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Re: Failure to reach login screen - nouveau problem

Peter Hillier-Brook composed on 2016-04-01 15:14 (UTC+0100):

Following an overnight shut down I couldn't reach the desktop manager
the following day. Running a live system I was able to extract the
following via 'dmesg'. Does anyone recognise this, or can offer a
pointer to the problem?
[    0.705479] nouveau E[  DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] unknown chipset, 0x124020a1
[    0.705515] nouveau E[     DRM] failed to create 0x80000080, -22

I saw something like this on Mageia in just the past few days. The DRM and Nouveau modules were failing to load automatically during boot. I got X to work by modprobing nouveau and/or drm.

What does 'lspci | grep VGA' show your gfxcard model is? Possibly you have a firmware package installation failure. What happens if you login on a vtty and do startx? /var/log/Xorg.#.log may offer other clues.
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