[Nouveau] Problems with the driver

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sun Sep 26 07:37:34 PDT 2010

On 2010-09-26 16:13 +0200, Piotr Hosowicz wrote:

> I can build the driver, it loads, but it does not work. Please find
> attached my local data, sorry for the form, I made it a few days ago
> and would have to build a new kernel which would also not work. My
> card is 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G96
> [GeForce 9400 GT] (rev a1). The things stay the same, never mind how I
> try.
> [...]
> (II) LoadModule: "glx"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
> (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
> 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
> 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
> (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  260.19.06  Mon Sep 13 04:54:41 PDT 2010
> (II) Loading extension GLX

This is the first mistake, please uninstall the NVidia binary driver.

> (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
> (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> 	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.0.15
> 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
> 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
> (II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Tue Mar 16 13:08:37 2010 +1000

And this is the second, this version does not work with Kernels later
than 2.6.33.  On Debian, install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau from
experimental to fix that.

See also http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/TroubleShooting.


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