Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 905631
Garbled display corruption with 3.7.3 and nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]
Last modified: 2013-07-03 17:14:52 EDT
Description of problem:
With kernel-PAE-3.7.3-101.fc17.i686 and:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
Display is completely garbled and unreadable. Booting back to kernel-PAE-3.6.11-5.fc17.i686 is fine.
[ 5.215667] nouveau [ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] BOOT0 : 0x034200b1
[ 5.215672] nouveau [ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] Chipset: NV34 (NV34)
[ 5.215675] nouveau [ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] Family : NV30
[ 5.218908] nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] checking PRAMIN for image...
[ 5.262177] nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] ... appears to be valid
[ 5.262180] nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] using image from PRAMIN
[ 5.262184] nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] BMP version 5.27
[ 5.262281] nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] version 04.34.20.22
[ 5.263189] nouveau W[ PTIMER][0000:01:00.0] unknown input clock freq
[ 5.263196] nouveau [ PFB][0000:01:00.0] RAM type: DDR1
[ 5.263199] nouveau [ PFB][0000:01:00.0] RAM size: 128 MiB
[ 5.274690] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: putting AGP V3 device into 8x mode
[ 5.279039] nouveau [ DRM] VRAM: 127 MiB
[ 5.279044] nouveau [ DRM] GART: 128 MiB
[ 5.279144] nouveau [ DRM] BMP BIOS found
[ 5.279146] nouveau [ DRM] BMP version 5.39
[ 5.279149] nouveau [ DRM] Bios version 04.34.20.22
[ 5.279152] nouveau [ DRM] DCB version 2.2
[ 5.279156] nouveau [ DRM] DCB outp 00: 01000300 000088b8
[ 5.279159] nouveau [ DRM] DCB outp 01: 02010310 000088b8
[ 5.279161] nouveau [ DRM] DCB outp 02: 01010312 00000000
[ 5.279164] nouveau [ DRM] DCB outp 03: 02020321 00000003
[ 5.279246] nouveau [ DRM] Loading NV17 power sequencing microcode
[ 5.281259] nouveau [ DRM] 0xB555: Parsing digital output script table
[ 5.281745] nouveau [ DRM] 1 available performance level(s)
[ 5.281748] nouveau [ DRM] 0:
[ 5.281752] nouveau [ DRM] c: core 249MHz memory 405MHz
[ 5.286169] nouveau [ DRM] MM: using M2MF for buffer copies
[ 5.286182] nouveau [ DRM] Setting dpms mode 3 on TV encoder (output 3)
[ 5.367648] nouveau [ DRM] allocated 1680x1050 fb: 0x9000, bo f463fe00
[ 5.367813] fbcon: nouveaufb (fb1) is primary device
[ 5.378179] nouveau [ DRM] 0xB555: Parsing digital output script table
[ 5.557204] fb1: nouveaufb frame buffer device
[ 5.557212] [drm] Initialized nouveau 1.1.0 20120801 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
Same with 3.7.5-101
One Xorg.0.log difference:
< (II) [drm] nouveau interface version: 1.0.0
> (II) [drm] nouveau interface version: 1.1.0
< (II) NOUVEAU(0): Opened GPU channel 1
> (II) NOUVEAU(0): Opened GPU channel 0
< (II) NOUVEAU(0): GART: 128MiB available
> (II) NOUVEAU(0): GART: 127MiB available
Created attachment 690493 [details]
dmesg with drm.debug=4 3.6.11-5.fc17.i686.PAE - good
Created attachment 690495 [details]
dmesg with drm.debug=4 3.8.0-0.rc5.git0.2.fc19.i686.PAE - bad
Still a problem with rawhide nodebug kernel.
I raised this upstream bug report on the nouveau driver with the 3.7.x kernel with the nVidia FX5200 graphic hardware which may be the same problem/bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60516
I have (possibly) the same with NV17 (GeForce4 440 Go).
*) Under F17 and F18: 3.6.* kernel nouveau work perfectly.
*) Under F17 and F18: 3.7.* results in garbled 'noise'; not even the consoles
are usable anymore.
With option nouveau.modeset=0, consoles are ok, but X not.
Moreover, in dmesg, it seems that the card is not even properly detected:
[drm] nouveau 0000...
lines at all;
*) Under F16, with a 3.7.* kernel, the card works ok with the proprietary nvidia
No change with kernel-PAE-3.8.1-201.fc18.i686.
Same with kernel-PAE-3.8.3-103.fc17.i686
Apparently fixed by f6853faa85793bf23b46787e4039824d275453c2 in 3.9-rc2. And 3.9.0-0.rc4.git0.2.fc20.i686.PAE seems to work fine for me.
On the above mentioned NV17, kernel-3.9.1-200.fc18, from Koji, solves the problem.
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