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#1 2017-05-20 22:28:56

nt_carlson
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Registered: 2017-01-27
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[Solved] Nouveau init failed (MMIO write fault) on LiveUSB start up

I am trying to install Arch (2017.05.01) on my desktop via a LiveUSB. When I try to boot Arch from the USB, it fails on Nouveau initialization. Here is the output log:

Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok
:: running early hook [udev]
starting version 232
:: running early hook [archiso_pxe_nbd]
:: running hook [udev]
:: Triggering uevents...
[   3.456020] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: bus: MMIO write of 80000136 FAULT at 10eb14 [ IBUS ]
[   3.462695] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: Pointer to flat panel table invalid
[   3.911591] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: priv: GPC0: 419df4 00000000 (1c40820e)
[   3.911665] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: priv: GPC1: 419df4 00000000 (1c40820e)
[   3.911725] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: priv: GPC2: 419df4 00000000 (1c40820e)
[   3.911778] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: priv: GPC3: 419df4 00000000 (1c40820e)
[   3.924671] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: read fault at 00ff880000 engine 1f [] client 12 [PMU] reason 0d [REGION_VIOLATION] on channel -1 [00000000 unknown]
[   4.024495] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: write fault at 000030b000 engine 05 [BAR2] client 08 [HOST_CPU_NB] reason 0d [REGION_VIOLATION] on channel -1 [00ffbf3000 unknown]
[   4.024498] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: gr: init failed, -110

Seeing as Nouveau are Nvidia drivers, it might be worth noting that my desktop has an Nvidia card (GTX 970). The same live USB booted fine on my laptop (which does not have an Nvidia card).

Any idea what the issue is here?

Last edited by nt_carlson (2017-05-20 22:50:31)

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#2 2017-05-20 22:39:02

loqs
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Re: [Solved] Nouveau init failed (MMIO write fault) on LiveUSB start up

Welcome to the arch linux forums nt_carlson.  What happens after the output you posted?  Have you tried blacklisting the nouveua module?

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#3 2017-05-20 22:50:03

nt_carlson
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Re: [Solved] Nouveau init failed (MMIO write fault) on LiveUSB start up

That worked, thanks! I added modprobe.blacklist=nouveau to the kernel parameters and it booted to the root shell properly.

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#4 2017-05-25 19:59:37

Durden
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Re: [Solved] Nouveau init failed (MMIO write fault) on LiveUSB start up

Can also put "nomodeset" before quiet. Leave out the "" of course.

I have a 970 also and this has driven me up a wall for a while. I almost wish they just left nouveau out entirely as it's just terrible.

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