I use the "nouveau" driver for my nVidia GPU for several reasons:
- this allows me to use KMS (faster switching between console / GUI modes)
- it's easy to use for dual head
- it eases resizing with xrandr
But I blacklisted it in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and load it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local as otherwise I get nothing but a black screen. I guess the reason is that if I let the kernel load it, at time it tries to the firmware (which resides in /lib/firmware/nouveau) is not yet available.
Any help appreciated to have "nouveau" properly loaded by the kernel during boot.
As a side note, I noticed this in git log for xf86-video-nouveau:
Author: Ben Skeggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed Jan 13 12:03:14 2010 +1000
bump xorg-server requirement to 1.7
Signed-off-by: Ben Skeggs <email@example.com>
So I won't upgrade any more as long as we have xorg-server 1.6.3 in Slackware.
Meanwhile, if RW happens to pass by here, may be he could tell us when we can hope for a bump in xorg-server version in -current