[Nouveau] GeForce GTS 250M: no acceleration...
koriakin at 0x04.net
Thu Apr 1 14:19:30 PDT 2010
> Anyway, I was porting the hard disk from my previous laptop, which had
> an older Nvidia card that works quite OK with both Nouveau and
> Gallium. On this machine, the card is recognized, but I get this
> [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: I don't know how to make a ctxprog for your
> NVa3 card. [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Disabling acceleration. Please
> contact the devs.
> I tracked the point in the driver where this message is generated, in
> and I tried, for the sake of it, just to add the relative
> case 0xa3:
> line in init, where detection had stopped. Boot was OK, the 'disabling
> acceleration' line disappeared. and the framebuffer was
> perfect. Indeed, X started, but in a very funny sort of way. Part of
> the drawing would not take place - for example, no characters were to
> be seen, and icons were strangely duplicated. Window proportions and
> background colors were correct. It looks like some more
> work is required to support this specific card. If you need photos, I
> cam make them.
Guess what, if adding 0xa3 that to that switch was enough to support stuff, I
wouldn't make that damned switch in the first place...
I coded up NVA3 support already, but the original NVA3 owner who gave me
necessary dumps disappeared without a trace. Here:
Please test. If it works for you, we'll push it to master.
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