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    Nouveau or ubiquity problem on my machine (ubuntu alpha3

    Hi,

    I finally managed to get alpha 3 installed on my computer, but to do that I had to perform the upgrade (update-manager -d) over my 9.10 installation. I couldn't use a free partition like I was hoping.

    The problem is, the live cd will only get as far as the cd's boot menu, and when I select either install or live cd, something shuts off my monitor and the power button blinks (no output to monitor I think). I tried this several times without setting special boot options, and several times with random boot options but I still can't get it too keep power to my monitor. Being that I have no display and the live cd is session only I have no log files or error messages to look at. If it is not the Nouveau drivers, then it might be ubiquity or xorg crashing my display.

    It is not a problem with my monitor, because I am running Lucid alpha3 as we speak. Also, virtualbox has no problem running the iso image of Lucid-alpha3. I md5'ed the iso and it checks out fine. The problem is only booting the cd from my PC.

    Does anybody know of a command or boot option to bypass the new Nouveau drivers, and let me use the earlier open source nvidia drivers?

    (Nvidia 8400 GS)
    Here's my other hardware:
    Code:
    james@James-Karmic:~$ sudo lshw
    [sudo] password for james: 
    james-karmic              
        description: Desktop Computer
        product: P4M90-M4
        vendor: BIOSTAR Group
        version: Ver:1.0
        serial: OEM
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=00000000-0000-0000-3412-000078563412
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: P4M90-M4
           vendor: BIOSTAR Group
           physical id: 0
           version: Ver:1.0
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
              physical id: 0
              version: 6.00 PG (12/12/2008)
              size: 128KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.4.1
              serial: 0000-0F41-0000-0000-0000-0000
              slot: Socket 775
              size: 3GHz
              capacity: 4GHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 200MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl cid xtpr
              configuration: id=1
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 8
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 9
                 slot: External Cache
                 size: 1MiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: synchronous external write-back
            *-logicalcpu:0
                 description: Logical CPU
                 physical id: 1.1
                 width: 32 bits
                 capabilities: logical
            *-logicalcpu:1
                 description: Logical CPU
                 physical id: 1.2
                 width: 32 bits
                 capabilities: logical
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 17
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 2GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM DDR2
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: A0
                 size: 2GiB
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR2 [empty]
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: A1
         *-pci:0
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-via latency=8
              resources: irq:0 memory:d8000000-dfffffff(prefetchable)
            *-generic UNCLAIMED
                 description: PIC
                 product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 0.5
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.5
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci pm bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:fdc00000-fdcfffff memory:fdb00000-fdbfffff(prefetchable)
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress pm msi ht bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:27 ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:f8000000-fbffffff ioport:c0000000(size=268435456)
               *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: G98 [GeForce 8400 GS]
                    vendor: nVidia Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: a1
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                    resources: irq:24 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:f8000000-f9ffffff ioport:bc00(size=128) memory:fb000000-fb01ffff(prefetchable)
            *-pci:2
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress pm msi ht bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:31 ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:fde00000-fdefffff ioport:fdd00000(size=1048576)
            *-ide:0
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.0
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=sata_via latency=32
                 resources: irq:21 ioport:fc00(size=8) ioport:f800(size=4) ioport:f400(size=8) ioport:f000(size=4) ioport:ec00(size=16) ioport:e800(size=256)
            *-ide:1
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.1
                 logical name: scsi0
                 logical name: scsi1
                 version: 07
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
                 configuration: driver=pata_via latency=32
                 resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:e400(size=16)
               *-disk:0
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: ST380215A
                    vendor: Seagate
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/sda
                    version: 3.AA
                    serial: 9RXAWEV9
                    size: 74GiB (80GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0009aa36
                  *-volume
                       description: EXT4 volume
                       vendor: Linux
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sda1
                       logical name: /
                       version: 1.0
                       serial: e40bc4f0-abe0-40c5-9459-7f7a76249837
                       size: 74GiB
                       capacity: 74GiB
                       capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                       configuration: created=2010-02-25 15:02:07 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/��8C�� ����1��x]�\�p���p������]�]�e^���p�%��v modified=2010-02-25 15:19:15 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2010-02-27 23:47:10 state=mounted
               *-disk:1
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: ST3120213A
                    vendor: Seagate
                    physical id: 0.1.0
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
                    logical name: /dev/sdb
                    version: 2AAA
                    serial: 5LS24VQ3
                    size: 111GiB (120GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000e2393
                  *-volume:0
                       description: Linux swap volume
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sdb1
                       version: 1
                       serial: 7e1ae295-8f14-463c-8fc0-7aa9649a98ee
                       size: 4000MiB
                       capacity: 4000MiB
                       capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                       configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
                  *-volume:1
                       description: EXT4 volume
                       vendor: Linux
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,2
                       logical name: /dev/sdb2
                       logical name: /media/sdb2
                       version: 1.0
                       serial: fa6ea57d-1a87-4894-bc27-8a255b58a416
                       size: 107GiB
                       capacity: 107GiB
                       capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                       configuration: created=2010-02-10 03:15:29 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/media/sdb2��Àr��HwB�[����\�(B�(B�r��������������e^� modified=2010-02-27 23:47:11 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2010-02-27 23:47:11 state=mounted
               *-cdrom
                    description: DVD-RAM writer
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/cdrom
                    logical name: /dev/cdrw
                    logical name: /dev/dvd
                    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                    logical name: /dev/scd0
                    logical name: /dev/sr0
                    capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                    configuration: status=open
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
                 version: a0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=32
                 resources: irq:20 ioport:e000(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
                 version: a0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=32
                 resources: irq:22 ioport:dc00(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.2
                 version: a0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=32
                 resources: irq:21 ioport:d800(size=32)
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.3
                 version: a0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=32
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:d400(size=32)
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: USB 2.0
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.4
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.4
                 version: 86
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32
                 resources: irq:21 memory:fdfff000-fdfff0ff
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 11
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa pm cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-network
                 description: Ethernet interface
                 product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 12
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
                 logical name: eth0
                 version: 7c
                 serial: 00:e0:4d:bd:db:9f
                 size: 100MB/s
                 capacity: 100MB/s
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.2 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:fdffe000-fdffe0ff
            *-pci:3
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 13.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci ht bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:fda00000-fdafffff ioport:fd900000(size=1048576)
         *-pci:1
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:2
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.2
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:3
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.3
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:4
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 104
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.4
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:5
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Security Device
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 105
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.6
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:6
              description: Host bridge
              product: CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 106
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.7
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:7
              description: Host bridge
              product: VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 107
              bus info: pci@0000:00:11.7
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: latency=32
         *-pci:8
              description: Host bridge
              product: VT8237A Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 108
              bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-multimedia
              description: Audio device
              product: VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller)
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 1
              bus info: pci@0000:80:01.0
              version: 10
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
              resources: irq:17 memory:bfffc000-bfffffff
    james@James-Karmic:~$
    Thanks,
    Last edited by ankspo71; February 28th, 2010 at 12:22 PM.

