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Nouveau failure

March 03, 2010 — BarryK
Running the 2.6.33-git7 kernel, I compiled these:

xorg-server 1.7.5
libdrm 2.4.18
xf86-video-nouveau 20100221

I built a Quirky live-CD and tested it on my PC that has an Nvidia card.

At bootup, as soon as the 'nouveau.ko' module loads, the screen goes black. The end.

The module needs firmware, that is present.

I was going to upload Quirky 007 tonight, however in the morning I'll pull out the nouveau.ko module offer it as a separate PET package. ...perhaps it will work on someone else's Nvidia hardware, but by having it as a PET package they can boot up initially and have a working system.

Not so good, after all my anticipation


nouveau uPup

Bad nouveau
Username: BarryK
"What I have done is blacklist nouveau.ko in the BootManager (file /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG). This will apply to all Woof builds. I'll upload Woof and Quirky 008 (have skipped 007) later today.

Tags: quirky