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From: Bob Gill <>
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: nvidia not working on 2.6.6-bk5+ (x86-64) ?
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 13:42:20 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1085254940.3934.24.camel@localhost.localdomain> (raw)

Ok.  In general LKML is for Linux kernel goodness, and since NVIDIA is a
private binary-only driver, most people would prefer you post the bug on
an NVIDIA list.  But, having already started this post... you might
check to see if RHGB is on your kernel boot line.  I am running FC2 but
noticed that even test versions of FC (with non-standard/more modern
kernels) will kill the X server if you use the RedHat graphical boot
(rhgb) on the kernel line.  In my case, I would get the nvidia splash
screen, and the graphical boot window showing the system booting,
followed by a crash when the system tried to start X. I would get a
white screen and no response where the graphical greeter/login is
supposed to be.  Getting rid of rhgb got rid of the problem.  I suspect
a race between X wanting to start and rhgb wanting to stop (and not all
data structures are free yet).  I don't think this problem is related to
the transition between XFree86 and  If this 'fix' doesn't apply
to you, please ignore it.


             reply	other threads:[~2004-05-22 19:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-22 19:42 Bob Gill [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-22 14:08 thomas weidner
2004-05-27 21:45 ` Sven Köhler

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