[arch-general] Nvidia/vesafb/GRUB2

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 10:42:46 EDT 2012

On 06/27/2012 04:18 PM, Don deJuan wrote:
> On 06/27/2012 06:55 AM, Uroš Vampl wrote:
>> Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>> After lots of reading, especially *Nvidia* official readme, it seems
>>> this card SUPPORTS indded *Vesafb*. So I think this error message has
>>> nothing to do here, and I will keep my *grub* file as it was first.
>> No, it supports the vesa standard. All cards do. But that's 
>> completely different
>> from vesafb, a linux driver. When you use vesafb and the nvidia 
>> driver together,
>> you effectively have two drivers poking at the card at the same time. 
>> That
>> problems can arise from that makes full sense.
>> You can keep using vesafb. After all, the message is just that - a 
>> message - and
>> not an error. It's just that if something breaks, you get to keep the 
>> pieces.
> Actually no Nvidia never supported VESA, it just happened to work.
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=2561806&postcount=39
Are you so sure?


First sentence: *The NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver supports 
all standard VGA and VESA modes*

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