Bug 522673 - Fed11 kernel fails to start X11 with NVidia driver 185.18.36
Summary: Fed11 kernel fails to start X11 with NVidia driver 185.18.36
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 11
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-11 03:11 UTC by mike.busse
Modified: 2009-09-25 15:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-25 15:44:03 UTC

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Description mike.busse 2009-09-11 03:11:25 UTC
Description of problem:
The latest Fedora 11 kernel (kernel-PAE- doesn't allow X11 to start with the latest NVidia driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run).  There were no problems with previous kernels.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(see above)

How reproducible:
(for me every time)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel
2. reboot
3. Install NV driver
4. Review /var/log/Xorg*.log

Actual results:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     Please check your system's kernel log for additional error
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     messages and refer to Chapter 8: Common Problems in the
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     README for additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2009-09-25 15:44:03 UTC
Sorry, can't help you with nVidia driver problems.

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