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Old 11-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
Wantoast
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Boot hangs at "checking PRAMIN for image..." on Acer 5750G (Nvidia Optimus?)


Hi.
As the title says: I've just completed the installation (Slackware 14.1) and, rebooting, I get a problem. It arrives at:

Code:
- VGA switcheroo: detected Optimus DSM method \_SB_.PC10.PEGO.PEGPhandle
- nouveau 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
- nouveau [DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] BOOT0: 0x0d9100a1
- nouveau [DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] Chipset: GF119 (NVD9)
- nouveau [DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] Family: NVD0
- nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] checking PRAMIN for image...
And then it stops. It's been like that for at least ten minutes, so I guess it's not that I have to wait.
I mentioned the Nvidia Optimus technology, because this isn't the first time I try to istall Linux on this pc, and I nearly always had problems with that (anyway, the issue occurring while loading nouveau driver should mean something).

What should I do?
Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Wantoast; 11-09-2013 at 05:14 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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perhaps blacklist nouveau?

echo blacklist nouveau > /lib/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf

eg start with usb install stick and mount the disc that is your root partion and just do that.

something like

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
echo blacklist nouveau > /mnt/lib/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf

note: it might be something else then sda1. see your settings!

Last edited by slacktroll; 11-09-2013 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slacktroll View Post
perhaps blacklist nouveau?

echo blacklist nouveau > /lib/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf

eg start with usb install stick and mount the disc that is your root partion and just do that.

something like

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
echo blacklist nouveau > /mnt/lib/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf

note: it might be something else then sda1. see your settings!
Well, it worked.
So, I imagine this disabled the Nvidia card and let the Intel one working.
Anyway, thanks!

Last edited by Wantoast; 11-09-2013 at 05:14 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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You can always use the nVidia optimus technology, but since it doesn't seem to work with nouveau, you may have to use it with the proprietary nvidia drivers.
 
  


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