Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507497
compatibility issues with 2.6.29 kernel and some nvidia cards
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:14:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Attempted DVD update of Fedora 10 system with nvidia 8600 GT. Could not get X to start no matter what drivers I tried to use. Tried a clean install, and anaconda would fail to start X. I was able to start X with vesa driver. Even doing a clean install would not get X to start with nouveau, only vesa. Tried to install nvidia drivers, but got the error message that the drivers were not compatible with the card (
There appears to be some issue with memory assignment that is preventing 2.6.29 from recognizing certain video card configurations. This was not an issue with 2.6.27. see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=133129. This likely requires a kernel patch. I flashed my bios but still couldn't get it to work. Going back to Fedora 10 at this point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.29 (from DVD iso)
Very, for me.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 11
2. X won't start
3. X won't start
No X, no video driver loading
Video driver load, X start
Did you try the nv driver?
Yes. I initially modified a basic xorg.conf manually to switch driver to nv. Nothing. Unfortunately, I wasn't saving logs after everything I tried (was getting irate). I've gone back to Fedora 10 at this point as I can't be without this machine. If you check the links from the nvidia forum, it is pretty clear that it isn't from their end.
Update: I went ahead and installed 22.214.171.124-75 Fedora 10 packages from koji, and these seem to work fine.
Update: after a yum update, the 126.96.36.199-75 kernel I installed stopped working. It gives me the same errors I was getting in dmesg previously. Namely that the nvidia driver is not compatible with my video card.
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