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Re: What to do with base X11 for netbsd-9 ?

My HP Envy laptop boots NetBSD-current in EFI mode for quite some time
now, perhaps a year. The GeForce 950M doesn't work, as expected, but
the Intel 530 now works perfectly fine with full 3D acceleration and
quite decent full screen video.

On Wed, 5 Jun 2019 at 20:32, Frank Kardel <> wrote:
> Same EFI issue here: EFI/GK208B [GeForce GT 710] gets stuck when
> attempting to configure the card.
> Booting via CSM or EFI and nouveau disabled gets the machine up and
> nouveau works fine with acceleration in the CSM case.
> Looking at the PCI configuration the main difference is that the CSM
> sets the BusMaster bits to enabled on the bridges while this is not the
> case for EFI.
> Also more IO/MEM/ROM bits are set.
> I think we still lack sufficient PCI setup when booting via EFI.
> (lspci dumps are available on request).
> Frank
> On 06/05/19 11:25, Patrick Welche wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 01:03:49PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
> >> On another front, I cannot boot a computer with nouveau and a
> >> NVidia GeForce GTX 680 (GK104). At the point where the console normally
> >> changes resolution, the screen goes black and everything stops.
> >> (No panic AFAICT)
> > This has changed! The above is still true with EFI, but with BIOS booting,
> > nouveau attaches successfully, and I can run xdm+twm! The experience
> > is exactly the opposite to the one with Sandy Bridge: images display fine,
> > glmark2 runs. It's the fonts which are unreadable (not a question of size
> > but of artifacts. This is in 3840x???? mode. Still, at least I no longer
> > have to disable nouveau in order to boot!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Patrick


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