Fedora 12 Beta Install - BLACK Screen Fix
Post date: Oct 24, 2009 2:28:34 AM
I am having trouble installing the latest Fedora 12 Beta from the Fedora-12-Beta-i386-DVD.iso.
During the boot process my screen eventually goes black and goes OFF (ACPI).
It all has to do with the nouveau video driver for nvidia cards.
I have an ASUS PCIx vid card based on a GeForce 9600 GT chipset.
The system I want to put F12 on already is running F11 but is using the NVIDIA binary driver.
I am having 'issues' having the F12 Beta Install DVD boot. Grrrrr.
I ended up putting the DVD iso onto a USB key following the instructions at
I added boot parameters to enable the install with VNC so I could eventually build and install the NVIDIA driver.
I will let you know how it goes.
I gave up. (I will try again when F12 is released.
I did try to find others with the same problem...
It seems there is a work around, but I bailed and installed Ubuntu 9.10.
Their boot process was pretty much failsafe, with multiple levels of video driver checks to finally get one that was working.
After the install I grabed the NVIDIA 190.32 driver compiled, installed and restarted.
It all went without problems
Works good. see the attachment for my xorg.conf.