[arch-general] Nvidia/vesafb/GRUB2

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 16:28:29 EDT 2012

On 06/26/2012 01:19 PM, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
>> 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
> mkinitcpio
> and vga=ask will scan and give a menu of possible vesa modes.

I do not touch nouveau drivers. Never even installed them on this box. 
It is because of having to give GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text flag, to get 
rid of the error. That is why the console looses its normal resolution. 
This is supposedly the way to work around the error and broken VESA.

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