[blfs-support] more on trying to get the drm nouveau kernel module loaded

Maginot Junior maginot.junior at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 12:18:57 PDT 2012


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Armin K. <krejzi at email.com> wrote:
> On 07/17/2012 08:44 PM, John Burrell wrote:
>>
>> I installed the latest git versions of libdrm, mesalib and the kernel modules from the nouveau wiki site.
>>
>> I blacklisted the nouveau module so I could boot the machine. KMS is therefore enabled.
>>
>> When I do modprobe nouveau or startx I still get the cycling of the colored screens.
>>
>> startx now gives me a Xorg.0.log which I attach here.
>>
>> I wonder if someone (Armin?) could take a look at it and see if there's anything untoward about it.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> jb.
>>
>
> I don't see anything wrong. In fact, everything looks GREAT. I see you
> used Ubuntu to build LFS, so tell me does it use nouveau too and does it
> experience the same problem? I forgot your configuration. Is that a
> laptop or what?
>
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Well, since its blacklisting nouveau I don't think KMS is really
running, and he said - "I blacklisted the nouveau module so I could
boot the machine. KMS is therefore enabled." seeing KMS in lsmod is
not necessarily an indication the KMS is running. Blacklisting nouveau
is like starting with the nomodeset kernel option, but this
information is just a guess on what I remember, I may be wrong because
when I dont want KMS I use nomodeset instead...



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