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Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 PM
"Walter Dnes"
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

I started a thread a while ago about looking for an accelerated video
card. I went and got an ASUS EN210 Silent PCIe card and followed the
instructions at the Gentoo Nouveau wiki. I have not been able to get X
running yet. Trying to launch X with startx blanks the screen, and I
can't get it back. Note that the machine does *NOT* lock up, rather the
video gets disabled until I reboot. I can ssh into the machine. It
appears to be working fine. If I...

* start a root text console in TTY8
* switch to TTY9
* startx

The screen goes blank and I can't get graphics or GUI, no matter what
I do. I can ssh in from another machine and things look OK. As a
matter of fact, I can {CTRL-ALT-F8} and blindly issue the command
"reboot" or "halt -p", and it gets executed. The attached Xorg.log file
shows nothing wrong. "Xorg -configure" does generate an xorg.conf.new
file, but screams about...

================================================== ==================
(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
================================================== ==================

The Gentoo Nouveau wiki says that message comes either from disabling
DRI (which I didn't do) or from the wrong opengl. I only have the xorg
version. Any ideas? Do the proprietary Nvidia drivers work with kernel
3.2.12? I'm running with mdev instead of udev. Would that make a
difference?

--
Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>
 
Old 04-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Michael Mol
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.

On Apr 18, 2012 5:09 PM, "Walter Dnes" <waltdnes@waltdnes.org> wrote:
*I started a thread a while ago about looking for an accelerated video

card. *I went and got an ASUS EN210 Silent PCIe card and followed the

instructions at the Gentoo Nouveau wiki. *I have not been able to get X

running yet. *Trying to launch X with startx blanks the screen, and I

can't get it back. *Note that the machine does *NOT* lock up, rather the

video gets disabled until I reboot. *I can ssh into the machine. *It

appears to be working fine. *If I...



* start a root text console in TTY8

* switch to TTY9

* startx



*The screen goes blank and I can't get graphics or GUI, no matter what

I do. *I can ssh in from another machine and things look OK. *As a

matter of fact, I can {CTRL-ALT-F8} and blindly issue the command

"reboot" or "halt -p", and it gets executed. *The attached Xorg.log file

shows nothing wrong. *"Xorg -configure" does generate an xorg.conf.new

file, but screams about...



================================================== ==================

(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol

Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.

*Configuration failed.

Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.

================================================== ==================



*The Gentoo Nouveau wiki says that message comes either from disabling

DRI (which I didn't do) or from the wrong opengl. *I only have the xorg

version. *Any ideas? *Do the proprietary Nvidia drivers work with kernel

3.2.12? *I'm running with mdev instead of udev. *Would that make a

difference?



--

Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>
 
Old 04-19-2012, 01:27 AM
"Walter Dnes"
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:21:28PM -0400, Michael Mol wrote
> Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.

The proprietary driver partly works. Static images (jpeg/gif/png/etc)
are OK. 1080p HD Flash videos play fullscreen without stuttering. But
colours are way off on hue. Faces are blue (no, this wasn't the "Avatar"
trailer <G>). Mplayer totally locks up the machine as soon as I start
it. I have to resort to Magic-Sysrq to bail out without forcing a major
fsck. Here are the card details from "lspci -v"...

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia

01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

I'm file-attaching the Xorg log and the xorg.conf, if they'll help.

--
Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "dbe"
Disable "dri"
Disable "Glcore"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 04-19-2012, 01:32 AM
walt
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

On 04/18/2012 02:21 PM, Walter Dnes wrote:
> Do the proprietary Nvidia drivers work with kernel 3.2.12?

Yes, though it may differ depending on which version of the drivers you
need. If your card needs the very recent drivers (which I suspect it does)
then you should have no problems.

> I'm running with mdev instead of udev. Would that make a difference?

That one I can't answer, sorry.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 01:49 AM
Mark Knecht
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:21:28PM -0400, Michael Mol wrote
>> Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.
>
> *The proprietary driver partly works. *Static images (jpeg/gif/png/etc)
> are OK. *1080p HD Flash videos play fullscreen without stuttering. *But
> colours are way off on hue. *Faces are blue (no, this wasn't the "Avatar"
> trailer <G>). *Mplayer totally locks up the machine as soon as I start
> it. *I have to resort to Magic-Sysrq to bail out without forcing a major
> fsck. *Here are the card details from "lspci -v"...

Presumably this all works perfectly with the closed source driver?
I've never seen problems like these on my machine which almost all run
NVidia chips. I haven't tried this Open Source in years myself.

- Mark
 
Old 04-19-2012, 01:52 AM
Michael Mol
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM, walt <w41ter@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/18/2012 02:21 PM, Walter Dnes wrote:
>> Do the proprietary Nvidia drivers work with kernel 3.2.12?
>
> Yes, though it may differ depending on which version of the drivers you
> need. *If your card needs the very recent drivers (which I suspect it does)
> then you should have no problems.

The 210 chipset has been out for a long time. Been using it since for years.

