Problem with NV driver and Fedora 9

Mike Chambers mike at
Sun May 18 20:40:08 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 12:34 -0500, Daniel Auger wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm well aware of the whole situation regarding xorg and official
> Nvidia drivers. My current problem lies with the "nv" driver that is
> the preferred open source nvidia driver for Fedora. I had to install
> using the resolution=1680x1050 argument with anaconda, otherwise I'd
> just get a blank screen. After install I can make it to the first boot
> screen where it asks to set up the time etc... but after I click next
> on the smolt page, I get a blank screen (I'm assuming this is when
> it's firing up GDM).
> To work around this, I booted the recovery console and switched the
> driver in xorg.conf from "nv" to "vesa". The vesa driver allows me to
> boot into Fedora and go about my business, but it is painfully slow
> when trying to watch video, so I'd like to get the nv driver working
> if at all possible.
> I believe that I am getting the "out of sync" error that so many
> people have been complaining about, however my monitor doesn't
> explicitly complain. Rather it just goes blank. My current setup
> worked great in F8.

Why don't you make a backup copy of your current xorg.conf file, then
remove the original (in other words, NO xorg.conf file at all).  Reboot
and let the system detect and try to get it working like it was new and
see what happens.

Mike Chambers
Fedora Project - Ambassador, Bug Zapper, Tester, User, etc..
mikec302 at

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