Ok, this has been haunting me for weeks. System used to run fine, then yum updated and it hasn’t worked since. I even reinstalled Fedora and tried installing the nvidia drivers from scratch. No go.
Here’s my thread on the Fedora forums:
This trouble is on an old box I hang onto, it’s a Pentium III, socket 370 rig with a PCI 520 card. Yes, old system, but drivers and card both worked flawlessly before.
I read how to get a bug report log, and managed to collect it from the system using a live cd (cause I can’t, again, boot into the gui). Well, here it is.
It’s basically just:
“[ 43.954] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
[ 43.956] (EE) NVIDIA: system’s kernel log for additional error messages.
[ 43.956] (EE) No devices detected.
[ 43.956] (EE)”
From my quick glance over. So for whatever reason, something changed with the newer nvidia drivers (or with akmod) and it just can not detect my card I take it.
Bug report says kernel 3.9.5, but I have the latest 3.11 kernel as well. I just can’t boot 3.11, the screen starts flashing. So I had to run nvidia-bug-report.sh with the 3.9.5 kernel. I can run it again with the 3.11 kernel, but it’s really hard to type with the screen flashing.
Ok, removed the 3.9.5 kernel log attachment and included the 3.11 log (3.11.4-201.fc19.i686)
Here’s what “/sbin/lspci | grep VGA” shows for my display:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1 (rev 6a)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 520] (rev a1)
The first one is the old onboard video.
nvidia-bug-report.log (253 KB)