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Old 2nd August 2011, 01:58 AM
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X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

I posted this on Leigh's Nvidia driver guide, but the last several postings by various people weren't getting responses, so I thought I'd re-post here. I know that doing this can ruffle some feathers, so sorry in advance!

I am having a problem with 64-bit F15 and my NVidia GT220. X fails to start either at boot or at init 5. The problem is that I get an Xorg.0.log of 0 size and if I boot to runlevel 5 I get a boot.log that is 0 size as well.

This all worked just fine under F14 with the akmod-nvidia drivers. I tried preupgrade from F14 and I have installed fresh from the F15 live cd, and I end up here each time.

I've disabled akmods service, and I've tried akmods --force and akmods --kernel `uname -r` all to no avail.

I can boot to runlevel 3 without issue.

I have selinux disabled, I've followed Leigh's NVidia guide every time I've installed the drivers. I even went back to F14 and installed the akmods-nvidia package and everything worked just fine. Tried preupgrade again, and I'm back to this. I even tried another GT220 card that I have in another machine and there was no difference.

Help!

Here is the minimum info Leigh has requested:

abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.3-1.fc15.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-275.09.07-1.fc15.x86_64
kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64
kernel-2.6.38.8-35.fc15.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.38.8-35.fc15.x86_64
kernel-headers-2.6.38.8-35.fc15.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.8-35.fc15.x86_64-275.09.07-1.fc15.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-10.fc15.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-8.fc15.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-275.09.07-1.fc15.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-275.09.07-1.fc15.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-275.09.07-1.fc15.x86_64
2.6.38.8-35.fc15.x86_64
nvidia 11973383 0
i2c_core 25468 5 hdpvr,v4l2_common,videodev,nvidia,i2c_nforce2
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 270.41.06 (mockbuild@) Sun May 1 14:42:45 EDT 2011

# RPM Fusion - nvidia-xorg.conf
#

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 9th August 2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

I'm now trying a fresh install of F15 32 bit with the same results. Starting X or booting into runlevel 5 results in a black screen and an unresponsive machine.

leigh123linux, I really need your help! Here is my minimum info from my current install:


[mythtv@mythbox X11]$ rpm -qa *\nvidia\* *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.3-1.fc15.i686
akmod-nvidia-280.13-2.fc15.i686
kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686
kernel-2.6.40-4.fc15.i686
kernel-devel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686
kernel-devel-2.6.40-4.fc15.i686
kernel-headers-2.6.40-4.fc15.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.40-4.fc15.i686-280.13-2.fc15.i686
nvidia-settings-1.0-11.fc15.i686
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-9.fc15.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-280.13-1.fc15.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-280.13-1.fc15.i686
2.6.40-4.fc15.i686
nvidia 10375368 0
i2c_core 21572 5 hdpvr,v4l2_common,videodev,nvidia,i2c_nforce2
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 280.11 (mockbuild@) Sun Jul 31 17:53:14 EDT 2011

# RPM Fusion - nvidia-xorg.conf
#

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Videocard0"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
EndSubSection
EndSection

If I run Xorg & from a command line, here is what I get before the machine freezes:

X.Org X Server 1.10.3
Release Date: 2011-07-08
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-10 2.6.32-131.2.1.el6.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux mythbox 2.6.40-4.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Fri Jul 29 18:54:39 UTC 2011 i686
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_mythbox-vg_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_mythbox/vg_root rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau 3
Build Date: 11 July 2011 03:54:30PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.10.3-1.fc15
Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 8 22:40:10 2011
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

I've checked what is in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d and I don't have anything in those configuration files attached to my system.

Help!
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Old 24th August 2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

I've got the same problem. Did you ever resolve this ?
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Old 25th August 2011, 02:07 AM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

*Sigh* No. I'm back to Fedora 14 for now.
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Old 25th August 2011, 06:56 PM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

I'm surprised the fresh install didn't cure it.

Was it a totally fresh install ?
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Old 25th August 2011, 08:15 PM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

I'm running F15 64-bit with a GT220 and it's fine for me.

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Old 27th August 2011, 04:42 AM
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Re: X won't start after F15 upgrade or install. NVidia related?

Quote:
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I'm surprised the fresh install didn't cure it.

Was it a totally fresh install ?
I tried to upgrade twice, and a fresh install several times. I even went so far as to use wipe to completely wipe everything out including the boot sectors. I was never ever able to get X to start.

F14 works just fine, however. NVidia drivers and everything.
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