On 06/26/2012 09:42 PM, Don deJuan wrote:
On 06/26/2012 12:31 PM, Arno Gaboury wrote:
After a few months of running Arch, I am now fine tuning everything (or
at least trying).
I discovered this error message in *kernel.log* file.
NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other
NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.
Googling let me to many forum posts about this issue with Nvidia card
and driver, but I couldn't find any clear answer.
I have tried all the cited tricks in my *grub* file:
-add *vga=0*, or *vga=795* (1208x1024), or *video=visa
and whatever else I couldn't remember, but nothing changed about this
As far as I understand, Nvidia does NOT support vesa framebuffer, but
only vga. Fine. My system is NOT using VGA console. Fine.
But how do I need ton configure my *grub* file ?
Here are the concerned line from my file :
Please help as keeping running X like this is not recommanded.
Putting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text in my default grub, then running a
new grub.cfg. Reboot and the message went away, though in the console
the text is huge. I have seen no actual "fix" for this and have read
that Nvidia is not even sure how or why it broke.
The only other difference is I have GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x32 in mine,
but with running text this setting is not used, at least that is my
I already tried this too, and yes, you are right. Message has gone, but
boot resolution is low.
I think I will stick to it until better is found, as I think best is to
avoid this message and have low res when booting. Sound more safe.
And you are right, difficult to find a clean answer, even from Nvidia.