First off, since Fedora 17 is still only beta, I hope posting about my Fedora 16 problems/tweaks is OK. If not, let me know and I will stop.
I recently had an update that appeared to have broken the system. After grub, it boots to a blank screen. I also get no response when using the keyboard to switch to a different tty terminal. I did find that I can boot into an older kernel, so I did that and reinstalled the downloaded nVidia driver that way:
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.33.run -a -K -k 3.3.2-6.fc16 --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernels/3.3.2-6.fc16.i686/
And then ran these commands to finish the nVidia installation (edit: I did this via ssh):
sudo mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
sudo dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
This didn't fix anything.
I went to my desktop and found that I could ssh into the unresponsive HTPC. When I ran lsmod
, I found that the i915 driver is loading! No nvidia or nouveau driver, just the i915! Hooking the HDMI cable to my board's video output gives me tty access, but that is all.
Maybe I need to remove the i915 driver module.