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#26 2011-03-05 18:57:18

CPU Gastronomy
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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

It seems that it is a kernel bug after all : http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=613078.   
There is  a patch, but like said Sven in the bug report,

"The mentioned patch was rather a hack, 2.6.38-rc6 has a proper patch that supposedly fixes the problem"

and that implies a rebuilt of the kernel or, in the other hand, playing with an experimental kernel.

The link to the patch : https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=43011


EDIT :
I forgot to say that, some people applied the patch and it seems to work, samething with the kernel 2.6.38-rc6. 
I didn't tested personnally any of these because I got a heavy load of works this weekend.

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#27 2011-03-14 14:24:31

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

I confirm that it is working with the kernel 2.6.38-rc8 without any problem to now.

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#28 2011-03-27 20:07:35

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

Hello folks,

I'm having the same problem since I updated today.
Is there any applicable solution for a novice like me? => Means: I don't want to compile my own kernel, I feel a little nervous to result in a system that doesn't boot anything at all (e.g. encrypted harddiscs, etc).

Any urgent help, please!

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#29 2011-03-27 20:38:04

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

As he said, you could downgrade the packages :

berbae wrote:

I had to downgrade the drm and nouveau related packages to recover the graphical environment :

libdrm (2.4.23-1 -> 2.4.22-3)
libgl (7.10-1 -> 7.9.0.git20101207-2)
libva (1.0.8-1 -> 1.0.6-1)
mesa (7.10-1 -> 7.9.0.git20101207-2)
xf86-video-nouveau (0.0.16_git20101217-1 -> 0.0.16_git20100819-2)

running the commands under root :

cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg
pacman -U libdrm-2.4.22-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz libgl-7.9.0.git20101207-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz libva-1.0.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz mesa-7.9.0.git20101207-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz xf86-video-nouveau-0.0.16_git20100819-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

As you have the nouveau-dri package you will have to downgrade it too.
You should do that after having killed the graphical processes.

Sure, maybe you'll have to change the package name to the previous ones you had if needed.

Compiling a new kernel isn't that dangerous as long you don't save it over your current one (and don't play blindly in the config).
For your encrypted hardisks, don't worry, it doesn't modify your main configurations (ex : most of all in /etc).

I compiled my first kernel when I got this problem with my display and I had encrypted disks too.
Just check a little this page :
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ke … rom_Source
It explains very well how to compile it safely without erasing your current one (meaning that if the new kernel isn't correct, you still can go with your current one).

But if it is an emergency, try to downgrade.

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#30 2011-03-28 07:52:46

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

Hello CPU Gastronomy, thanks for your quick answer.

CPU Gastronomy wrote:

Compiling a new kernel isn't that dangerous as long you don't save it over your current one (and don't play blindly in the config).
For your encrypted hardisks, don't worry, it doesn't modify your main configurations (ex : most of all in /etc).

I compiled my first kernel when I got this problem with my display and I had encrypted disks too.
Just check a little this page :
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ke … rom_Source
It explains very well how to compile it safely without erasing your current one (meaning that if the new kernel isn't correct, you still can go with your current one).

Well I tried to downgrade first, but this didn't take any effects. I also tried out some of the git-packages from AUR, e.g. nouveau-dri-git, but this even did not solve the problem.
But your words sound very helpful and stressless to build a kernel on my own, so I'll try this. (yet, I only had build Enlightenment, my favorite window manager on my own).

One more question to you: There is a kernel package in AUR, called aur/kernel26-nouveau-git, may I use this one or should I better do it the way described in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ke … rom_Source?

CPU Gastronomy wrote:

But if it is an emergency, try to downgrade.

For now, I switched to the legacy closed source drivers. Bad console resolution, slow tty switching, but it works for now.
I really miss nouveau, but have some more calmness now to try the kernel build.

Thanks a lot, and hopefully this problem will also be fixed soon in the standard packages of Arch.

So long,
beachcoder

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#31 2011-04-11 11:15:47

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

ok

kernel 38 solve

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#32 2011-04-16 10:15:42

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

sacarde wrote:

ok

kernel 38 solve

I still have

(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol

with current official state (kernel 2.6.38.2 and so on) with this card:

$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)

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#33 2011-04-16 11:35:43

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

I use driver: nouveau

with: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

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#34 2011-04-16 11:40:14

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

sacarde wrote:

I use driver: nouveau

Yes, I'm saying about nouveau.