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    Re: Nouveau or ubiquity problem on my machine (ubuntu alpha3

    This does sound like an issue that nouveau could cause. Can I ask you to report a bug "ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-nouveau" should take care of collecting the information needed.

    As for switching back to nv, you could simply remove the nouveau package I believe or you could add your own /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to enable the nv driver.

    Regardless this should work, let's fix it.
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    Re: Nouveau or ubiquity problem on my machine (ubuntu alpha3

    Quote Originally Posted by gnomeuser View Post
    Can I ask you to report a bug "ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-nouveau" should take care of collecting the information needed.
    Regardless this should work, let's fix it.
    Sure thing, I'll work on the bug report today I'll try to report the bug directly from the live cd first, and if I can't get that to work I'll do it from this installed version. I can see it is already installed by looking in Synaptic.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Nouveau or ubiquity problem on my machine (ubuntu alpha3

    Hi again
    The bug is now reported.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...au/+bug/529563
    thanks

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    Re: Nouveau or ubiquity problem on my machine (ubuntu alpha3

    Hello,

    And now the problem is no longer an issue for me (see bug report above).
    I had to try another daily build, the second one I've tried, and it works great.

    Fixed

    PS. I am currently running ubuntu desktop daily build 28-Feb-2010 32bit
    (it was alpha3 and daily build 26-Feb-2010 that didn't work out for me)
    Last edited by ankspo71; March 1st, 2010 at 09:48 AM.

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