#666 closed System Defect (wontfix)

PC-BSD 9.1 RC1 (and 9.0 stable) Won't Recognize GeForce 8400

Reported by: wmichaelb Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 9.1-RC1
Keywords: nVidia, video Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

In a nutshell, I'm trying to boot the 9.1 RC1 install DVD; it's one I picked up at the Ohio Linux Fest at the BSD booth. I've tried two different mother boards and two different cards in the nVidia 8400GS series. One is by MSI and one by ASUS. The board layouts are different. A GeForce? 200 series on another machine works fine, so it seems unique to this series. The system correctly identifies either card as nVidia, and then loads the nVidia driver. But when X starts up, the screen goes to a mish mash of colored squares and jagged patterns. Selecting the VESA driver at startup generates exactly the same result, so it may not be the nVidia driver itself. Kernel? Installer?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by wmichaelb

To be specific, one mother board is by Asrock and one by Intel. One video card is by MSI and one by ASUS.

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by dlavigne

Can you try RC3 and let us know if it fixes the issue? There have been some improvements to the video detection since RC1. If it is still an issue, what does the Hardware Compatibility app (first icon on the left of the installation screen) say about the Video?

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by joshms

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing this ticket due to inactivity from the reporter. Please reopen if you are still having trouble with the current release of PCBSD. Thanks!

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