Xorg failed to start nvidia or nouveau driver

Bug #1014188 reported by typo on 2012-06-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Xorg failed to start Nouveau. Instead of seeing my desktop or LightDM I had to see the Xorg failsafe mode. Sadly even the option "start with a lower resolution" did not work. This was the second time I experienced this bug. I rebooted my system and then it was usable again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:37:00 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc-Version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,wall,resize,grid,snap,regex,place,compiztoolbox,imgpng,unitymtgrabhandles,gnomecompat,move,vpswitch,session,animation,fade,expo,ezoom,workarounds,scale,unityshell]
Date: Sun Jun 17 06:07:26 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-04-17 21:11:37,963 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-25-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, whatever it takes to get this fixed in Ubuntu
 NVIDIA Corporation C79 [GeForce 9300 / nForce 730i] [10de:086c] (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device [19da:0ae5]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
 xorg:nvidia_current - Beschleunigter Grafiktreiber von NVIDIA (Proprietär, Aktiviert, In Benutzung)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIAs beschleunigte Grafiktreiber (Nachträgliche Aktualisierungen) (Proprietär, Deaktiviert, Nicht benutzt)
MachineType: NVIDIA MCP7A
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-25-generic root=UUID=15f81d13-b83c-4192-aa7d-865c6e24cc0e ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-17 (60 days ago)
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Option "NoLogo" "True"
dmi.bios.date: 06/02/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: MCP7A
dmi.board.vendor: NVIDIA
dmi.board.version: 2
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: NVIDIA
dmi.chassis.version: MCP7A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd06/02/2009:svnNVIDIA:pnMCP7A:pvr2:rvnNVIDIA:rnMCP7A:rvr2:cvnNVIDIA:ct3:cvrMCP7A:
dmi.product.name: MCP7A
dmi.product.version: 2
dmi.sys.vendor: NVIDIA
version.compiz: compiz N/A
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

typo (gnomeuser8) wrote :
summary: - Xorg failed to start Nouveau
+ Xorg failed to start nvidia or nouveau driver
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2012-06-20
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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