[arch-general] Nvidia Driver woes on Macbook 3,2
danbryan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 04:40:13 EST 2012
First of all, I'm sorry if the general discussion list isn't for questions
like this. I wasn't sure how to figure out what's appropriate.
Per https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=154496, I've had a real
ordeal trying to get video working on Arch on a repurposed late 2010
Macbook Air. I've never had issues like this with video / X in Arch before.
I'm wondering if anyone can give me a push in the right direction to at
least diagnose this problem. It's getting pretty hard to work without a
$ lspci | grep VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP89 [GeForce 320M]
Here's what I've tried in EFI mode:
- all the proprietary drivers listed on the nvidia page on the Arch
wiki; each of them either wouldn't load X or showed a blank screen;
ctrl-alt-fN didn't work and I had to do a hard reboot
- standard nouveau setup - X sort of starts up but there are weird
artifacts, mouse doesn't work, and it freezes up pretty quickly.
- nouveau with mesa-git - as above
- nouveau with mesa-full - above
I've also tried BIOS compatibility mode, but I wasn't able to get my drives
to mount. At any rate, it was very slow to boot, so I really want to stick
with the EFI + GRUB2 setup.
My Xorg.0.log when loading the proprietary driver, which just shows a black
My Xorg.0.log when loading nouveau, which has strange artifacts, incomplete
rendering of windows, and soon locks up: http://codepad.org/QFdP9Fax
I have no .xinitrc file. For nouveau, I have the default X config. For the
proprietary drivers, I can nvidia-xconfig.
I've been trying everything both as a normal user and as root.
Video was working fine under OSX the day before I installed Arch so I don't
think it's the hardware.
I'm at a loss here and would appreciate any advice.
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