Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72721
anaconda doesn't like NVIDIA nForce graphics
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
I get a black screen when running X11 anaconda on install.
I guess the problem is either X11 related or in your hardware auto-detection
I have an MSI nForce motherboard and a Samsung SyncMaster 957DF monitor. I am
using the onboard NVIDIA motherboard graphics. nForce is allegedly supported
by XFree86 4.2 (or so it says here:
Just press <ENTER> to select the default graphic install, and keep going until
anaconda starts up.
It detects the on-board nForce graphics as a GeForce 2 MX (generic) which is
pretty much accurate I guess, fails to detect my monitor, and detects my
mouse more or less ok.
X then starts up (to run anaconda I guess) and I get a pretty black screen. No
amount of waiting of keypressing changes things.
I could use the text mode install (double yuck). If you can't fix the issue
with X, at least allow us to select the standard vga or vesa driver on
startup. i.e. 'linux vesa' or 'linux vga'.
A black screen.
Well... how about anaconda displaying its stuff on my screen? :-)
OT: Having to register an account to do a bug report is sick.
Appears to be an XFree86 issue.
Mike does kudzu not have the correct PCI ids for the nvidia stuff?
Please attach the output of: lspci -vvn and lspci -vv
Created attachment 74427 [details]
Created attachment 74428 [details]
NOTE: The lspci command was run with stock RedHat 7.2 + kernel 2.4.19.
Created attachment 74429 [details]
lspci -vv (pciutils-2.1.8-23 from RH 7.2) with pci.ids snapshot from 2002-09-01 10:00:05
Please see this thread in the Xpert mailing-list:
It is the same problem I had.
What worked for him worked for me too:
I guess you need to build some new RPMs...
The XFree86 archives you refer to above, are not available.
nForce graphics are not supported in Red Hat Linux 8.0, however, rawhide
XFree86 does support nForce now I believe. Closing as RAWHIDE.