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Old 11-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
For people having a NVIDIA GPU and not sure about its support with nouveau I would simply blacklist it, either by
echo -e "\nblacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
or by installing the extra/xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist package, which is what you ended up doing:
(1) this will prevent the nouveau kernel module to take handover of the console during the boot sequence
(2) letting you with a working console in VGA mode so that you can adapt your configuration as needed (provided you boot at run level 3)
(3) but the nouveau X driver will still be used (and the nouveau kernel module still be loaded) when you start X if it works for your GPU
(4) when you go back to console mode (Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Alt+F1) you will benefit of a frame buffer console (again, if nouveau can drive your GPU).
I should have added:
(5) if you want a frame buffer console now but do not need X just type as root "modprobe nouveau" after booting.
Old 11-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by tuxbg View Post
From where you got mesa 9.0
I compiled it myself.
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What starts gvfsd? NetworkManager?
Old 11-30-2012, 01:56 AM   #19
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gvfs has been giving me grief as well. I can mount a removable medium as user, but XFCE (or whatever)
requires root privs to let me UNmount.... lsof told me gvfs was involved. Retarded.

I think the occasional rant, even if some points are misguided, is entirely appropriate for this forum.
If a system you love is being changed by people who don't share your KISS philosophy, and basic system utils and tools and services are being constantly changed, and (IMO) monkeyed with, where does one go to complain? The Man imself is at the mercy of these upstream hooligans!

To those who say "just don't use gvfs" or "don't use Network Manager", or "just turn such-and-such off", I say this:
How long can we be expected to do this, and at what point does our system become...not our system anymore?
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The OP's problem with Nvidia boot failures seems to have afflicted a number of Nvidia cards in combination with nouveau and the 3.2/3.3 series kernels. As soon as an attempt is made to launch nouveau, everything goes bellyup.

Very annoying because even install media won't boot. The fix was, and is, to use nomodeset and then install Nvidia's driver ASAP. However, I recall at least one distro install routine that crashed before you could splice that in.

I don't know which component was to blame, but, in my experience, the problem went away with the 3.4 kernels.


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