On 01/30/2012 08:23 AM, Karol Babioch wrote:
Am 30.01.2012 13:33, schrieb Kevin Chadwick:
I know nothing about the binary blob on arch but download the more
upto date blob from nvidia.com for my TVs running mythbuntu,
Well, Arch is a rolling release distro and it usually takes just hours
to a few couple of days until the official releases hit the repositories
Sure enough, the Arch package is up to date, so this shouldn't be a
problem. As long as you don't run a custom kernel you don't have to
worry about any kernel modules either.
I am on the stock arch kernel. I verified my card is still supported by
the main blob. I normally do download the blob directly and install it
on other OS's but its the same version through pacman as on the site
Am 30.01.2012 08:47, schrieb Don deJuan:
If anyone has any other tips/suggestions I am open to them. Thanks for
Obviously I don't know that much about the nvidia package myself, so
unfortunately there isn't much I can tell you. When running into the
already mentioned problems with the closed source driver, I was pointed
to , which seems to be the official place to go when running into
Just another guess: Have you tried any other distro (or even Windows for
that matter) in order to exclude any kind of hardware defect?
Fedora15, Debian-Sid both run without the shutdown/reboot issue that I
have on Arch, both I am using the exact same Nvidia blob. Windows also
works fine as well.
Thanks for the link, I will check it out and post there if this
continues after more testing. Though I did gain some ground last night.
I re read the wiki again and went through each step then hit the issues
section and found a part I either skipped before or thought was not
relevant for some reason but adding in:
options nvidia NVreg_Mobile=2 (since mine is a non-copal toshiba)
did not boot with pcie_aspm=force those times also did not issue
shutdown as shutdown -rF 1 I just did the standard 0 and worked.
It seems I am able to shutdown/reboot now. I tested it rebooting and
shutting down 5 times before passing out for the night, and successfully
did 4 out of 5.
What I am noticing now, is the red screen I was seeing flashes for a
brief second then shutdown finishes. So my best (which probably is not
that good) guess is that when nvidia goes to switch either from runlevel
5 to 6 or when nvidia is shutting down Xorg that is where I see that red
screen flash. Something is not happy during that period. Generally its
just wifi that is running when shutting down, though I have tried it
with and without wifi running and had same issues.
Again thanks for both of you guys trying to help! I will test with my
new settings for another day and if all seems good I will mark this as
solved and put a link to the wiki page for reference.