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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 08:27:49 PDT 2012

John Burrell wrote:

> Thanks for your input. All the items you mention were covered at some
> point in the discussion. Armin confirmed that all the software
> components associated with the nouveau driver were performing as
> expected - at least as far as he could tell from the logs. There
> didn't seem to be anything wrong with the installation.There seems to
> be something wrong with the way the nouveau driver communicates with
> my particular GPU. The card doesn't appear to recognize the signal(s)
> that are sent to it and without a signal it will simply cycle through
> red, green blue and white.
> The nouveau site says that drm.ko must be  loaded before nouveau.ko
> so I was going to check that this happens in my case.

I've been following this and think you should be confirming it is not a 
hardware issue.  I would test the nv and the proprietary drivers.  If 
they work, then go back and look at nouveau again.

   -- Bruce

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