>
>> I'm running with mdev instead of udev. *Would that make a difference?
>
> That one I can't answer, sorry.
>
>
>



--
:wq
 
Old 04-19-2012, 02:06 AM
Michael Mol
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:21:28PM -0400, Michael Mol wrote
>> Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.
>
> *The proprietary driver partly works. *Static images (jpeg/gif/png/etc)
> are OK. *1080p HD Flash videos play fullscreen without stuttering. *But
> colours are way off on hue. *Faces are blue (no, this wasn't the "Avatar"
> trailer <G>). *Mplayer totally locks up the machine as soon as I start
> it. *I have to resort to Magic-Sysrq to bail out without forcing a major
> fsck. *Here are the card details from "lspci -v"...
>
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> * * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
> * * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
> * * * *Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> * * * *Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
> * * * *Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
> * * * *I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
> * * * *[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
> * * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
> * * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> * * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
> * * * *Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
> * * * *Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
> * * * *Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
> * * * *Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
> * * * *Kernel driver in use: nvidia
> * * * *Kernel modules: nvidia
>
> 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
> * * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
> * * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
> * * * *Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> * * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
> * * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> * * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
> * * * *Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
>
> *I'm file-attaching the Xorg log and the xorg.conf, if they'll help.

Hm. Things to try.

eselect opengel set nvidia
eselect opencl set nvidia

revdep-rebuild # mplayer locking up the entire system is unusual, to
say the least.

The nvidia-drivers build should have screamed bloody murder if you had
any incompatible kernel options set (or required ones missing).

--
:wq
 
Old 04-19-2012, 02:47 AM
Alecks Gates
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

Wait a second, was just scimming this and saw you mention blue faces.* I have a 210 using the latest binary drivers from nvidia and it seems like all red color shows up as blue in the flash player (and only flash player).* It had never happened any time previously, and this was a new install.



Frankly I have no idea how to fix it, but I mostly ignored it until now because of html5 videos (where the problem doesn't occur).


Not sure I'll be able to reply with details after this but I thought I'd mention it....


Alecks Gates, sent from Android on an HTC G2

On Apr 18, 2012 9:28 PM, "Walter Dnes" <waltdnes@waltdnes.org> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:21:28PM -0400, Michael Mol wrote

> Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.



*The proprietary driver partly works. *Static images (jpeg/gif/png/etc)

are OK. *1080p HD Flash videos play fullscreen without stuttering. *But

colours are way off on hue. *Faces are blue (no, this wasn't the "Avatar"

trailer <G>). *Mplayer totally locks up the machine as soon as I start

it. *I have to resort to Magic-Sysrq to bail out without forcing a major

fsck. *Here are the card details from "lspci -v"...



01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

* * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7

* * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5

* * * *Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]

* * * *Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]

* * * *Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]

* * * *I/O ports at df00 [size=128]

* * * *[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]

* * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3

* * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

* * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

* * * *Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>

* * * *Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel

* * * *Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>

* * * *Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>

* * * *Kernel driver in use: nvidia

* * * *Kernel modules: nvidia



01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

* * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7

* * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

* * * *Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]

* * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3

* * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

* * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

* * * *Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel



*I'm file-attaching the Xorg log and the xorg.conf, if they'll help.



--

Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>
 
Old 04-19-2012, 02:55 AM
Michael Mol
 
Default Nouveau driver turns off video when I start X

Sounds like a bad color transform in Flash or the video driver. Maybe
the U and V channels are being swapped. No idea why, though.

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Alecks Gates <alecks.g@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wait a second, was just scimming this and saw you mention blue faces.* I
> have a 210 using the latest binary drivers from nvidia and it seems like all
> red color shows up as blue in the flash player (and only flash player).* It
> had never happened any time previously, and this was a new install.
>
> Frankly I have no idea how to fix it, but I mostly ignored it until now
> because of html5 videos (where the problem doesn't occur).
>
> Not sure I'll be able to reply with details after this but I thought I'd
> mention it....
>
> Alecks Gates, sent from Android on an HTC G2
>
> On Apr 18, 2012 9:28 PM, "Walter Dnes" <waltdnes@waltdnes.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:21:28PM -0400, Michael Mol wrote
>> > Proprietary drivers work fine with 3.2.1. Haven't tried 3.2.12.
>>
>> *The proprietary driver partly works. *Static images (jpeg/gif/png/etc)
>> are OK. *1080p HD Flash videos play fullscreen without stuttering. *But
>> colours are way off on hue. *Faces are blue (no, this wasn't the "Avatar"
>> trailer <G>). *Mplayer totally locks up the machine as soon as I start
>> it. *I have to resort to Magic-Sysrq to bail out without forcing a major
>> fsck. *Here are the card details from "lspci -v"...
>>
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210]
>> (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
>> * * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
>> * * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
>> * * * *Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
>> * * * *Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
>> * * * *Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
>> * * * *I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
>> * * * *[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
>> * * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
>> * * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
>> * * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
>> * * * *Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
>> * * * *Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
>> * * * *Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
>> * * * *Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1
>> Len=024 <?>
>> * * * *Kernel driver in use: nvidia
>> * * * *Kernel modules: nvidia
>>
>> 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller
>> (rev a1)
>> * * * *Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83c7
>> * * * *Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
>> * * * *Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
>> * * * *Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
>> * * * *Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
>> * * * *Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
>> * * * *Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
>>
>> *I'm file-attaching the Xorg log and the xorg.conf, if they'll help.
>>
>> --
>> Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>



--
:wq
 

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