When starting X 6.9.0 with the nv driver the display comes up showing just a
black background and the (movable) mouse cursor (and not the display manager it
is supposed to display). When I try to kill the X server pressing
Control+Alt+Backsapce the mouse cursor vanishes, leaving me just with a black
screen and I have to reboot the maschine via SSH.
I attach my xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log. As far as I can see there is nothing
unusual there. I also tried the nv driver with a clean xorg.conf created by
xorgconfig, the result was just the same.
I'm running kernel 2.6.15 on an AMD64 maschine. Thank in advance for fixing
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I may be experiencing this problem on 7.0 as well. I am running on a Dell
Inspiron 8600 with an Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200. It worked perfectly running
Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 which ran older versions of X windows. After a
new install of Fedora Core 5, which runs xorg 7
(xorg-x11-drivers-7.0.2.i386.rpm). I have a problem that seems similar to Stefan's.
I start Linux in mode 5 which boots to the GDM login screen. Getting this far
works reliably 100% of the time. When I type in the name and pass, things get
weird. As the desktop loads X will crash at a random point and I end up back at
the GDM prompt. Maybe one time in 5, everything works and I get a fully working
desktop. After perhaps 4 or 5 X crashes, if I haven't gotten a working desktop,
X will crash (usually to a black screen with a random text character or two in
the upper left corner) and lock up the entire system, forcing me to power off
the computer to restart.
If I switch to init mode 3 and try starting Xorg from a command prompt using
"startx", it fails 100% of the time with exactly the same symptoms as Stefan
reports (black screen with cursor, except I can move the cursor in my case).
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace doesn't work in this case for me either.
There is nothing unusual in the log that I can see except that it includes this
back trace, which looks exactly the same after each crash:
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x87) [0x80b86c7]
2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCopyAreammx+0x1ea) [0x4ba44a]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCompositeCopyAreammx+0x66) [0x4ba566]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbComposite+0x57b) [0x4ab16b]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so(XAAComposite+0x261) [0x4f8261]
6: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x81543e6]
7: /usr/bin/Xorg(CompositePicture+0xf7) [0x8142007]
8: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x8147d6c]
9: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x81450a5]
10: /usr/bin/Xorg(Dispatch+0x19b) [0x80888eb]
11: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x487) [0x80701d7]
12: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0xc027e4]
13: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0xb1) [0x806f511]
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
I can attach my full log and conf if needed.
I am getting a similar issue.
Description of problem:
- Compaq Presario v6030 (V6000 series)
- AMD64 Dual Core Turion
- Fedora Core 6 x86_64
- nVidia based archetecture (Note there will probably be similar problems on
other laptop models in this family with the nVidia archetecture. The ATI based
will probably not have identical issues)
- nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller
When this card starts up on boot the machine crashes. Hard lock-up, reset
required. Situations which this happens:
- During first boot setup screen when selecting "Next" on the Date/Time Screen.
- Just before entering X on startup (Says Starting first time boot then goes to
- Leaving X if you manually started the card after boot.
- Randomly if you manually start the card after boot.
This basically renders the network interface on the laptop useless.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "network" on startup for runlevel 5
2. Reboot Machine and allow it to start X.
3. Machine will go to black screen after loading drivers (Starting first boot)
Machine freezes up. Only black screen displayed. Hard reboot required.
Machine starts without errors.
I originally thought this was an FC6 issue; however, upon investigation it seems
that this only occurs when going into X. I can start to runlevel 1 or 3 without
any issues. The temporary solution was to disable the network card, start up X,
then enable it through the control centre. However, this is very tedious and I
fear it may cause problems in the future. I am not overly comfortable with
things like "recompiling the source" so I hope a fix for this can be out soon.
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
This bug is still present on my system with X 7.1 under Linux regardless of the distribution and X 6.9 under FreeBSD (architecture is always x86_64). Actually it is keeping me from using FreeBSD, because there is no proprietary NVidia driver for FreeBSD/x86_64 and the nv driver is not working (and vesa is hardly an alternative).
It sounds like you may be hitting two bugs: A GPU hang and a crash in the evdev module. They could be related, caused by some module overrunning a buffer. Do you still see problems if you don't use the evdev driver? If you still see a hang, try using the NoAccel or NoXaa* options.
Over a month with no response. Closing.
I'm still seeing this problem with FC5 on my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with the latest FC5 updates. I'll post an update once Fedora 7 is out, though I understand Fedora 7 may be using the new and improved nouveau driver, so maybe that will help.
I don't think you're problem is the same as Stefan's. I would suggest filing a new bug.