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Old 3rd June 2012, 01:16 PM
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Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

Hi guys,

I'm having troubles with my Asus 1215n and fedora 16. When I try to connect to an external monitor, the whole systems slows extremly down (unusable slow). Except when I switch to a console (CTRL+ALT+Fx), then there is no problem.

Installing the nvidia-drivers doesn't work either.

Do you have any ideas where the problem could be? Following some logs, for further informations just ask :-)

Thanks in advance.

lspci (interessting parts are bold)
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0a76 (rev a2)
xrandr (when connected)
Code:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2390 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 270mm x 150mm
   1366x768       60.0*+
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
VGA1 connected 1024x768+1366+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x 228mm
   1024x768       60.0*+   75.1  
   800x600        75.0     60.3  
   640x480        75.0     60.0  
   720x400        70.1
loaded modules:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   77686  3 
fcoe                   27289  0 
libfcoe                47156  1 fcoe
libfc                 108615  2 fcoe,libfcoe
scsi_transport_fc      53339  2 fcoe,libfc
be2iscsi               72382  0 
iscsi_boot_sysfs       15641  1 be2iscsi
bnx2i                  54521  0 
cnic                   62821  1 bnx2i
uio                    19028  1 cnic
scsi_tgt               19553  1 scsi_transport_fc
cxgb4i                 32909  0 
cxgb4                 103017  1 cxgb4i
8021q                  24177  0 
garp                   14069  1 8021q
stp                    12823  1 garp
llc                    14090  2 garp,stp
cxgb3i                 32972  0 
libcxgbi               56508  2 cxgb4i,cxgb3i
cxgb3                 155458  1 cxgb3i
mdio                   13398  1 cxgb3
ib_iser                38001  0 
rdma_cm                41898  1 ib_iser
ib_cm                  41692  1 rdma_cm
iw_cm                  18176  1 rdma_cm
ib_sa                  28417  2 rdma_cm,ib_cm
ib_mad                 46392  2 ib_cm,ib_sa
ib_core                73803  6 ib_iser,rdma_cm,ib_cm,iw_cm,ib_sa,ib_mad
ib_addr                13745  1 rdma_cm
iscsi_tcp              18333  0 
libiscsi_tcp           23970  4 cxgb4i,cxgb3i,libcxgbi,iscsi_tcp
libiscsi               50527  8 be2iscsi,bnx2i,cxgb4i,cxgb3i,libcxgbi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,libiscsi_tcp
scsi_transport_iscsi    51924  8 be2iscsi,bnx2i,libcxgbi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,libiscsi
ip6t_REJECT            12939  2 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      14290  1 
nf_defrag_ipv6         18139  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
ip6table_filter        12815  1 
ip6_tables             26976  1 ip6table_filter
nf_conntrack_ipv4      14622  1 
nf_defrag_ipv4         12673  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
xt_state               12578  2 
nf_conntrack           82286  3 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
snd_hda_codec_realtek   145364  1 
snd_hda_intel          33276  2 
snd_hda_codec         115767  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              17611  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq                64807  0 
snd_seq_device         14129  1 snd_seq
snd_pcm                97170  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              28815  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
arc4                   12529  2 
brcmsmac              551177  0 
mac80211              496450  1 brcmsmac
brcmutil               14124  1 brcmsmac
uvcvideo               76346  0 
videobuf2_core         31894  1 uvcvideo
videodev              106837  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
media                  20444  2 uvcvideo,videodev
videobuf2_vmalloc      12967  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       13262  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
cfg80211              195558  2 brcmsmac,mac80211
snd                    78908  12 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
eeepc_wmi              12826  0 
asus_wmi               23919  1 eeepc_wmi
atl1c                  46028  0 
crc8                   12708  1 brcmsmac
cordic                 12486  1 brcmsmac
sparse_keymap          13526  1 asus_wmi
rfkill                 21342  3 cfg80211,asus_wmi
iTCO_wdt               17948  0 
soundcore              14484  1 snd
bcma                   30101  1 brcmsmac
snd_page_alloc         18101  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_i801               17765  0 
iTCO_vendor_support    13419  1 iTCO_wdt
joydev                 17412  0 
microcode              23348  0 
uinput                 17606  0 
nouveau               801600  0 
i915                  466809  3 
ttm                    79585  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         40231  2 nouveau,i915
drm                   242003  6 nouveau,i915,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13156  1 i915
i2c_core               37991  7 videodev,i2c_i801,nouveau,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
mxm_wmi                12823  1 nouveau
video                  18932  2 nouveau,i915
wmi                    18697  3 asus_wmi,nouveau,mxm_wmi
dmesg | grep nouveau
Code:
[    2.345847] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
[    2.345865] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
[    2.345885] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
[    3.839465] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected an NV50 generation card (0x0a8b00b1)
[    3.848185] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from PRAMIN
[    3.848217] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: ... BIOS signature not found
[    3.848222] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from PROM
[    3.848237] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: ... BIOS signature not found
[    3.848241] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from PCIROM
[    3.848417] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Invalid ROM contents
[    3.848596] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: ... BIOS signature not found
[    3.848601] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from ACPI
[    4.103228] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: ... appears to be valid
[    4.103239] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: BIT BIOS found
[    4.103246] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Bios version 70.18.82.00
[    4.103254] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: TMDS table version 2.0
[    4.103947] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: MXM: no VBIOS data, nothing to do
[    4.103954] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DCB version 4.0
[    4.103961] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DCB outp 00: 02020362 00020010
[    4.103966] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DCB conn 00: 00002061
[    4.103991] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Adaptor not initialised, running VBIOS init tables.
[    4.103997] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 0 at offset 0x6E9B
[    4.125021] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 0x6E19: i2c wr fail: -5
[    4.145314] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 1 at offset 0x7361
[    4.173229] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 2 at offset 0x822C
[    4.173287] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 3 at offset 0x8245
[    4.174383] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 4 at offset 0x832C
[    4.174389] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Parsing VBIOS init table at offset 0x8391
[    4.195279] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 3 available performance level(s)
[    4.195289] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 0: core 135MHz shader 270MHz memory 135MHz timing 2 voltage 850mV
[    4.195299] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 1: core 405MHz shader 810MHz memory 405MHz timing 1 voltage 850mV
[    4.195308] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 3: core 475MHz shader 1092MHz memory 790MHz timing 0 voltage 900mV
[    4.195385] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: c: core 405MHz shader 810MHz memory 405MHz voltage 850mV
[    4.201339] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected 512MiB VRAM
[    4.201981] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 512 MiB GART (aperture)
[    4.285182] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: ACPI backlight interface available, not registering our own
[    4.370145] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: allocated 1024x768 fb: 0x310000, bo ffff8801039bd800
[    4.370346] fb1: nouveaufb frame buffer device
[    4.370356] [drm] Initialized nouveau 0.0.16 20090420 for 0000:04:00.0 on minor 1
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Old 4th June 2012, 08:55 PM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

