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[Bug 763052] Re: Ubuntu can't boot on nvidia GeForce GT240 with nouveau drivers


Actually, forget about testing this on Utopic.  It was released too soon
to incorporate the patch in comment #69.  The patch is in the 3.18

Please test the 3.18.1 mainline kernel available at
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ and report back here.
Instructions on how to install and uninstall it are available at

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  Ubuntu can't boot on nvidia GeForce GT240 with nouveau drivers

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

  I can't boot Ubuntu 10.10 on my PC with NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 (PCIe 16x). Instead login screen I see [attachment DSC00391.JPG].
  Ctrl+Alt+Del and SysRq+B don't work.

  Why Ubuntu use experimental (nouveau) driver?!? :
  xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)

  I must install Ubuntu from alternate CD and boot to text mode and uninstall these packages: nouveau-firmware, xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and install nvidia-current package.

  WORKAROUND: Try boot live cd with "nomodeset" option. It works for me
  on GeForce GT 240.

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