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Old 8th February 2010, 07:28 PM
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problem with graphic driver

hi

i tried to upgrade my geforce fx5700 driver. After upgrading i cant login. Before the login screen appears there is a black screen and when i type it writes first "^[[4~" and then i can write and nothing happens.

I have two options in the bootloader : Fedora (2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12x86_64) and Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12x86_64). I am afraid to kill the second konfig. Can anybody help me?.

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Old 8th February 2010, 07:44 PM
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i tried to upgrade my geforce fx5700 driver
What do you mean? Are you trying to say that you tried installing Nvidia proprietary drivers?
Did you follow Leigh's How-To here?
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
And did you use the older nvidia 173 driver that is needed for your card?
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Old 8th February 2010, 07:52 PM
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yes i tried to install the drivers. The problem is i cant say which files i exactly tried ;/
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Old 8th February 2010, 08:00 PM
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What instructions did you follow to install the drivers?
Do you see the grub screen when booting up?
Can you boot into an older kernel?
I'm trying to see if you can get to a terminal, or, boot into init 3 on your present kernel so we can see what's going on.
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What instructions did you follow to install the drivers?
cant remember :/

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Do you see the grub screen when booting up?
If you mean this one: http://dl.maximumpc.com/galleries/li..._fedora_sm.png

Yes i can change between two start-ups (as i said in the first post)

One works fine the other one is not working.

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Can you boot into an older kernel?
Do you mean the boot-loader option?

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I'm trying to see if you can get to a terminal, or, boot into init 3 on your present kernel so we can see what's going on.
i am quite new to fedora - so its a bit hard. The selection at the boot-loader - these are different kernels?.

Can i create new options at the boot-loader - i mean new options to boot. I am afraid to kill the second option at the boot-loader selection.
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Old 8th February 2010, 08:28 PM
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Yes, that boot screen. If you can boot into the older kernel, do it, then in a terminal do "rpm -qa | grep kmod" (without quotes) and paste the results here. And while your at it, to save posts, paste the output of "dir /etc/X11/" (without quotes) also. Those 2 commands should show what's going on.
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Old 8th February 2010, 08:42 PM
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rpm -qa | grep kmod
kmod-nvidia-173xx-2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64-173.14.22-1.fc12.6.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-173xx-173.14.22-1.fc12.6.x86_64


and

dir /etc/X11/
applnk prefdm Xmodmap xorg.conf.backup Xresources
fontpath.d xinit xorg.conf xorg.conf.livna-config-backup
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Old 8th February 2010, 08:59 PM
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Well, it looks like you installed the correct drivers, but probably did finish the 4 steps of Leigh's How-To.

Step 2
Code:
su -
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
Step 3
Code:
su -
sed -i '/root=/s|$| vmalloc=256m|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
Step 4
Code:
su
setsebool -P allow_execstack on
Since you are using an older kernel, I left out part of Step 2. If this doesn't work we will try to go into init 3 in the newer kernel fix it there. But let's see if this works. After your done executing (copy and paste if you can), in terminal, Steps 2,3 and 4, reboot and cross your fingers.

If however you remember doing this, tell me and we'll look elsewhere.
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Old 8th February 2010, 09:34 PM
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didnt change anything. i still see the loading screen. then there should be the login screen and it gets black. i can write and the mouse cursor is a grey squa
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Old 8th February 2010, 10:00 PM
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Well, we can always clean up the graphics installation, get you back to nouveau, and then try again. But let's see where we stand first. Can you give me the output of:
Code:
su -c "cat /boot/grub/grub.conf"
Code:
dir /etc/modprobe.d/
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Hopefully we'll find an easier fix. Nouveau has to be completely blocked before nvidia works, I just want to make sure we didn't miss anything.
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Old 8th February 2010, 10:40 PM
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cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root vmalloc=256m rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau vmalloc=256m
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=15
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root nomodeset LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet vmalloc=256m rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau vmalloc=256m
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64.img
title Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root nomodeset LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet vmalloc=256m rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau vmalloc=256m
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64.img


dir /etc/modprobe.d/
anaconda.conf blacklist-nouveau.conf dist-alsa.conf dist-oss.conf
blacklist.conf blacklist-visor.conf dist.conf openfwwf.conf



cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (mockbuild@) Sun Nov 22 21:04:19 EST 2009

# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

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

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

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

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
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Old 8th February 2010, 11:19 PM
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Question: Did you have the nvidia drivers working on the older kernel?
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Old 8th February 2010, 11:23 PM
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hmm i think not (i think i did the driver update after the kernel update - would explain why the older kerner version still works)
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Old 8th February 2010, 11:39 PM
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If you boot into the old kernel, and do Applications-->System Tools-->nVidia Display Settings when window pops up, under System Information on the right, what Nvidia Driver version does it give, if any at all.

Edit: changed left to right....been a long day

---------- Post added at 05:39 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM CST ----------

If you want, we can just clean up the nvidia and return it to nouveau.
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Old 9th February 2010, 12:15 AM
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clean up sounds fine . Because i cant boot into the old kernel (black screen...)
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