Update 1:When I plug in the VGA-Cable BEFORE turning on the netbook, Gnome 3 falls into fallback (2D) mode, but it works without any errors.
May be related to Bug 679601 (link) ?

Update 2:With Linux Mint 13 (MATE) it works until 1600x1200 (which is the maximum supported from the external monitor)
Fedora 16 (Gnome 3) crashed with various resolutions.

Do you need more information?

Greetings

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Old 6th June 2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

You have two graphics chips. Do you really need the nvidia chip? Have you tried to disable the chip?

The intel chip should be able to handle a vga monitor and resolutions up to 1920x1200
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Old 6th June 2012, 07:00 PM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

Quote:
Originally Posted by george_toolan View Post
You have two graphics chips. Do you really need the nvidia chip? Have you tried to disable the chip?

The intel chip should be able to handle a vga monitor and resolutions up to 1920x1200
I've read that its not possible (unless you use the bumbleeproject) to use the ION-Chip. I turned it off with the acpi_call module, but it didn't work either.

So I think the intel chip is in use, and it handles the lvds perfectly. May it crashes because it has to handle 2 monitors (lvds is about 1300x700 and the external 1600x1200) or should the chip be able to handle both?
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Old 7th June 2012, 08:01 AM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

How much memory does your netbook have? If you're running out of memory it will be really slow. Try

Code:
free
Is there an option in your BIOS to change the memory consumption of your graphic chip(s)?

Btw the "nouveau" messages above are for the ION chip. The intel graphics use a different driver.
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Old 7th June 2012, 09:30 AM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

Thanks for your reply.

The memory and CPU consumption wasn't that high when I plugged the monitor in. (From those 3GB were 2.3 GB free, CPU is idle more or less..).
Unfortunately my BIOS doesn't have anything about this.

So I tried following:
Switched into SingeUser-Mode and removed the nouveau-driver via:
Code:
modprobe -r nouveau
According to the (empty) output of:
Code:
lsmod | grep nouveau
It was removed successfully. The video driver was now the i915.
Then I switched back into runlevel 5, plugged the monitor in and it crashed again.

Some other interesting stuff:
  • It also crashes if I plug the monitor in, even if the monitor doesn't have power (power supply not plugged in)
  • At boot up I'm getting those messages:
    Code:
    [ 3.024953] [drm:intel_dsm_platform_mux_info] *ERROR* MUX INFO call failed
    [ 3.024998] [drm:intel_dsm_platform_mux_info] *ERROR* MUX INFO call failed

Greetings
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Old 11th June 2012, 02:56 PM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

Hi,

I just tested it with the 20" Monitor and got following results: (First, I took gnome into fallback-mode).
  • 1280x1024 and below worked ( display cloned automatically )
  • 1600x1200 (60Hz), which is also configured on the monitor, crash

It was the same when I disabled the nouveau-driver.

If you need any further informations/logs, please let me know.

Greetings & thanks in advance
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Old 23rd June 2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: Nouveau fails with external monitor (F16, nouveau, ION)

It's the same with Fedora 17...

Can I provide some more information? Anyone an idea how to solve it?

Greetings
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