Re: MSI N210 graphics card causes boot failure
On 2011-12-31 16:31 +0100, Camaleón wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:30:30 -0700, Dean Allen Provins, P. Geoph. wrote:
>> My nVidia GeForce 6600 GT card started to act up, so I purchased an
>> inexpensive MSI N210 card (which uses the 210 nVidia chipset). The
>> salesman said I'd be happier with it!
>> Sadly, after the the initial boot sequence lines of text (in regular VGA
>> font) appear, the screen goes blank, and the disc stops working. It
>> appears that the "fine print" boot messages are lost at that time. Is it
>> possible the card does not support alternative VGA text formats?
Hardly, I dare say.
>> Does anyone know why this happens, or what if any incompatibilities
>> there are between the current Debian release and this card? Any
>> suggestions for an alternative card would also be welcome (high "gaming"
>> performance is not needed).
> Before anything, I would try these steps:
> 1/ Rename any current "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file (if any) and let Xorg to
> auto-configure the card.
This will not help, since there is a problem with the kernel module.
> 2/ Boot with KMS disabled (append "nouveau.modeset=0" at boot's kernel
That should work around the problem. If possible, use a second machine
to log in via ssh and run "rmmod nouveau; modprobe nouveau modeset=1"