Centos7 and Nvidia 302 driver black screen
rwheeler at artifact-software.com
Thu Aug 27 10:44:01 PDT 2015
Thanks for taking the time to find the references.
I tried the advice suggested at
but it did not change
When starting X11 I see these 2 lines
Loading extension GLX
Loading extension NV-GLX
regardless of the section
# Load "glx"
being commented or not commented.
was already in the xorg.conf file.
It was comforting to see that others are having similar problems.
I might try the nouveau driver again after there are a few more updates
and some indication that it can either support an NVIDIA card or at
least fall back to a generic mode when it finds a card it does not support.
At the moment, I have the server working as I want (Cloudstack
management server) without a graphic console which is the best
configuration for production use.
The graphics UI would have saved me some time in testing the web-based
Cloudstack console on localhost with Firefox.
On 27/08/2015 11:11 AM, walter harms wrote:
> I was curious about the bug and found this solution here:
> Did you see this also ?
> In Debian there is abug report related to GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and nouveau
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2015/05/msg00088.html (indicated that an other driver works)
> Sorry that is no solution but maybe they can point in the right direction.
> Am 25.08.2015 14:49, schrieb Ron Wheeler:
>> I am a longtime Linux system admin with several servers running Centos 5
>> and 6.
>> I am moving to Centos7 and am not a happy camper for many reasons but it
>> is getting better as the bugs get fixed.
>> One current issue is one of a server that I am upgrading from Centos 6
>> to Centos 7 with a clean install(reformat disk and install from CD,
>> apply updates.
>> I have blacklisted the nouveau driver which does not seem to support
>> NVIDIA GeForce 6150.
>> The NVIDIA driver seems to be the correct one for the hardware
>> NVIDIA GLX Module 304.125 Mon Dec 1 20:22:48 PST 2014
>> [ 3340.557] Build Date: 10 April 2015 11:44:42AM
>> [ 3340.557] Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.15.0-33.el7_1
>> [ 3340.557] Current version of pixman: 0.32.4
>> It seems to be happy with the hardware and detects the monitor OK with
>> the right resolution.
>> [ 3341.127] (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (C61)
>> at PCI:0:13:0
>> [ 3341.127] (II) NVIDIA(0): (GPU-0)
>> [ 3341.127] (--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
>> [ 3341.127] (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.61.32.25.00
>> [ 3341.128] (--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on
>> this GPU
>> [ 3341.128] (--) NVIDIA(0): Valid display device(s) on GeForce 6150SE
>> nForce 430 at PCI:0:13:0
>> [ 3341.128] (--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0) (connected)
>> [ 3341.128] (--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0): 350.0 MHz
>> maximum pixel clock
>> [ 3341.128] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the
>> EDID for display
>> [ 3341.128] (**) NVIDIA(0): device ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0) (Using
>> EDID frequencies
>> [ 3341.128] (**) NVIDIA(0): has been enabled on all display devices.)
>> [ 3341.128] (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated MetaModes:
>> [ 3341.128] (II) NVIDIA(0): "CRT-0:nvidia-auto-select"
>> [ 3341.128] (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1680 x
>> At the end it complains about speakers other front and back devices
>> which is expected since there is nothing attached to any of the audio
>> The GNOME Desktop is installed.
>> When the system boots, the screen flashes in some rectangular blocks
>> and then goes black with a mouse cursor (sometimes)
>> ALT-F2 and CTL-ALT-F1 work but nothing else happens in X11 mode.
>> As a Linux console is still works as normal - can login and do Linux
>> The gdm logs despite their bizarre naming convention (:0.log)? seen to
>> indicate that it did not have any problems although it is hard to know
>> what is normal from the messages output
>> Near the beginning of the log it says
>> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
>> (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>> (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>> (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
>> (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
>> (**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
>> (**) | |-->Device "Videocard0"
>> (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
>> (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
>> (==) Automatically adding devices
>> (==) Automatically enabling devices
>> (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
>> (==) FontPath set to:
>> (**) ModulePath set to
>> (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or
>> 'vmmouse' will
>> be disabled.
>> (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
>> (WW) Disabling Mouse0
>> (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
>> later it says
>> (--) NVIDIA(0): Valid display device(s) on GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 at
>> (--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0) (connected)
>> (--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0): 350.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
>> (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for
>> (**) NVIDIA(0): device ViewSonic VA2026w (CRT-0) (Using EDID
>> (**) NVIDIA(0): has been enabled on all display devices.)
>> Which seems to indicate happiness with X11 and the connection to the
>> screen but I would not know what to expect, of course.
>> Later it identifies the mouse correctly and complains that nothing is
>> connected to the audio and other media ports which strikes me as normal.
>> The last thing that it says is
>> (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-0:nvidia-auto-select"
>> Any suggestions about what else to look for?
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