Bug in nouveau video driver on some hardware


  • MX-15


  • Issue


  • Closed

Reason For Closing: 

  • No Action


  • Normal

Additional Information: 

Some users have found that the nouveau driver on the Debian Backport x64 kernel being used for RC 1 produces random screen lockups that require using REISUB to get out of. This is an upstream problem that MX-15 can do nothing about.

From BitJam: On the live system people can try either "F6 Failsafe" --> "Safe Video" or they can blacklist the nouveau driver "blacklist=nouveau". If you blacklist then the framebuffer will set the resolution in X so you will want to use "F7 Console" to set as high a resolution as your system can deal with.

A permanent solution would seem to be to use sgfxi to upgrade to the proprietary NVidia driver.


Closing since we will not


Closing since we will not take any action on this.