F13 - Display trouble with a Sony Vaio (was: Re: F13 - installation problem (Anaconda + Display))
ajhwb at knac.com
Fri Jun 25 09:04:14 UTC 2010
>1. I don't like that the startup is now text-only until when the
>graphical drivers load. Is there a way to obtain the old graphical
>boot without the nouveau drivers?
Plymouth (Fedora boot animation) require frame-buffer, try to enable frame-buffer at boot time with kernel vga=<display_number>, such as vga=0x314 or vga=0x318 (look at documentation for display resolution)
> 2. Question: how can the next kernel update realise that the nouveau
> drivers must be removed? Because of the file
> or because I have blacklisted them in the kernel parameters at boot
> time (i.e. in /boot/grub/grub.conf )
I'm having this problem too each kernel update, the installer replace current kernel parameters at /boot/grub/menu.lst, but i think this is not a problem because i always can boot with previous kernel (nvidia enabled) and edit my grub conf for the newest kernel boot parameter.
And for question 3, you need to investigate the rc script that cause the segfault. Or look for that issue at RPMFusion's related talks. I'm using F12 and did not get the problem.
--- federico.marziali at gmail.com wrote:
From: Federico Marziali <federico.marziali at gmail.com>
To: users at lists.fedoraproject.org
Subject: F13 - Display trouble with a Sony Vaio (was: Re: F13 - installation problem (Anaconda + Display))
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 10:05:50 +0200
For the sake of clarity I changed the subject and summarised my
progresses (thanks to Richard).
0. Under F13 x86_64, I'm trying to obtain a functioning graphical
environment on a Sony Vaio laptop F-Series mounting a nvidia geforce
1. I have blacklisted the nouveau drivers by adding
rdblacklist=nouveau to the kernel parameters (I was doing it manually
at boot time, but I have now actually modified the file
2. I have installed the nvidia drivers from RPMFusion (yes they are
the nvidia ones and I see the nvidia logo on graphical start) and by
modifying the xorg.conf file as outlined in
I am now able to do a graphical boot and see the whole screen,
although everything looks incredibly "big" for a 1920x1080 screen
resolution (font size 10 looks oddly big)
There are still the following "open" points (in reverse-order of importance):
1. I don't like that the startup is now text-only until when the
graphical drivers load. Is there a way to obtain the old graphical
boot without the nouveau drivers?
2. Although I can certainly live with that, it doesn't seem
"elegant"to me :) to have to specify a blacklisted driver at boot in
order for the system to work properly.
Question: how can the next kernel update realise that the nouveau
drivers must be removed? Because of the file
or because I have blacklisted them in the kernel parameters at boot
time (i.e. in /boot/grub/grub.conf )
3. At boot time I get the following error:
Enabling the nvidia driver: /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: line 526: NNNN
Segmentation fault "$@" [FAILED]
where NNNN is a 4 random digits.
Nevertheless, the nvidia drivers seem to load (I see the nvidia logo)
and work (3d works: desktop effects, opengl screensavers...). Any idea
about what is causing this boot error and how I can fix it?
Once again thanks a lot for helping me so far,
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