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Old 02-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Nouveau and kernel 3.5+

Arch, maybe others running nouveau.

Firefox-Thunderbird launch freezes the 64 bit machines I have since kernel 3.5, not the 32 bit machines. No keyboard-mouse, scrambled display, can't ssh into. Needs hard reset. I've stopped using both for now. It's a nouveau problem.
uname -a
Linux 3.7.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 11 20:20:58 EET 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux
pacman -Ss nouveau
extra/nouveau-dri 9.0.2-1 [installed]
    Mesa classic DRI + Gallium3D drivers for Nouveau
extra/xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.6-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) [installed]
pacman -Ss firefox
extra/firefox 18.0.2-1 [installed]
free -h
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1.8G       332M       1.5G         0B        36M       138M
lspci -nn -k | grep -A 2 VGA
+00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] [10de:03d6] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83a4]
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Can't give you an error when run from shell because Firefox-Thunderbird launch is an immediate freeze. I really can't see anything in the xorg logs.

I found a temporary fix to the freezing.
sudo mv /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/ /usr/lib/xorg/modles/dri/
That's 3D. Thunderbird now works, so does Firefox, but it complains about a security componet missing.
Anyone have any other answers? I could switch to nvidia's drivers I guess.


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