Originally Posted by pucko
Here what I did to fix it:
1) Interrupt Grub from booting, edit the bootparameters with "e"-key, and remove the "rhgb"-parameter from the boot parameters. The continue booting normally. (This will skip the graphical boot in Fedora.)
2) Fedora complains about not being able to start GDM, ignore it and cancel all questions to get to the login prompt.
3) Login as root, enter "init 3" to go to single-user mode. Enter "modprobe nvidia" to load the nvidia-module.
4) Finally, enter "cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices/" to fix the boot problem.
5) Now just enter "init 5" and you're back in business.
This solved my problem and now it boots fine. Maybe my experience will help others too?
Fedora Core 3 Amd64 (final release)
nVidia Amd64 drivers (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629)
I did every thing above on a clean Fedora 3 installation. The nvidia driver is working fine now but the system hangs exactly once every two boot procedure at the login prompt.
The problem occurs between the runlevel 1 and 3.
(booting to runlevel 1 works fine everytime, but switching to runlevel 3 (/sbin/init 3) cause the system to hang at the login prompt once every two boot procedure
booting with rhgb to runlevel 5 is the same, works fine only once every two...
Any help would be greatly appreciated