NVidia taints kernel!

If you are new to Linux or new to Sabayon Linux and just not sure where to post, here ya go. Post without fear of being told to RTFM :-)

Moderator: Moderators

NVidia taints kernel!

Postby yannos » Sat Sep 14, 2013 17:53

Just after a fresh install I got the following msg at boot:

Code: Select all
[   19.145892] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[   19.145899] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[   19.186393] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LPMU] enabled at IRQ 22
[   19.187636] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN0A] enabled at IRQ 19
[   19.187667] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:02:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
[   19.188186] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20130102 for 0000:02:00.0 on minor 0
[   19.188409] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  319.32  Wed Jun 19 15:51:20 PDT 2013
[   19.201876] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input12
[   19.650525] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
[   19.650840] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN3A] enabled at IRQ 18
[   19.651047] r8169 0000:03:00.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
[   19.651262] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth0: RTL8168b/8111b at 0xffffc9000466e000, 00:26:18:78:c9:a7, XID 18000000 IRQ 41
[   19.651266] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth0: jumbo features [frames: 4080 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]
[   20.153521] psmouse serio4: elantech: assuming hardware version 2 (with firmware version 0x040101)
[   20.188178] psmouse serio4: elantech: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x7e, 0x13, 0x0d.
[   20.317429] input: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input13
[   21.435513] media: Linux media interface: v0.10
[   21.454087] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[   21.471475] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[   21.760091] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[   21.760097] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[   21.760100] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[   21.760103] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[   21.760105] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[   21.760108] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[   21.760110] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[   21.826882] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device CNF7129 (04f2:b071)
[   21.852472] input: CNF7129 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.1/usb1/1-5/1-5:1.0/input/input14
[   21.852636] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[   21.852638] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
[   22.782791] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
[   22.782797] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
[   22.782800] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
[   22.782802] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
[   22.782804] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.


What's this mess!? The same laptop is running a Debian 7.1 installed yesterday. Debian doesn't complains about NVidia.
What's the trick to correct this problem?

Yannos
yannos
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2013 18:02

Re: NVidia taints kernel!

Postby yannos » Mon Sep 16, 2013 21:53

Well, Its me again,
I wonder why SAbayon install nvidia stuff by default?
I'm not gaming so maybe my question might sounds stupid... I'm running GentooStudio on the same laptop and do not have any problem with NVidia driver since ther's nothing relaying on NVidia is installed... the same laptop is also running AVLinux and there's no more NVidia stuff with this distro... Finally my ARchLinux install solely use the nouveau drivers.
So I still wonder why Sabayon does install VVidia stuff by default... And if I try to remove it Xorg wont start anymore... IMHO it shouldn't ;-)
yannos
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2013 18:02

Re: NVidia taints kernel!

Postby Stupot » Mon Sep 16, 2013 22:51

The proprietary nvidia drivers are just plain better than nouveau drivers in almost every way performance wise. They are provided as default for that reason. It is possible to use nouvea in Sabayon.

It's been a long while since I looked at any nouveau stuff, but the nvidia-driver overwrites some stuff in xorg.conf, if I recall correctly. Trying removing the nvidia-drivers and moving /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak and rebooting. You might need to check the chosen opengl option as well:
Code: Select all
# eselect opengl list


That should tell you your options.
Stupot
Sagely Hen
 
Posts: 1518
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:44
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA


Return to Beginners|Newbies Area

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest