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Re: Failure to reach login screen - nouveau problem

On 2016-04-01 13:40 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> 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
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Did you upgrade your kernel prior to the reboot?

> 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?

If we can trust Google with the error message, it's a shiny GTX 970.

> Possibly you have a firmware package installation failure.

There is no firmware for this card in Debian yet, although NVidia made
it available in the linux-firmware git repository on kernel.org a few
weeks ago.  It's only useful starting with Linux 4.6, though.


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