[Bug 1049497] Re: nouveau hangs during boot of life system, prevents installation

Jerry Preissler 1049497 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Sep 12 11:30:47 UTC 2012

The friendly bot prompted me to set a package to file the bug against.
I'm giving it my best guess based on what I've seen in the syslog, but
I'm by no means sure that is actually the right package.

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  nouveau hangs during boot of life system, prevents installation

Status in “libdrm” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When trying to boot a life system from a usb key the system seems to
  boot normally but the screen turns completely white after about a
  minute and stays in this state. Pressing the up/down keys triggers a
  short burst of disk activity, otherwise the system seems to be idle.

  It is possible to switch to the console with ctrl-alt-f1. At the end
  of /var/log/syslog I found many lines in the following form:

  [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: PFIFO_CACHE_ERROR - Ch 2/2 Mthd 0x0800
  Data 0x00000000

  The value after Mthd seems to change - I'll try to copy a sample
  tonight and attach it to the report.

  The system is a Samsung R580 laptop, the graphics controller is
  reported to be a NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 310M]

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