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Old 06-13-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation Failed to load nouveau driver

Hi, I've got Nvidia GTX 950 card and nouveau driver installed. My card is supported by nouveau driver, but for some reason driver fails to start.

dmesg | grep nouveau
[    9.462048] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
[    9.462167] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: NVIDIA GM206 (126020a1)
[    9.533423] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: bios: version
[    9.533902] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: disp: dcb 15 type 8 unknown
[    9.533923] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: firmware: failed to load nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin (-2)
[    9.533927] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin failed with error -2
[    9.533929] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx
[    9.533932] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: gr ctor failed, -2
[    9.533937] nouveau: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -2
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 950] (rev a1)
lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau              1556480  0
mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
wmi                    16384  2 mxm_wmi,nouveau
ttm                    98304  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper        155648  2 nouveau,i915
drm                   360448  5 nouveau,i915,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           16384  2 nouveau,i915
video                  40960  2 nouveau,i915
button                 16384  2 nouveau,i915
Debian 9

How can I fix this and normally use my graphics card?
Please do not suggest to install proprietary Nvidia driver!
Old 06-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #2
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You should look at this, it looks to me like your missing firmware.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 View Post
You should look at this, it looks to me like your missing firmware.
Yes, you are right! Thank you very much!


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