Kernel 3.2.1 woes
2012/1/23 Norbert Zeh <email@example.com>
> Hi folks,
> just a heads up (and maybe request for feedback whether anybody has seen
> issues with this kernel upgrade). The recent upgrade from kernel 3.1.9 to
> produced two graphics-related issues:
> On my dual-Opteron Asus board with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, the X server
> to start and says that it cannot initialize the device at PCI 4:0:0 (i.e.,
> NVIDIA card). Downgrading to 3.1.9 fixes this issue.
> On my Core i7 Dell Latitude 6510 laptop using the on-chip graphics chip
> and the
> 1920x1080 laptop screen, everything is fine until I suspend the machine to
> When resuming, I get a black screen and not even rebooting brings the
> back to life. I have to turn the machine off and then back on.
> In contrast, my Core i7 desktop at home with an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450
> works just
> fine with the 3.2.1 kernel.
> I'm in the process of bisecting these issues (currently working on the
> issue). I remember that back in the kernel 2.6.3x days, it took a long
> time for
> the Dell 6510 with 1920x1080 display and Intel graphics to boot without a
> screen at all, and I seem to recall that this was because the patch that
> made it
> work apparently didn't do what it was supposed to do "right". Maybe they
> found a way to do it right, only it doesn't work, at least after a suspend.
> Note that, even though I get a black screen after suspending, the machine
> otherwise alive, as I can blindly switch to a TTY and reboot the machine
> from there. Bisecting is proving a bit painful because quite a few
> versions I'm testing result in a straight kernel panic after suspend.
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Erh... Did you blacklist nouveau on your laptop or not ? Just a guess of
course, cause it looks like a kmod bug I saw when it was in testing...