[arch-general] Nvidia/vesafb/GRUB2

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 26 16:19:20 EDT 2012

> Putting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text in my default grub, then running a 
> new grub.cfg. Reboot and the message went away, though in the console 
> the text is huge. I have seen no actual "fix" for this and have read 
> that Nvidia is not even sure how or why it broke.

If it wasn't huge before then you were either running nouveau or vesa
framebuffer on the console and Nvidia in the desktop. This warning is
likely due to the fact that running a framebuffer and Nvidia used to
crash linux. It can probably? be ignored now.

p.s. video=1600x1200 at 85 is usually used for nouveau enabled via

and vga=ask will scan and give a menu of possible vesa modes.


 Why not do something good every day and install BOINC.

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