Problem installing the "nouveau" driver
b3nton at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 09:35:55 PDT 2010
On 18/06/10 02:29, alupu at verizon.net wrote:
> i686-pc-linux-gnu, 2.6.34, udev-156, (B)LFS
> NVidia GeForce 8300GS
I think the 8000 series needs extra firmware. My wife's computer has a
8400GS which needs nv86.ctxprog and nv86.ctxvals. I compile them into
the kernel with
I don't remember where I downloaded them from. I suspect it was
> A few (hopefully) relevant DETAILS:
> 1. In '.config' I have
> Device Drivers > Staging drivers > <M> Nouveau (nVidia) cards
> Note: It can only be <M>, <*> is not possible.
It must be that it depends upon something else that you have configured
as a module. I look after 3 computers that use the nouveau driver built
into monolithic kernels
> 2. On the only cyberpage I found helpful,
> at <en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Nouveau>,
> they talk about
> Device Drivers > Graphics support >
> <*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support),
> while my system accepts this parameter only as <M>.
> I know I'll have the work cut up for me, once I start thinking about Xorg,
> what with creating a "nouveau_drv.so", but for the time being all I want
> is to eliminate the blank screen on boot-up to command mode so
> I can have a fighting chance.
> I'd appreciate any helpful comments.
> -- Alex
Try compiling the firmware into the kernel. If that doesn't work we'll
need to see your kernel config. Perhaps you could put it up on pastebin
and post a link to it?
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