Adam Williamson wrote:
On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 00:57 +0300, shmuel siegel wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
>> Please provide the output I asked you for.
> sorry it took so long. I had to change my xorg.conf back to nv from
> nouveau so that I could boot my machine.
> 00:05.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation C51G
> [GeForce 6100] [10de:0242] (rev a2)
if your problem is simply that X flat out doesn't work with the nouveau
driver at present on your card, that'd certainly explain why
installation doesn't work, because installation uses X just the same way
as a regular running system does, so it'll be trying to use nouveau. if
you use the kernel parameter 'xdriver=vesa' when running the installer,
does that workaround the problem?
Mixed bag results. Turning on the xdriver=vesa let the preupgrade run. I
now have an X-less fc12 system. I don't know what the system is trying
to run. Xorg.0.log has many messages from nouveau (including GPU freeze)
even though the command line said vesa and xorg.conf said nv. I didn't
come up with a combination that worked.