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Old 07-09-2012, 06:53 PM
Default uvesafb + sound hiccup


Since the latest NVidia closed source drivers (running wheezy) there
appears a message in syslog:

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 console
NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.

All I get is the message, no other problems...

Googling one discovers that one of the ways to avoid this is to install
uvesafb. There is a good HOWTO:


Following that and using uvesafb the message disappears.

But I get one nasty result of uvesafb that I never have with vesafb and
that is when I play a sound stream and switch between tty's with
Ctrl+Alt+F<x> the sound "hiccups", i.e. it stops for a split second.

Can anyone verify that? Maybe forget about uvesafb and live with the


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