Bug 498312 - graphical installer won't start on old nvidia GeForce2Go-powered notebook (Dell Inspiron 8000) [NEEDINFO]
graphical installer won't start on old nvidia GeForce2Go-powered notebook (De...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-29 16:08 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:16:13 EDT
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Xorg.0.log showing the failed X session (10.63 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-23 09:26 EDT, Alexandre Oliva
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2009-04-29 16:08:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I suppose this might be some incompatibility with the nouveau X driver, because anaconda says X failed to start, and VT4 has a couple of lines about enabling nouveau FIFOs.  This notebook works fine with both nv and vesa, couldn't anaconda fall back to them if nouveau doesn't work?

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Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2009-04-29 16:30:25 EDT
Info from VT5:
(EE) NOUVEAU(0): Pointer to LVDS manufacturer table invalid

0: Xorg(xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x812e40b]
1: Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x9e) [0x80c0e0e]
2: [0xb2d400]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nouveau_drv.so(NvSetupOutputs+0x3b) [0x3c057b]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nouveau_drv.so [0x3b7a22]
5: Xorg(InitOutput+0x4e9) [0x80a9339]
6: Xorg(main+0x1d3) [0x806b933]
7: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xfcd8e6]
8: Xorg [0x806afa1]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-04 10:05:02 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> nouveau FIFOs.  This notebook works fine with both nv and vesa, couldn't
> anaconda fall back to them if nouveau doesn't work?

-nv is going to go pretty soon. Anyway, could you please attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and/or /var/log/anaconda.xlog (or these weren't created yet, try /tmp/X*) to this bug as set of uncompressed separate attachments to this bug, please?


Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2009-05-23 09:26:30 EDT
Created attachment 345194 [details]
Xorg.0.log showing the failed X session

Here it is.  Sorry about the delay.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:49:16 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Ben Skeggs 2009-08-23 23:03:32 EDT
Any chance of getting you to grab a video bios image for me?  It should be present after a failed start of the X server at /var/run/nv*.rom

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:27:49 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 7 Chris Campbell 2009-12-06 10:00:26 EST
Alexandre, could you update your system per Comment #6 and let us know if this bug can still be reproduced on your hardware?

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:24:43 EST
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:16:13 EDT
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