I have an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC with an Intel Ironlake Mobile built-in graphics and nVIDIA GeForce GT 325M GPU with nVIDIA Optimus. I installed Red Hat Fedora 16 64 bit GNU/Linux and I also installed Bumblebee version 3.x. When I power on my computer or reboot, I am presented with the GRUB menu to select a specific Linux kernel to boot. Afterwards, I get an error message that says Nouveau and invalid ROM along with some more specific error messages like it can not access my Advanced USB 3.0 hub. I usually disconnect all USB, eSATA, HDMI, and ExpressCard/34 when I power on my computer or reboot to minimize the errors. My problem is that it gets stuck at the same error message screen stating that it is trying to load Nouveau and there is an invalid ROM.
Does this mean that I should blacklist Nouveau at boot-up?
I installed Bumblebee version 3.x so I think that I am using the proprietary closed source nVIDIA graphics drivers because I can run optirun glxspheres properly and I get 3D graphics acceleration.
What should I do to avoid this error message at boot-up?
If I have to blacklist Nouveau, then how do I do it?
I just want to make sure that I am describing the situation correctly as this is becoming an annoying problem. I encrypted my Intel 2nd Generation X25-M 160.00 GB SSD so I am having problems getting to the pre-boot authentication prompt because of the invalid ROM error message associated with Nouveau at boot-up after I select the specific Linux kernel that I want to load.
I think that this should be an easy solution, but I am concerned about doing a search on how to blacklist Nouveau, apply the changes, and wind up with another problem like not having graphics at all. I just wanted to post this thread to solicit opinions on how I should proceed to solve this specific error message that I get at boot-up.