2.6.38 Nvidia Problems : NVRM: The system BIOS may have misconfigured your GPU.

Venkatram Tummala venkatram867 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 03:37:58 EDT 2011


I am trying to run 2.6.38(x86_64) with nvidia 7200GS video card with 4GB of
RAM. Although the kernel boots up, i just get a blank screen. I can ssh into
the system. dmesg shows the following output :

[   11.535703] NVRM: This PCI I/O region assigned to your NVIDIA device is
[   11.535704] NVRM: BAR1 is 0M @ 0x0 (PCI:0000:01:00.0)
[   11.535706] NVRM: The system BIOS may have misconfigured your GPU.
[   11.535710] nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1
[   11.535728] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine failed for 1 device(s).
[   11.535730] NVRM: None of the NVIDIA graphics adapters were initialized!
[   11.706755] vesafb: cannot reserve video memory at 0xa0000000
[   11.706761] vesafb: abort, cannot ioremap video memory 0x500000 @
[   11.706764] Trying to free nonexistent resource
[   11.706768] vesafb: probe of vesafb.0 failed with error -5

It seems lots of people had the same issues with some older kernels (
2.6.27) and this apparently happens only with 4GB of RAM with nvidia.
Anything less than 4GB of RAM is not a problem.

Has anyone figured this out yet.
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