[arch-general] New nvidia driver - video mode not recognized - remove vga= from kernel line?

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Oct 28 21:57:19 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 09:36:52PM -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> Guys,
> 	To add to the nvidia issues, after update to the latest driver (nvidia
> 260.19.12-1) the machine stops during boot due to (Invalid video mode, press
> enter to see list....)
> 	Pressing enter then lists the available modes. However, when I enter one of the
> listed modes, it is rejected and I get prompted again with the (Invalid video
> mode, press enter to see list....).
> 	I don't know whether this is a bug, a KMS thing, or what, but I have never had
> any problems passing vga=0x31a on the kernel line with the nvidia driver before.
> (I know with ATI, KMS early is recommended, and no vga= on the kernel line)
> 	Is anybody else seeing this? Should I just remove the vga= line?
> 	After letting the (Invalid video mode, press enter to see list....) prompt
> time-out, it all continues fine and the nvidia driver loads without issue. What
> say the experts?

Specify the mode as decimal instead of hex -- in this case it'd be 794.

dave reisner

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