I received a new computer with Quadro FX 570 Cards in them. I wanted to set up Linux (initally Fedora), but I have not been able to activate the XServer with either Fedora or Ubuntu 9.04.
When trying to install Fedora, I initially get the normal CD Install Screen, but it falls back to text-only installation with the next menu. It's pretty much the same with Ubuntu, XServer cannot be started.
When installing the appropriate drivers from the nVidia Homepage and trying to boot the XServer, it failed with the Xorg log showing the following message:
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.5.3, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 180.51 Fri Apr 17 00:15:00 PDT 2009
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is:
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
dmesg shows the following message concering nvidia:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
nvidia 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0002 -> 0003)
nvidia 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
nvidia 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 180.51 Fri Apr 17 00:08:33 PDT 2009
As far as I can see none of these messages seem to be problematic. From what I've read, the card itself should be supported, the drivers installed without a hitch (apart from XServer not starting that is). I searched around a lot, I found the 'no screen found' message a couple of times with no solutions appliable to me. I even tried to use basic "vega" drivers as an alternative, but that didn't work either. The cards seem to be working perfectly as Windows is running smoothly, the cards can be used without a problem.
I've attached the nvidia-bug-report.log.gz, as requested in the sticky posts. I'd appreciate it someone could help me with this problem, or at least tell me if it's hopeless to try using this card with Linux, so I can settle with the alternative.