Nouveau fails with F17 Beta on GeForce 6150 (NV4E)

Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk konrad.wilk at
Thu Apr 19 16:53:57 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 01:38:01PM +0200, Marcel Oliver wrote:
> 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
> Question:
> - Should I file another bug report on F17 beta?

Can you just add the serial/dmesg output with to the bug?
> - 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...

You could boot in text mode (so recovery) with 'nouveau.modeset=0'.
Set up your network, SSH in the box, and then 'exec /sbin/init 5'
to start X. Then from your SSH session run 'dmesg' to get that

Oh, you should also have 'debug loglevel=8' on your Linux command

> 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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