Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 802751
X fails on nVidia GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] (rev a1)
Last modified: 2013-07-31 17:46:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Latest Fedora 16 updates and Fedora 17 Alpha 1 fails to display, in fact the monitor switches off and the machine is not pingable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ajax, I can bring this system into the office if it helps debug this.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] [10de:1244] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
So this looks like a bug in nouveau proper. If we boot with nomodeset, ssh in, and load nouveau with modeset=1, the driver loads, but no outputs light up. Attempting to start X fails with:
[ 740.495] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
[ 740.501] (II) NOUVEAU(0): NVEnterVT is called.
[ 742.503] (EE) NOUVEAU(0): failed to set mode: Device or resource busy
Fatal server error:
[ 742.504] failed to create screen resources
Corresponding bit of dmesg:
[ 740.504241] [drm:drm_crtc_helper_set_config], [CRTC:11] [FB:43] #connectors=1 (x y) (0 0)
[ 740.504327] [drm:drm_crtc_helper_set_config], [CONNECTOR:16:DVI-I-2] to [CRTC:11]
[ 740.504336] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: nv50_crtc_do_mode_set_base:522 - index 0
[ 740.504382] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: nv50_display_isr:979 - PDISPLAY_INTR 0x00010000 0x00000000
[ 740.504387] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: EvoCh 0 Mthd 0x0080 Data 0x00000000 (0x100b 0x05)
[ 742.504885] [drm:drm_ioctl], ret = fffffff0
Interestingly Bill claims that the F16 livecd (kernel 3.1.0-7.fc16 i guess) worked. I haven't tested that myself.
I confirm that the livecd kernel 3.1.0-7.fc16 works correctly with the livecd and an installed fc16. All other kernels that i tried (kernels 3.0.x and kernels 3.2.x upwards) would result in the same problem.
The issue seems to be resolved in the 3.4rc2 kernel at the latest. I've built and tested it briefly but successfully on my Fedora 16 machine with a GeForce GTX 550 Ti (KMS and Xv work fine, GLX is not available).
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