Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496278
Xorg cannot start with kernel 126.96.36.199-30
Last modified: 2009-04-28 23:09:32 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting with kernel 188.8.131.52-30 Xorg fails to start. Instead, I get a blinking cursor in the top-left corner.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel 184.108.40.206-30 via yum
3. Wait for blinking cursor.
The problem goes away when booting to the previous 220.127.116.11-170.2.35 kernel.
Please post the output of the command 'lspci -vnn'.
Created attachment 340664 [details]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation Quadro FX 570M [10de:040c] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
What graphics driver is being used? (nouveau is known to be broken.)
Can you attach the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf if it exists?
Yes. I am using the nouveau driver. I'll try the nv driver. My understanding is that the nv driver is being mostly abandonded for the nouveau driver though.
The problem goes away with the nv driver, but I would suggest this only be a short-term solution. Certainly with F11 this should be more closely looked at (the nouveau bug).
nouveau should be working in fedora 11
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 494058 ***