Problem installing the "nouveau" driver

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Fri Jun 18 20:06:44 PDT 2010


On Fri, 2010-06-18 at 21:59 +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:
> No, you're not helping. His video card need some firmware to work with 
> the nouveau driver. He needs to either put the firmware in /lib/firmware 
> or compile it into the kernel. If he read the syslog from the failed 
> boot he would see the kernel complaining about the lack of firmware. 
> Without the firmware his video card can't bring up the framebuffer.

Your advice is out of date - it was valid when Nouveau first entered the
kernel, but the 2.6.34 kernel Alex is running does not use external
firmware.

Simon.
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