Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498924
Nouveau hang when booting F11 Preview release live CD ((WW) NOUVEAU(0): NV50CheckWriteVClk() timed out.)
Last modified: 2009-08-24 02:35:12 EDT
Created attachment 342306 [details]
Description of problem:
Fedora 11 i686 Preview Release live CD blank screen on boot. Keyboard doesn't respond.
Bugs 495534 and 493363 might be related, but separate bugs were requested.
Setup is nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800 GT rev 162 with BenQ 24" monitor (1920x1200 resolution connected using DVI-cable)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot F11 Preview Release Live CD
1. Screen blanks, keyboard not responsive.
1. Login screen is displayed.
Xorg.0.log got from the system using SSH.
Xorg logs show
(WW) NOUVEAU(0): NV50CheckWriteVClk() timed out.
(II) NOUVEAU(0): A reboot is probably required now.
top shows high CPU usage for X (system still accessible using ssh). Xorg could also be killed leaving computer running with out display or keyboard.
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
3453 root 19 -1 175m 6656 4124 R 99.9 0.3 27:15.69 X
Created attachment 342308 [details]
Closing as duplicate of bug 498579. Please, read in bug 498579 comment 4 which additional information could be helpful in investigating this issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 498579 ***
No, it isn't duplicate. I forgot that we are currently not providing /usr/lib*/dri/nouveau* at all.
Could we get also /var/log/dmesg, please? But otherwise, ASSIGNING to developers.
Can you install -36 (should be the latest available if you install all updates) and grab me updated logs (/var/log/Xorg.0.log will be enough). The output is a little confused in -31 which you used previously.
I'd also be interested in knowing whether kms works here (nouveau.modeset=1 on kernel commandline)
Sorry it took so long to respond.
I haven't been able to test with the -36 version, as I don't have Live CD with updated version available. Creating F11 LiveCD from F10 installation wasn't that easy. And installation to empty HD failed a s I run into HPA issues which I were't at that time able to solve.
Anyway, the good news is that the preview version (-31) worked out just fine when I enabled KMS (nouveau.modeset=1). This means that there is a workaround and I'll be able to install F11 once it's released.
I will test and report back the results for the official F11 version. However, I'm leaving out of country for three weeks, so it will take awhile.
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:
Sorry, forgot to update this bug.
F11 Release version worked correctly with my GeForce 8800 GT. So for this card the problem was fixed before F11 release.