[arch-general] Nvidia/vesafb/GRUB2

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 15:31:58 EDT 2012

dear list,

After a few months of running Arch, I am now fine tuning everything (or 
at least trying).

I discovered this error message in *kernel.log* file.

   NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
  NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
  NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
  NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
  NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.

Googling let me to many forum posts about this issue with Nvidia card 
and driver, but I couldn't find any clear answer.

I have tried all the cited tricks in my *grub* file:
-add *vga=0*, or *vga=795* (1208x1024), or *video=visa:off vga=normal*

and whatever else I couldn't remember, but nothing changed about this 

As far as I understand, Nvidia does NOT support vesa framebuffer, but 
only vga. Fine. My system is NOT using VGA console. Fine.

But how do I need ton configure my *grub* file ?

Here are the concerned line from my file :


Please help as keeping running X like this is not recommanded.


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