This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


Re: [Xen-users] Nvidia drivers in Dom0 results in blank screen

To: Brandon Turner <bturner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Nvidia drivers in Dom0 results in blank screen
From: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:58:33 +0000
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Delivery-date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:59:24 -0800
Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=domainkey-signature:mime-version:received:in-reply-to:references :date:message-id:subject:from:to:cc:content-type :content-transfer-encoding; bh=gdZ0HkI2WlOOIFX6d5+bNj3ipXGOwp8z1D780Fha12E=; b=mvPkWj2uIrVcaEI8BuU5MVLSWdu9SyPbjlUfy4W/60Tuw+2I5VyZ7LbUpa6bMrZuHd BqzRd3Y6T1aBRJ4qLnL25oULFTodwvc/aAkZiLqCMkft1rEBGY7MrBm64bqNOQ6cESBO 4A3KY/2ru/5NPyRF7MvXZxlebidmowR+s30mY=
Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=mime-version:in-reply-to:references:date:message-id:subject:from:to :cc:content-type:content-transfer-encoding; b=K4tRQDXFKX3gcsxrp2LWnD0q3B/drdwVToKe0166A3EPoclmhzTwyiBgzReVnI0+5Y Ajcr3JtAY7qmjeX3vG37TyGUhmiLF1yoWoVxUcEwaOKMHjqrA2OeDdrva33zfzB4LVJd /yHWqn+0MhIAf9T2zMP1sORh8CAJqgYTi36dw=
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <4B27BC0F.1070704@xxxxxxxxxx>
List-help: <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-users@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
References: <4B27BC0F.1070704@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Brandon Turner <bturner@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first post to the list.  I am fairly new to Xen.  Recently I
> decided to try and get Xen running on my desktop to try out some new
> Linux distributions and play around with the Xen HVM stuff.  I am trying
> to get the Nvidia binary drivers working on my Ubuntu Dom0.  I have seen
> several pointers on the internet, and in this list's archives,
> describing some success in getting the Nvidia drivers to work properly.
> Currently, when booting Dom0 the nvidia driver is loaded (no EE messages
> appear in xorg.0.log) but my screen is blank.  Actually my screen is in
> power-save mode.  I am unable to switch to the text console via
> Ctl+Alt+F1.  Killing the X server does not bring my screen back.  I can
> still log in via SSH, but the only way to get the screen out of
> power-save is to reboot the box.  If I use the nv driver, I am able to
> use X and switch consoles.  If I boot the exact same kernel without Xen,
> I am able to use the Nvidia drivers and switch consoles with no problems.
> I am currently running:
> xen-3.4.2
> Ubuntu 9.10 (with Grub2) x86_64
> A custom built kernel
> Latest Nvidia drivers (I have tried 190.42 and 195.22 beta)
> GeForce 8600 GTS graphics card
> I used the kernel sources at
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jeremy/xen.git to build my
> kernel and installed xen from source using make install-xen, make
> install-tools, make install-stubdom.
> I installed the Nvidia drivers using:
> -DNV_SIGNAL_STRUCT_RLIM" ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-###.##-pkg2.run
> Does anyone have any suggestions I might try?  I have compared the Xorg
> logs between booting the kernel without Xen and booting the kernel with
> Xen and they look almost the same (dates changed, but everything else
> identical).  I am not passing a vga parameter to the kernel.  I can't
> understand why once X is started with the Nvidia drivers I lose my
> monitors, even if I kill X or try to switch to a text console.
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> Brandon
> _______________________________________________
> Xen-users mailing list
> Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> http://lists.xensource.com/xen-users

Nvidia binary drivers do not work with pv_ops dom0 kernel, it is
possible to get them working with a "classic" dom0 kernel (i.e forward
ported 2.6.18 patches) but it requires some kludges and only works on
certain kernel versions.


Xen-users mailing list