nvidia-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64 and Linux Kernel 3.17.* Fails to boot gfx

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1151757

The latest kernel updates have fubared , they wont boot to GFX , I am forced to use Older kernel 3.16.* so that i can boot into a working machine.

Can anyone shed light on this? is this nVidia issue? anyone has fix for this?

here is the failboot with kernel-3.17.2-200.fc20.x86_64 http://pastebin.com/0cXzyirM

Installed drivers on my 64 bit Fedora machine as follows.

$ rpm -qa | grep nvidia
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-334.21-1.fc21.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-334.21-1.fc21.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.16.7-200.fc20.x86_64-334.21-1.fc20.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-334.21-1.fc21.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-334.21-1.fc21.x86_64

Why are you using f21 nvidia packages (an old one at that).
It fails because it isn’t compatible with 3.17 kernel!!

http://cvs.rpmfusion.org/viewvc/rpms/nvidia-kmod/devel/nvidia-kmod.spec?view=log&root=nonfree&pathrev=nvidia-kmod-334_21-1_fc21

P.S F21 nvidia packages are no longer compatible with f20 due to this change

http://cvs.rpmfusion.org/viewvc/rpms/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia/devel/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.spec?root=nonfree&r1=1.150&r2=1.151&view=patch

Thanks for chipping in Leigh :) and noticing by driver blunder, I am pretty sure nv drivers were fubared due to some dependency and i forced my system to use high FC21 drivers.

I have reverted it back and I can successfully boot into 3.17.2 kernel.

[root@syntaxjack ~]# rpm -qa | grep nvidia
akmod-nvidia-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.17.2-200.fc20.x86_64-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.16.7-200.fc20.x86_64-331.104-1.fc20.x86_64
[root@syntaxjack ~]# uname -a
Linux syntaxjack 3.17.2-200.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 4 18:04:56 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@syntaxjack ~]#

BUT, if i try to boot 3.17.3 , it absolutely locks up right at start, it wont even show me any LUKS PASSWORD prompt for my encrpted home disk, it is stuck on first three lines, not sure whose issue this is now , nvidia or kernel. atleast i can boot into 3.17.2 now.