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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:45:03
1 I started a thread a while ago about looking for an accelerated video
2 card. I went and got an ASUS EN210 Silent PCIe card and followed the
3 instructions at the Gentoo Nouveau wiki. I have not been able to get X
4 running yet. Trying to launch X with startx blanks the screen, and I
5 can't get it back. Note that the machine does *NOT* lock up, rather the
6 video gets disabled until I reboot. I can ssh into the machine. It
7 appears to be working fine. If I...
9 * start a root text console in TTY8
10 * switch to TTY9
11 * startx
13 The screen goes blank and I can't get graphics or GUI, no matter what
14 I do. I can ssh in from another machine and things look OK. As a
15 matter of fact, I can {CTRL-ALT-F8} and blindly issue the command
16 "reboot" or "halt -p", and it gets executed. The attached Xorg.log file
17 shows nothing wrong. "Xorg -configure" does generate an
18 file, but screams about...
20 ====================================================================
21 (EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
22 Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
23 Configuration failed.
24 Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
25 ====================================================================
27 The Gentoo Nouveau wiki says that message comes either from disabling
28 DRI (which I didn't do) or from the wrong opengl. I only have the xorg
29 version. Any ideas? Do the proprietary Nvidia drivers work with kernel
30 3.2.12? I'm running with mdev instead of udev. Would that make a
31 difference?
33 --
34 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>


File name MIME type
Xorg.0.log.gz application/octet-stream


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] SOLVED: I switched to the Nvidia video driver Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>