[blfs-support] problem with the drm nouveau kernel modules
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 09:04:48 PDT 2012
John Burrell wrote:
>> I'm not sure which card you have.
> It's a GeForce 8700M GT apparently.
> I had to add nomodeset as a kernel parameter to get the machine to boot and avoid the cycling color screens.
>> You do have to be careful when building the kernel not to include nvidia
> There is nothing with *NVIDIA*=(y/m) set in the .config file
>> You might want to post the critical parts of Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf.
>> For instance:
> I have this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nouveau.conf
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Nvidia card"
> Driver "nouveau"
What happens if you change to the "nv" driver?
> Here are the critical bits of /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> [ 84.069] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
> [ 84.069] (II) Loading /usr/lib/X11/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
> [ 84.085] (II) NOUVEAU driver
> [ 84.085] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
> [ 84.085] RIVA TNT (NV04)
> [ 84.085] RIVA TNT2 (NV05)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 256 (NV10)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 2 (NV11, NV15)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 4MX (NV17, NV18)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 3 (NV20)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 4Ti (NV25, NV28)
> [ 84.085] GeForce FX (NV3x)
> [ 84.085] GeForce 6 (NV4x)
> [ 84.086] GeForce 7 (G7x)
> [ 84.086] GeForce 8 (G8x)
> [ 84.086] GeForce GTX 200 (NVA0)
> [ 84.086] GeForce GTX 400 (NVC0)
> [ 84.086] (--) using VT number 7
> Fatal server error:
> [ 84.262] no screens found
> lsmod shows the nouveau module is loaded, along with a few dependent modules.
> Any idea why drm doesn't detect the device?
For some reason the nouveux driver is not recognizing your card. What
does lspci say about your video HW?
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