Nouveau fails with F17 Beta on GeForce 6150 (NV4E)

Marcel Oliver m.oliver at jacobs-university.de
Thu Apr 19 11:39:37 UTC 2012


Hi,

I am having worsening problems with the nouveau driver on GeForce 6150
(NV4E), this is the onboard graphics on the ASUS M2NPV-VM.  So I tried
F17 Beta (x86) yesterday to see what the status is.  Result: total
failure - the screen goes to a very dark blue and the keyboard appears
also dead.

This same problem already shows up on F16 with any of the 3.3 kernels
(last working kernel is 3.2.10-3 without acceleration, acceleration
never worked on this chip), see

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=810490

Question:

- Should I file another bug report on F17 beta?

- If so, what are the chances that someone looks at it?

- Is there any easy way to extract the requested debug information
  from the system in the failing configuration?  Ideally, I'd like to
  write out to USB stick without installing the system, but since no
  user interaction is possible, that seems too much to ask?
  Alternatively, if I install on a scratch partition, is there a way
  to instrument the startup code to write the necessary debug
  information to disk for later inspection from a working system?
  Networking would be a bit of a pain to bring up...

Any comments appreciated, also an estimate of the chances of being
able to use Fedora on this machine again...

Regards,
Marcel


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