Bug#689178: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: No support for modern nVidia cards (GT 610) - System unusable!
Control: reassign -1 src:linux 3.2.30-1
On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 21:19:30 +0200, Kees de Jong wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
> Version: 1:1.0.1-3
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> The Debian installer installs the nouveau driver by default. But this driver
> doesn't appear have support for my new nVidia GT 610. When the installer is
> done it becomes useless after booting into the new system. It freezes and can't
> go to any run level so I can't debug anything either. The only thing that works
> is to boot Debian with the rescue mode and install the non-free drivers.
> A solution for this could be the option to install non-free drivers if the
> installer detects an unsupported video card. This saves allot of steps with the
> recovery mode.
> The error that is displayed is the following one:
> Nothing is possible at that point, the system is fully frozen.
Looks like a kernel bug to me, X is nowhere near starting at that point,