Problem installing the "nouveau" driver

Aleksandar Kuktin akuktin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 17:49:52 PDT 2010


>On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:21:27 -0500 (CDT)
>alupu at verizon.net wrote:
>
> Jun 21, 2010 10:52:35 AM, lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> 
> On my 'make menuconfig'
> "Device Drivers>Graphics support>
> [*] Support for frame buffer devices"  screen
> this is all I have:
> 
> --- Support for frame buffer devices
> [*]   Enable firmware EDID
> [ ]   Framebuffer foreign endianness support  --->
> -*-   Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
> [ ]   Enable Tile Blitting Support
>       *** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
> < >   Cirrus Logic support
> < >   Permedia2 support
> 
> None of the above seem to control yours,
> CONFIG_FB_UVESA=m
> CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
> 
> Could these parameters be one of those "automatics"?
> 
> ------
> 
> Hi Andy,
> 
> I did find your parameters in
> 
> Device Drivers > Graphics support:
> 
> < > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
> [ ] VESA VGA graphics support
> 
> I disabled them as shown.
> Alas, still the same problem with the recompiled kernel
> (the video dies at the end of the boot-up sequence).
> 
> I'm attaching the compressed copy of the new 'config'.
> 
> Regards,
> -- Alex

Okey, I went over the settings, and I have a few suspicious things.

First of, do you load the framebuffer console module? The one in
drivers=>Graphics support=>Console display driver support, AKA
FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE ?? This is an absolutely necessary module.
The other module I am interested in is VIDEO_OUTPUT_CONTROL ?
Third you might want to try with FB_TILEBLITTING, in
drivers=>Graphics support=>Support for frame buffer devices
Also, you might want to explore VGA_SWITCHEROO (not too much logic in
that, I just have it compiled in, it's a shot).

Turns out VESA really isn't the problem - I just discovered I had it
compiled right in all this time. :)

-AKuktin



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