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Bug#1036659: installation-reports: LUKs Prompt Splash Screen and Console Prompt Disappears After Installing Nvidia Drivers

Control: reassign -1 nvidia-driver


and thanks for your report.

Asmodean <place4876@gmail.com> (2023-05-23):
> Package: installation-reports
> Severity: normal
> X-Debbugs-Cc: place4876@gmail.com
> (Please provide enough information to help the Debian
> maintainers evaluate the report efficiently - e.g., by filling
> in the sections below.)
> Boot method: USB
> Image version: debian-bookworm-DI-rc3-amd64-DVD-1.iso
> Date: 05/23/23
> Machine: i7-6700k, Nvidia 980 Ti, HDMI lik to monitor, 1080p monitor
> Partitions: `df -Tl`:
> /dev/mapper/nvme0n1p3_crypt btrfs    248993792  17590048 229590192   8% /
> /dev/mapper/nvme0n1p3_crypt btrfs    248993792  17590048 229590192   8% /snapshots
> /dev/mapper/nvme0n1p3_crypt btrfs    248993792  17590048 229590192   8% /swap
> /dev/mapper/nvme0n1p3_crypt btrfs    248993792  17590048 229590192   8% /var
> /dev/nvme0n1p2              ext2        515668     80388    409068  17% /boot
> /dev/nvme0n1p1              vfat        522224     11096    511128   3% /boot/efi
> /dev/mapper/sda1_crypt      btrfs    488368128 380438904 107203864  79% /home
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot:           [O]
> Detect network card:    [O]
> Configure network:      [O]
> Detect media:           [O]
> Load installer modules: [O]
> Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
> User/password setup:    [O]
> Detect hard drives:     [O]
> Partition hard drives:  [O]
> Install base system:    [O]
> Install tasks:          [O]
> Install boot loader:    [O]
> Overall install:        [O]
> Comments/Problems:
> `initrd` was installed with the general option, and no extra modules
> were loaded when prompted to do so in the expert installer. After
> finishing the installation, the system rebooted correctly, albeit there
> being no splash screen for the LUKs prompt, only a console text prompt
> to enter the encryption passphrase. After decrypting everything and
> loading the graphical environment, i.e. XFCE, the `non-free` component was
> added to `/etc/apt/sources.list`, the package `linux-headers-amd64` was
> installed, and lastly the command `apt install nvidia-driver
> firmware-misc-nonfree` was run to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers
> for my GPU. At reboot time, bootloader GRUB appeared without problem,
> but after selecting the kernel and the initial loading that follows, the
> console only displayed the line "XDG something disabled" instead of
> showing the LUKs prompt. Though after waiting a few moments, supposedly
> for the keyboard modules to load, the passphrase can be entered without
> any visual feedback, with only the "XDG..." line on the screen. Pressing
> <Return> following the passphrase boots the system into graphical target
> without problems. The questions are: 1. Why was the GUI splash screen unavailable
>  after the reboot following installation?

That I don't know but I'm not going to consider a big issue. I've added
debian-xfce@ to cc so that they can give some feedback if they want to.

> 2. Why did the prompt disappear after
> installing Nvidia drivers? 3. Is there a way to fix this?
> Note: I installed the same system on the W550s Thinkpad which has a
> Nvidia GPU. The splash screen displayed correctly after pressing
> <Escape> following the initial boot, and loaded correctly too after
> installing the Nvidia drivers with identical steps detailed above. 

Reassigning to nvidia-driver for this part that seems much more

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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