Document workarounds for NVIDIA Maxwell series graphics cards
Keywords: NV110 family, Maxwell, NV124 (GM204) chipset. See the parent ticket if you need details. Symptoms: the Greeter doesn't start (Tails 3.0~beta3), or graphics operation are so slow it's unusable (some Tails 2.x). As said on #11831#note-81 I don't see what we can do about it, so please add this to the Known Issues page, so that people get a chance to learn about this before they buy a fancy new laptop.
https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/CodeNames/#nv110familymaxwell and https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix/ have some background info & terminology.
Thanks in advance!
#1 Updated by anonym about 2 years ago
I've seen a WhisperBack report (1303650f57d2aa0c9d736f8ed1189c94) that implies that passing
nouveau.noaccel=1 on the Kernel cmdline fixes the issue (probably you get some performance issues though). Documenting this workaround would be nice, ideally after confirming the fix with some other user.
#2 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago
- Subject changed from Document that NVIDIA Maxwell series graphics cards are not supported to Document workarounds for NVIDIA Maxwell series graphics cards
- Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
And #11831#note-98 teaches us that on 3.0~rc1,
nouveau.modeset=0 fixes the problem (except HDMI output still doesn't work) with a GeForce GTX 970M. So IMO we should document both as possible workarounds, i.e. have users try each until they find one that works.
Setting as "In Progress" as we now know exactly what to document.
#4 Updated by emmapeel almost 2 years ago
- Assignee deleted (
- % Done changed from 10 to 50
- QA Check set to Ready for QA
- Feature Branch set to emmapeel:doc/12438-known-nvidia-issue