Bug 19617 - nv driver fails to work with GeForce 9400 GT, PCI ID 10de:0641
Summary: nv driver fails to work with GeForce 9400 GT, PCI ID 10de:0641
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nVidia (open) (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: Other All
: medium critical
Assignee: Aaron Plattner
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-16 12:09 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2010-08-09 13:24 UTC (History)
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Description Adam Williamson 2009-01-16 12:09:59 UTC
As stated in the summary, the nv driver - version 2.1.12 - fails to work with my new graphics card, a GeForce 9400 GT with PCI ID 10de:0641. On both Mandriva and Fedora, the system hangs at a black screen when X tries to run: it's not even possible to switch to a VT. So I can't give you any logs.

This is rather important, as it breaks Fedora 10 installation - see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=480393 - because Fedora automatically tries to use the 'nv' driver during installation. So when booting the installer you just get the first few bits, then a black screen.
Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2009-01-16 13:35:32 UTC
Interestingly, I can confirm something that I saw in a similar report: if you first run X with the proprietary driver, *then* switch to nv, it works. But from a cold boot, it fails. So I concur with that reporter that there's some kind of initialization of the card that the proprietary driver does correctly, that then allows nv to work.
Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2009-01-24 12:07:02 UTC
Further: when booting clean to nv, Xorg.0.log is a 0-byte file, so no useful information there. Ben Skeggs is looking at this.
Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2009-01-24 14:29:41 UTC
The mmiotrace of the proprietary driver starting up, that Ben requested from me via email, can be found at:

Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2010-08-09 13:24:37 UTC
Should be working in 2.1.18

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