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#35 2011-04-16 11:49:24

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#36 2011-04-16 11:53:23

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

Can you be more elaborate? What does this question mark mean? smile


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#37 2011-04-16 12:04:07

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

...only ... if you have read that link

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#38 2011-04-16 17:29:46

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

sacarde wrote:

...only ... if you have read that link

I have. What must I understand? smile

There is an information it is a kernel bug (I mean "no symbol"):  https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/22700  OTOH some archers have downgraded noveau driver and are happy. So, I don't understand where is the reason of the symbol error. I have understrood your message as if with last driver and kernel all does work.


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#39 2011-04-24 22:34:05

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

There's a new version of nouveau out.

[diego@myhost ~]$ pacman -Q xf86-video-nouveau
xf86-video-nouveau 0.0.16_git20110316-2
[diego@myhost ~]$ 

Try that and see if it solves the issue, it solved some of the issues I had with the driver. This version is working great for me with the following card:

[diego@myhost ~]$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1)
[diego@myhost ~]$ 

2d/3d, opengl compositing, KMS, everything works.

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#40 2011-04-24 23:03:16

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

@student975
I think you should create another thread if the bug persists, because it is not the same problem as the one that started the thread (that is solved).

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#41 2011-04-24 23:36:57

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

@diegoviola

Thanks for informing! At last I have successfully started X with nouveau driver (being under one just now). I have 'G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)' fanless card.

@CPU Gastronomy

As you see, I'm here smile That error with symbol appears with 'sudo Xorg -configure' only, not preventing to start X. Cirrent X11 log hasn't the error.


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#42 2011-04-25 19:35:49

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

student975 wrote:

@diegoviola

Thanks for informing! At last I have successfully started X with nouveau driver (being under one just now). I have 'G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)' fanless card.

@CPU Gastronomy

As you see, I'm here smile That error with symbol appears with 'sudo Xorg -configure' only, not preventing to start X. Cirrent X11 log hasn't the error.

You should report upstream if the new nouveau/kernel fixed your issue.

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#43 2011-04-25 20:22:15

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

diegoviola wrote:

You should report upstream if the new nouveau/kernel fixed your issue.

I'm sure, I shouldn't smile At first, it isn't "my" issue - just have got a screen similar to one presented in the first topic post. Next, why I must bother developers not being a reporter (or even subsciber) of a bug when there isn't any problems? There are thousands of packages, and millions of users knowing "aha, with this release of that package that issue has gone, nice". Must all these millions notify developers at such situation?

Agree? wink

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#44 2011-04-28 18:15:01

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

student975 wrote:
diegoviola wrote:

You should report upstream if the new nouveau/kernel fixed your issue.

I'm sure, I shouldn't smile At first, it isn't "my" issue - just have got a screen similar to one presented in the first topic post. Next, why I must bother developers not being a reporter (or even subsciber) of a bug when there isn't any problems? There are thousands of packages, and millions of users knowing "aha, with this release of that package that issue has gone, nice". Must all these millions notify developers at such situation?

Agree? wink

I disagree. First off, don't take things so personally. Second, my advice is not only for you, but for everyone who is having issues.

Since you say that you're having the same issue that the original poster is experiencing, you probably have the same issue. That's why I asked you to report this issue upstream and give feedback to the developers so they can fix the problem.

Feedback is an important part of how software development and FOSS works, and it's also one of the ways to contribute back to FOSS: by providing useful information to the developers. So my advice still stands, and you should report this issue upstream.

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#45 2011-04-28 18:52:38

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

@diegoviola

Have you read my message? smile Again: why must I (or anybody) bother developers when there is not a problem? As for filing new issues - please, believe me, during ten years with single-boot linux workstation I have reported plenty of them wink "student" means desire to learn rather age tongue


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#46 2011-04-29 01:44:41

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Re: Ugly display after an upgrade

student975 wrote:

@diegoviola

Have you read my message? smile Again: why must I (or anybody) bother developers when there is not a problem? As for filing new issues - please, believe me, during ten years with single-boot linux workstation I have reported plenty of them wink "student" means desire to learn rather age tongue

Sorry about that; it was a misunderstanding on my part. I'm glad to see this issue has been resolved smile.

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