Re: Possible 3.13-rc nouveau regression with GT 560 Ti

From: Sid Boyce
Date: Tue Dec 31 2013 - 19:42:24 EST

On 31/12/13 10:36, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 5:14 AM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
System x86_64 with openSUSE 13.1.
X.Org version:

openSUSE 12.2 kernels boot successfully into a graphical screen, login to
KDE4, etc. all normal.

3.13-rc kernels boot fully with X running but no graphical screen and it
freezes in VC with not all the startup messages displayed but I could ssh in
from another box to check dmesg and logs.

Xorg.0.log which I thought I had saved did not log an error.

dmesg said "nouveau Playlist update failed".

Changed the GeForce GT 560 Ti for a GeForce 8600 GT and 3.13.0-rc6 is up and

If necessary I can go back to the GT 560 Ti to gather dmesg and Xorg log
Having a dmesg would be nice. One thing I can think of off-hand is
that 3.13-rc has MSI turned on by default. You can turn it off by
adding "nouveau.config=NvMSI=0" to your kernel cmdline. If that
doesn't help, a bisect restricted to drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau should
show the offending commit fairly quickly.


Adding "nouveau.config=NvMSI=0" to the command line fixed the problem.
So it looks like commit 049ffa8ab33a63b3bff672d1a0ee6a35ad253fe8 introduced it.
Thanks Ilia,

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