Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#225 closed System Defect (fixed)

unable to start PCBSD 8.0-RC amd64 graphical installer

Reported by: yuvaraj Owned by: kris
Priority: major Milestone: 8.0
Component: Installer Version: 8.0-BETA
Keywords: installer nvidia quadro Cc: trac-bugs@…, yuvaraj


When I boot PCBSD 8.0-RC amd64 on my Dell Precision T5500 desktop with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 display adapter and Hitachi HDT721032SLA360 hard disk drive, I get the following message:

FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 (PCBSD) # 10: Thu Jan 7 14:30:53 EST 2010

-PC-BSD is Loading... Please wait...
Detecting X Setup...
Autoconfiguring X Server... done
ERROR: Failed to start GUI Installer with detected driver... Trying VESA mode...

cp: /root/cardDetect/XF86Config - usrlocal.compat: No such file or directory
ERROR: Failed to start GUI Installer with VESA mode...
Please check your settings in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

[Press Enter to Continue]

When I pressed Enter, I was shown a text menu with Start Graphical Installer, Start Graphical Installer in VESA mode, Utilites and Reboot as options. When I selected "Start Graphical Installer" or "Start Graphical Installer in VESA mode", I was brought back to this same text menu.

Does PCBSD support NVIDIA Quadro series of display adapters yet?

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Owner set to kris

Looks like the "nv" driver doesn't like your Quadro in this case. However, I did find a bug in our startup when it tries to copy the fail-safe vesa configuration over.

When you get to the test mode, can you check something? Go to utilities, then drop to the shell, and run these commands:

# cp /root/cardDetect/XF86Config.compat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# startx

What error does xorg exit with?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by yuvaraj

  • Cc yuvaraj added

Here is the error I get:

(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support

giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "pcbsd:0" in "remove" command

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by kris

Well, I've fixed the freetype error here in SVN, however that is most likely not causing the failure. We're going to be rolling 8.0-Final with the new xorg server 1.6.5 and related drivers. I'm hopeful that will correct this problem for you, since it sounds like a bug in the xorg driver stuff with your card.

Once we release the final 8.0, give this another shot and report back if it does correct this issue.


comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

CLosing due to inactivity

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