[arch-general] nvidia 295.59-1 dmesg output

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 00:25:29 EDT 2012

On 06/17/2012 09:10 PM, gt wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:16:55AM -0700, Don deJuan wrote:
>> Are you still seeing the output in the newest one that came after
>> this update push? I am still seeing it. Not sure I really get what
>> the issue even is.
> Just upgraded to the latest driver, and yes i am still seeing it as
> well. The issue is that nvidia has decided to warn people that these
> framebuffer drivers may cause problems. They weren't supported earlier
> too, but worked anyhow. But recently they are causing problems for some
> people so nvidia thought it would be best to warn people about the use
> of these drivers.
> You must be having a vga= entry in your boot parameters, as do i. I
> tried with vga=0 and didn't see this message.
> See the following message by Uroš for more details.
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:44:10AM +0000, Uroš Vampl wrote:
>> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=2561806&postcount=39
>> Basically, vesafb with the nvidia driver was never supported. It used to work,
>> it may still work, but that's by pure chance.
I do not seem to find any mention of VGA in the boot parameters. The 
only place I see it mentioned is in grub.cfg where it loads the modules 
before you even put your kernel info (insmod vga).

But I added what you said vga=0, to the kernel parameters and the 
message is now gone.

Maybe its been to long the past couple days for me but I still am not 
sure I get this issue. I have no other video drivers even installed on 
the system and the video card is a pretty recent one. Anyways I will 
look more into it tomorrow after some rest. Thanks for point out the 
earlier reply I missed it, or did not properly sink in.

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