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Re: video driver?

D. R. Evans composed on 2017-07-17 14:19 (UTC-0600):

> Beginning a couple of weeks ago, I started to experience occasional freezes or
> sudden blank screens on my 64-bit jessie system.

> It just happened again, and this time the following appeared in the syslog:
>   Jul 17 13:55:05 homebrew kernel: [24064.296254] nouveau E[
> PFIFO][0000:01:00.0] write fault at 0x000029d000 [PTE] from GR/GPC0/GPCCS on
> channel 0x003fbad000 [Xorg[2071]]

> followed by several more messages that appear to be related, the last of which
> was:

> Jul 17 13:58:23 homebrew kernel: [24262.075187] nouveau E[     DRM] GPU lockup
> - switching to software fbcon

> I don't know how a particular driver gets chosen by the system, but is there a
> different driver I could try?
Purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and install xserver-xorg-video-modesetting. If
there are no remnants of proprietary NVidia driver remaining, then the
modesetting driver should be used automatically. In Stretch, the modesetting
driver has been incorporated into the xerver and used by default with many gfxchips.

> Also, is there a way to find out when was the last time that nouveau was
> updated on my system? If it was a couple of weeks ago, then I would be even
> more sure that it's the culprit.
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