Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498312
graphical installer won't start on old nvidia GeForce2Go-powered notebook (Dell Inspiron 8000)
Last modified: 2018-04-11 08:45:44 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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Info from VT5:
(EE) NOUVEAU(0): Pointer to LVDS manufacturer table invalid
0: Xorg(xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x812e40b]
1: Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x9e) [0x80c0e0e]
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.
(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?
Created attachment 345194 [details]
Xorg.0.log showing the failed X session
Here it is. Sorry about the delay.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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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
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Alexandre, could you update your system per Comment #6 and let us know if this bug can still be reproduced on your hardware?
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