Bug 823136 - Fedora 17 KDE graphics freezes before showing the desktop
Fedora 17 KDE graphics freezes before showing the desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-19 08:03 EDT by Jure Repinc
Modified: 2013-08-01 09:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 09:30:35 EDT
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Description Jure Repinc 2012-05-19 08:03:34 EDT
Description of problem:
When I boot Fedora 17 Beta from USB key it is loading just fine and then graphics turns on and I can see the KDE's splash screen with icons appearing in the lover left corner of screen. After some time loading the graphics just freezes and only the mouse cursor is moving. Keyboard is also frozen, can't even toggle Num Lock. Four icons are shown in lower left corner and the fith one (bigger KDE logo) is only partially visible. At this point I have to use the reset button on computer to restart machine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 Beta KDE

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 17 Beta with KDE
2. Wait for desktop
Actual results:
Desktop never show, graphics gets stuck at splash screen

Expected results:
Desktop should load just fine

Additional info:
The computer has this hardware:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
3 GiB memory
Nvidia Geforce 6800 (NV40)
Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard
Comment 1 Meister 2012-11-16 15:15:44 EST
I have kind of the same problem.

I'm new to fedora and just installed Fedora 17 via USB-Live -> Hard disk
everything went fine untill I had to reboot.

- it boots
- I log in
- after 1-2 minutes everything except the mouse freezes! - everytime!

I found https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=494999 which nearly sounds like this problem, but it didn't help me so far and I'm not able to fix this.

Any ideas?
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-04 00:25:38 EDT
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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-08-01 09:30:47 EDT
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