn't work :(
When I changed the driver setting and reset X, it failed to come back at all - couldn't even switch virtual terminals and there was no blinking cursor. Had to do a hard reboot to get anything back, and then boot to run level 3 (apparently xdriver= on the grub boot doesn't work any more?)
I've attached the xorg.log from the failed attempt.
Created attachment 329787 [details]
Patched RPM xorg.log
Ok, i know where that problem is and have came up with a fix. Unfortunately i won't have a real net connection until i get back to brisbane on monday, so won't be able to build you a new rpm until then. Thanks for testing :)
New RPM is available here: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/bskeggs/task_1082067/xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.12-6.fc10.i386.rpm
Just tested the latest RPM and although it didn't leave me with just a blank screen, my monitor displayed a sign saying "out of range" and the virtual terminals were extremely garbled with white marks all over - couldn't actually make out the text but they were functional. Had to reboot into run level 3 again and this time edit xorg.conf by hand because system-config-display wouldn't work (it tried to start with nv I think).
Attaching the log again.
Hope it helps,
Created attachment 329980 [details]
Second new RPM xorg.log
You definitely installed the new RPM? The crash is identical to the previous one. It's possible the crash was in a different place to where I suspected however. If you're sure you used the new RPM I'll come up with a patch to provide more info as to where the crash is happening. Thanks again!
Well, I just re-installed, and provided the link is correct I'm certain I installed the new RPM. Got the same results as before. The crash actually performs a little differently to the old one from a user perspective. I suppose it's possible I attached the wrong xorg.log... I just grabbed Xorg.1.log the next time I booted up with a running X - looked to me like Xorg.0.log was the log for the most recent successful attempt.
(In reply to comment #19)
> next time I booted up with a running X - looked to me like Xorg.0.log was the
> log for the most recent successful attempt.
Check their timestamps with ls -l /var/log/Xorg.*.log, but you don't do anything bad when you attach all of them.
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