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Old 06-17-06, 04:56 PM   #1
ahamza
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Default FC5 black screen after flawless install

Hi all

I have a problem where after I install the 1.0-8762 driver with no errors, I can't start X server. startx from runlevel 3 gives me a black screen that freezes all tty screens. I don't even see the logo. I have been reading these forums(including stickies) for 2 days.

My configuration is as follows:

1) SELinux is off (proof):
Code:
$setenforce 0
setenforce: SELinux is disabled
2) kernel and kernel-devel
Code:
$uname -r
2.6.16-1.2133_FC5

$uname -m
i686

$rpm -qa | grep kernel-devel 
kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2133_FC5
3) xorg

Code:
$rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-server-sdk
xorg-x11-server-sdk-1.0.1-9.fc5.1.1
$rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-server-Xorg
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9.fc5.1.1
Logs are attached.

P.S If you do not help me I will kill my neighbor's dog. I have nothing against dogs in general, but I'm gonna kill the yapping little brat, and it will all be your fault.
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Old 06-17-06, 06:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: FC5 black screen after flawless install

Don't kill the poor dog.

Are you using a Toshiba laptop? I've got the same problem in FreeBSD and Debian GNU/Linux since the first 8xxx driver appeared.

This seems to be a common problem.....
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Old 06-17-06, 11:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: FC5 black screen after flawless install

I also seem to be having the same problem, doesn't seem to be uncommon at all. I don't know for sure, but it looks to me like it happens whenever the nvidia installer tries to talk with an updated kernel. Did you guys do a kernel update recently? or install a brand new download/buy of Linux? I have run into this problem after updating a Suse 10.0 machine (where the nvidia drivers worked perfectly before), and installing the nvidia drivers with the new kernel and ran into this problem.

I am using Suse 10.0 and 10.1 (doesn't work on either), I heard it doesn't work on FC5. Any other tests?
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Old 06-18-06, 05:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: FC5 black screen after flawless install

Yes I am using a Toshiba laptop with a Geforce 440 Go card.

Nvidia staff please reply and tell us that at least you have read this mail. Have you no concern for animal welfare?
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Old 06-18-06, 06:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: FC5 black screen after flawless install

There have been quite a few other threads discussing how to configure Toshiba notebooks for use with the NVIDIA X driver. I'd suggest performing a few searches for possible solutions.

Thanks,
Lonni
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Old 06-18-06, 09:30 PM   #6
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Cool [[[[[[[[[solved]]]]]]]]]

Solved...Happy endings are just so wonderful. I could cry. I love you all.

Ahem..The Solution for Toshiba Laptop owners:

To your Nvidia modified Xorg.conf file add the following line in the Screen section(probably doesn't matter where, but I have it just before the first "SubSection"):

Code:
Option "ModeValidation" "NoMaxPClkCheck;NoEdidMaxPClkCheck"
Make sure you DO NOT use any other option for now especially the UseEDID flag. That had me crazy for 2 hours before I realised it was the issue.

Next, in /etc/modprobe.conf add this:

Code:
options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=4
You MAY add an extra line(do it now to be safe):

Code:
options nvidia NVreg_FlatPanelMode=1

Now reboot your machine, put a smile on your face and pretend you didn't just spend 78 hours dancing around half a screen worth of solution.


P.S I suggest you make this thread a sticky. Lots of Toshiba owners will benefit from it, and other posts are confusing/contradicting. I also suggest a look at this if the above doesn't help you in similar context.
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Old 06-19-06, 03:37 AM   #7
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Your solution didn't work for me (thanks anyway )
But the linked one did!
Thanks a lot !
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