[drm] nouveau iMac crashes and burns

Younes Manton younes.m at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 15:02:24 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Justin Mattock <justinmattock at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had figured this would happen,
> but was curious to see if this
> new bad boy would work.
> (probably why fedora 12 doesnt boot as well).
> basically the system freezes during boot once
> drn nouveau is loaded. here's dmesg captured
> with firescope:(a bit long)

> <3>[    6.891531] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: No ctxprog for NV94

> machine is an iMac with the gt130 card
> I loaded mesa,dri, but didn't find any
> firmware(if any) for /lib/firmware

You need the firmware, it's not carried in the upstream tree.[1]
There's also a PPC-specific patch currently in the Nouveau tree and on
various lists that you need to apply.[2]

[1] http://people.freedesktop.org/~pq/
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/linux-2.6/commit/?id=a51b847bebf85e8539db6afe1627a3a17a05dfcc

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