X starting but then quitting on Nvidia

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Tue Feb 5 16:19:18 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     There has been a long learning curve on the Nvidia video device(s) 
> in Linux and it appears the best Linux drivers provided to us are not 
> well tested. In my case I find if there is a splash added to the kernel 
> list Nvidia will not start reliably.
>     Of late I have had to boot using the emergency kernel which has no 
> splash in the kernel line. That always works. But the normal boot up 
> fails more and more often.
>     So I deleted the splash in the main kernel and now it works fine too.
> Karl

Karl -

Not sure if it matters or not however, I myself us an Nvidia card on my 
Fedora 8 box. I did not install the N-Drivers for it. I use the 8400 GS.

Don't know it it makes a difference or not - This 8400 just worked when 
I popped it in an already-installed Fedora box.

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