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Old 11-07-2011, 07:54 AM   #16
MartyJay
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I downloaded nouveau_vieux_dri.so and copied it to /usr/lib/dri/nouveau_vieux_dri.so, ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, but no difference. Actually, dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg just returns me to the command line, no questions asked.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 11:56 AM   #17
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Working temporarily

I managed to get a working screen by using

nomodeset
xforcevesa
vga=771
irqpoll
all_generic_ide

at the end of the kernel option. But what do I do now? When I restart it defaults back to the broken login screen, how to make it permanent?
 
Old 11-07-2011, 06:36 PM   #18
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I don't use Debian, so not sure if it's using grub1 or grub2. The idea is to add the parameters to the end of the kernel file in the appropriate config file. If you're using grub1 (grub version 0.97; also called legacy grub), edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. If you're using grub2, I believe those parameters go on the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line in /etc/default, and require a run of grub-setup to install them in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and ensure that they'll always be added when you install a new kernel.
 
  


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