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Did the nouveau driver/settings change in the last 2 kernel updates (4.11.10 and 4.11.11)?

asked 2017-07-27 09:26:44 -0500

fixit72 gravatar image

I have an old MacBook Pro 3.1 with a dreaded NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card in it. I went through so many different live USB Linux flavours that gave the black screen of death (get the grub/grub2 menu then at the load video step you get a black screen with a cursor and everything stops) before FINALLY finding Fedora 25 with defau lt nouveau settings that would boot.

I installed and everything was great I even tried updating the video drivers but every time I take working NOUVEAU out the image in order to run the Nvidia install black screen of death returns. So I settled or resolved myself to run the NOUVEAU default driver (I mean it worked I can see the screen). UNTIL I ran updates up to kernel (4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64) after that black screen of death. I removed the 4.11.10 kernel and cleaned up the grub menu to get back working. Then I saw an update to kernel 4.11.11; tried that one... updates fine grub menu shows then BLACK SCREEN of death.

So does anyone know what changed with regards to video (NOUVEAU) between kernel 4.11.9 and 4.11.10/4.11.11?

Thanks

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answered 2017-07-28 10:00:38 -0500

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

I run proprietary, blacklist nouveau, installed the .run from nvidia.com with the dkms and 32 compatibility, been through several kernel updates, currently at driver version 384.47 on kernel 4.11.11-300 fc26. every kernel update, dkms will build driver modules, once the kernel-devel files are installed. There is a pause, of around 3 minutes, while dkms builds the kernel module for the new kernel, once the command line returns, I reboot, and choose the new kernel from my grub menu, and roll on down the road.

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