On 12/02/2011 05:54 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
On 02/12/11 12:04, Ian Malone wrote:
On 2 December 2011 08:46, John Pilkington<J.Pilk@tesco.net>  wrote:
This looks as if it could be another instance of the problems with
nvidia 290.10   Try reverting or going to the new 'long-lived' 275.36

Several examples on the atrpms-users list.

No, I'm not sure at all:  I just saw the 290.10 packages and knew that 
several people, including me, had reported segfaults etc that have gone 
away after one of the options I suggested.

Are you sure? From the lsmod and Xorg it looks like nouveau is being
loaded, and nvidia is not.

If Lawrence has network access in text only mode I would suggest as root:
yum reinstall xorg-x11-drv-nvidia nvidia-settings akmod-nvidia
kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs

(All one line)

If that doesn't help or there's no net access then (again as root),
first line is moving the file to a backup with today's date:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup-20111202
echo blacklist nouveau>>  /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

This (in order), moves your current Xorg configuration to a backup
file, uses nvidia-config-display to create a new one, tells the system
not to use the nouveau driver (you'll need to undo this if you ever
want to use nouveau) and creates a new initrd with nouveau excluded.
Let us know how you get on.

I am not sure as to how to do that.

Lawrence Graves All things are workable but don't all things work.