[ATrpms-users] [mythtv-users] Updated from fedora 10 to 12 and have issues with nvidia driver loading
jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Nov 26 18:46:20 CET 2009
On 11/26/2009 12:08 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> As many pointed out, adding "nouveau.modeset=0" at the end of the
> kernel line in grub.conf is the solution. I also specified a VGA
> mode, but that caused more problems so I changed that to "vga=normal".
> Not sure if a vga argument is needed.
Its not. And nouveau.modeset=0 isn't strictly required. If you have the
nouveau module blacklisted, a newly built initrd won't include the
nouveau module, and you can boot w/o any extra params.
> I guess I will need to add this to the kernel line each time I upgrade
> the kernel.
No. The kernel update mechanism is bright enough to carry args from your
existing grub stanza to the new one.
However, as I said above, if nouveau is blacklisted, a newly created
initrd (including the one that'll be created when you install a new
kernel) won't have have the nouveau module in it, and thus won't need
the param anyway.
> Also strange, it appears that atrpms script write to
> /etc/modprobe.conf to specify the driver version when that has been
> depreciated and it should go into /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf.
Or better yet, /etc/modprobe.d/<somethingunique>.conf.
> This seems like such a big deal and really surprised that it was so
> hard to figure out (I did not see it in the release notes and my
> googling did not show it, although obviously others were able to
> figure it out).
Its pretty well covered in the rpm fusion wiki, not sure if its spelled
out in the ATrpms docs anywhere. Its definitely NOT covered in the
Fedora docs, because, well, it has to do with a binary-only driver that
Fedora doesn't ship.
> I personally don't think that fedora should make it
> this difficult to run the nvidia drive and attempt to impose the
> nouveau driver upon users.
Um. I'm not even sure where to begin with a reply to this. Fedora ships
a functional driver that Just Works, complete with kernel mode setting,
dual-head support, etc, and that shouldn't be "imposed" on people? And
the Fedora project is supposed to do what exactly to make it as easy as
possible for you to install a 3rd-party binary-only driver?
jarod at wilsonet.com
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