Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 491308
nouveau does not play well with nvidiafb; the latter should be disabled
Last modified: 2009-11-06 23:39:49 EST
On my PPC machine, nouveau seems to clash with nvidiafb when booting the latest boot.iso images - the machine freezes when switching to a virtual console and back. Supplying video=ofonly fixes the problem, so I believe something similar should be done by default.
The problem persists in F11 Beta.
See also #490367. In that case, passing video=ofonly did not help, as far as I can see.
I don't see 'video=ofonly' mentioned anywhere in that bug.
The problem persists in F11 Preview.
Resolved as of kernel-220.127.116.11-126.fc11.
This seems to have regressed in latest rawhide - nvidiafb is again used by default when booting from the installation image.
This has now regressed in latest F11 kernels as well - 2.6.30 updates are again using nvidiafb by default which is causing trouble. Should be either offb, or this new nouveau fb driver.
This should be fixed again in both F11 and F12, the F12 package is available at http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=135765.
Yes, the latest F11 kernel has fixed the issue. I will let you know later about F12, when bug 529937 gets resolved.
Yep, everything fine now in F12 as well (at least in the iso image all the way to graphical installer).
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