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Bug #12438

Document workarounds for NVIDIA Maxwell series graphics cards

Added by intrigeri about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Assignee:
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
Start date:
04/10/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

QA Check:
Pass
Feature Branch:
emmapeel:doc/12438-known-nvidia-issue
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

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!


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #11831: NVIDIA Maxwell series graphic card: X.Org doesn't start, or slow graphics operations Resolved 04/10/2017
Related to Tails - Bug #15116: X.Org does not start with some NVidia Maxwell and Pascal graphic cards Confirmed 12/27/2017
Blocks Tails - Feature #13423: Core work 2017Q3: Technical writing Resolved 07/05/2017

Associated revisions

Revision a0e9dc1f
Added by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

Merge remote-tracking branch 'emmapeel/doc/12438-known-nvidia-issue' (Closes: #12438).

History

#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.

#3 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Target version set to Tails_3.1

We got 5-8 reports about this and the real fix can't be shipped before 3 months (Tails 3.2).

#4 Updated by emmapeel almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (emmapeel)
  • % Done changed from 10 to 50
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA
  • Feature Branch set to emmapeel:doc/12438-known-nvidia-issue

#5 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

#6 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida

#7 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to intrigeri

#8 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

#9 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Parent task deleted (#11831)

#10 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #11831: NVIDIA Maxwell series graphic card: X.Org doesn't start, or slow graphics operations added

#11 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

Merged, thanks!

#12 Updated by intrigeri over 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #15116: X.Org does not start with some NVidia Maxwell and Pascal graphic cards added

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