F7T4 -- I tried the Nouveau driver from the LiveCD and hit major problems

Miles Lane miles.lane at gmail.com
Wed May 2 06:53:46 UTC 2007


I have a NVidia NV31 (GeForce FX 5600).
I booted the LiveCD, and it correctly configured the nv driver
and set the monitor resolution to 1600x1200.
Wanting to test Compiz, I opened System->Administration->Display.
>From there, I selected Hardware->Configure and selected nouveau from the list.
I was told I needed to log out to get the new driver running X.
I logged out and then back in.

The result was that the Gnome desktop never got displayed.
Rather, I got reoccurring errors stating that something was
wrong with the "greeter."  I'll reproduce and file a bug with the
exact wording.

Then, when I tried to switch to a VT, I found it was busted.
As far as I can tell, nothing was being rendered on the VT.
Rather, the video image from GDM kept getting displayed.
Each time I hit Enter, the whole image of GDM would rotate to the
right and wrap around onto the left side of the screen.


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