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Re: [Debian-Stretch on macmini-4.1] Can't get X working with nvidia




On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 12:21:17AM +0100, Ennio-Sr wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> since I installed new kernels (i.e. 4.9.0 and 4.14.0-0) to be
> half-protected against Meltdown/Spectre I was having freezing problems
> with X using 'nouveau' driver (never had any problem with older
> kernels). So i decided to try the original non-free nvidia driver as
> provided by the nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver and relted packages. Now,
> after struggling for a couple of days to search the web for a possible
> solution to the 'black screen' coming out running startx, I'm curious to
> know if there is any of you with the same hardware who found a
> workaround and would share it.

I do have a macbookpro and for me it was exactly the issue. e.g. The
graphics adapter by default is not bus master.

> 
> Looking at the various logs I can't find any clue. 
> Reading <https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#configure> I also
> consulted the suggested link 'http://askubuntu.com/a/613573/134848' but
> as its author worked on a MacBook7,1 whereas mine is macmini4,1 I'm
> afraid either I misunderstood his advices concerning the 'setpci -s' (my
> values where different) or that patch is not applicable to macmini.
> 


what is the result of 
nvidia-detect
?


what does 
sudo lshw -businfo -class bridge -class display
report back?

and the file you created
/etc/grub.d/01_enable_vga.conf

can you pleas list the contents of this file?




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