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Old 10-14-09, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Fedora11 - Black/blank screen when starting X server

Hi

I have just installed Fedora11 on my machine - the installation failed to start the x server so I had to install with the textbased installer. When the installation completes, I boot up and first I update Fedora with "yum update". Then I install a nvidia driver with "yum install kmod-nvidia". Then I run nvidia-xconfig to make a config file. But when I try to run "X", I just get a blank screen.

I can run system-config-display fine, and setup my resolution etc.
The log doesnt seem to give me any errors.

I have two Geforce Fx3500 card in the machine.

I have added the log, config and bug report below:

Any suggestions?

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz

Xorg.0.log.gz

xorg.conf.gz
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Old 10-15-09, 02:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fedora11 - Black/blank screen when starting X server

update: I have tried installing nv 173 , 185 and 190 beta drivers - but still the same result.. when I try to cange the driver to vesa I just get the "vesa bios not detected error". I have tried starting fedora with vga=0x318 still nothing. I just need some kind of graphics on the screen - dont care if its 640x480 in 256 colors.
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Old 10-15-09, 04:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fedora11 - Black/blank screen when starting X server

Please see:
http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia

You weren't supposed to use nvidia-xconfig to configure your hardware "before the first reboot" , this probably produced some mess with the ModulePath directive in xorg.conf

You should be able to revert back to an usable xorg.conf using rpmfusion with:
nvidia-config-display enable

But please remove hand installed drivers if you want to keep using drivers packaged by rpmfusion.

edit: looking at your log, showed that the problem is more likely with nouveau been loaded in the initrd image:
Quote:
nouveau 0000:09:00.0: Detected an NV40 generation card (0x049d00a2)
[drm] Initialized nouveau 0.0.12 20060213 for 0000:09:00.0 on minor 0
pci 0000:0a:00.0: enabling device (0002 -> 0003)
alloc irq_desc for 17 on cpu 0 node 0
alloc kstat_irqs on cpu 0 node 0
pci 0000:0a:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
pci 0000:0a:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
nouveau 0000:0a:00.0: Detected an NV40 generation card (0x049d00a2)
[drm] Initialized nouveau 0.0.12 20060213 for 0000:0a:00.0 on minor 1
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