Originally Posted by YellowDog
I have an ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard with a NVIDIA GeForce GTXvideo card.
When I boot F17 there is a message that rpcbind is starting, then lots of drive activity and then nothing
I tried switching to a different virtual console but nothing happens.
I have a similar problem here. Did a LiveCD clean install, everything went fine. Rebooted to run the Firstboot stuff and it stopped in the same place, rpcbind. I WAS able to switch to a different TTY, logged in as root and did some looking about. In /var/log/messages:
nouveau 0000:02:00.0: Detected an NV10 generation card (0x01f000a5)
nouveau 0000:02:00.0: Unknown memclock table version 0.
nouveau 0000:02:00.0: 0 available performance level(s)
I have a GeForce 440MX, NV18 chip
Xorg never tries to load nouveau or nv, but dies trying vesa. From /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
[ 21.022] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[ 21.022] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[ 21.022] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 21.022] compiled for 220.127.116.111, module version = 2.3.0
[ 21.022] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 21.022] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.0
[ 21.022] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[ 21.022] (--) using VT number 2
[ 21.025] vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
[ 21.025] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[ 21.025] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[ 21.025] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
[ 21.025] no screens found
I asked on my local LUG maillist and got a reply that there may be a bug in Xorg/Xorg nouveau/kernel nouveau-kmod, he wasn't sure (doubt he runs something ~10 years old like I do, so he didn't pay much attention).
I've searched around and found nothing useful so far. Going to try booting LiveCD and checking the live config, since it worked quite well and actually looked better than previous versions. Something different is happening between the LiveCD and installed setups, but don't know what...