Can't restart x on card O

Dan dcarruth2 at
Wed Nov 11 01:23:00 UTC 2009

Lawrence E Graves wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 14:22 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
>> Lawrence E Graves wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 11:46 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 12:28 -0700, Lawrence E Graves wrote:
>>>>> I just got thru installing again and this is the log before any drivers
>>>>> are added.  Let me know what you think.
>>>> There's no errors in it. I'm still not clear exactly which X session
>>>> this log is from. Is this from after a failed attempt to start X on an
>>>> installed system?
>>>> -- 
>>>> Adam Williamson
>>>> Fedora QA Community Monkey
>>>> IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
>>> I had to leave for a minute.  Sorry about the wait for answer.
>>> If I install drivers (akmod or kmod) this is when the problem of
>>> restarting my computer comes in.  As long as I leave the drivers alone,
>>> it runs perfectly.  Just trying to understand why I can't use these
>>> drivers.  I am using a Evga 9500 Video Card.  It will let me install
>>> them and then tell me I need to restartx in order to use them.  Once I
>>> install and reboot that is when I am unable to get back in Fedora 12
>>> without reinstalling it.  Does that make sense or am I losing it after
>>> 10 trys.
>> That is precisely what we're trying to debug...what happens when you
>> install those drivers.  So, install them, and when it craps out, hold
>> down ALT, press the F2 key, log in as root and post the
>> "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" file from the failed X startup.
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> This sounds good to you and I understand but how do I get back what I
> have installed for the eleventh time. Smile  Will you be there to
> instruct me how to overcome?
To get the drivers to work and boot up you have to add nouveau.modeset=0 
to the kernel line in grub.conf

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