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Old 06-05-2024, 05:02 PM   #901
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Originally Posted by elcore View Post
Legacy 470.256.02 released, I'll try it by the end of the week I guess.
Other news: nouveau dev hired by nvidia, good news.
Unfortunately 470.256.02 still needs patching in order to work with the 6.9.3 kernel
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Old 06-07-2024, 11:25 AM   #902
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It seems fine here on 5.15.160 at least.
Nothing in dmesg other than the usual stuff highlighted:
[    0.067372] You have booted with nomodeset. This means your GPU drivers are DISABLED
[    0.067372] Any video related functionality will be severely degraded, and you may not even be able to suspend the system properly
[    0.067373] Unless you actually understand what nomodeset does, you should reboot without enabling it
[    9.108652] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[    9.108664] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    9.108666] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[    9.337074] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  470.256.02  Thu May  2 14:37:44 UTC 2024
[   11.849217] resource sanity check: requesting [mem 0x000c0000-0x000fffff], which spans more than PCI Bus 0000:00 [mem 0x000c0000-0x000dffff window]
[   11.849224] caller _nv000720rm+0x1ad/0x200 [nvidia] mapping multiple BARs
[   17.549998] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  470.256.02  Thu May  2 14:50:40 UTC 2024
And also, OT: it's kind of a bold statement: "Any video related functionality will be severely degraded" since it's only true for framebuffer console which I don't even use on that system.
Seriously funny though, dmesg telling me what to do (you should reboot without), based on false info (your GPU drivers are DISABLED), and a vague threat (functionality will be severely degraded).

I have a comment on that, or whatever. Not directed at anyone in particular.

1. Use of nomodeset parameter on legacy nvidia hardware is legit use, regardless of the FUD mentioned above.
2. nvidia's official framebuffer console driver requires EFI, so if there's no EFI = you must use nomodeset or risk the blob breaking the system when switching to TTY and back.

Love the kernel guys, no exceptions, but yeah.. I don't think it's kernel job to repeat this FUD on each boot or to spam dmesg with recommendations.
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Old 06-07-2024, 01:18 PM   #903
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Eh, the kernel devs have had grade A beef with nvidia for awhile. I don't think there's much love lost on the other side, either. (And for good reason. The nvidia people have made a mess for them on a few occasions.)



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