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[opensuse-factory] Is there something the matter with the nouveau driver?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:32:58 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0911291319050.1440@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The nouveau driver is not in the oss repo. It was in 11.0, it disappeared in 11.1, it is not back in 11.2, where it can only be found in a home repo.

A year ago, 2008-11-30, Marcus Meissner wrote in this mail list, in reply to a question from Rajko M:

] Is no longer on 11.1, was dropped.
] It can be found in the oS buildservice.


But why? Is it bad, wrong, too experimental? What?

This is a genuine question, I want to know if I can try it because I have problems with the NV driver (it crashes on restore from hibernation)

If I read in /var/log/Xorg.0.log (oS 11.2), I see:

(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module nouveau
(II) UnloadModule: "nouveau"
(EE) Failed to load module "nouveau" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "nv"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/
(II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.5, module version = 2.1.14
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0

Thus, the order of preference for the X org people is:

1) privative nvidia driver
2) open nouveau driver
3) open nv driver.

Why, if to them the nouveau driver takes preference to nv, was not included in the distro? Something wrong with that driver?

(another question: is there a known method to switch driver? There is no more xorg.conf file)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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