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0003872Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2017-08-30 08:14
Assigned Torhertzog 
StatusclosedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003872: Linux 4.9 regression in the nouveau driver: freeze during boot
DescriptionI have installed the latest kali rolling 2016.2 distro and after the latest updates. It doesnt boot at all throwing this error at startup
"nouveau: Unknown Sensor type 30. Power reading disabled"
"nouveau: Unknown Sensor type 30. Power reading disabled"
"nouveau: Unknown Sensor type 30. Power reading disabled"

and it freezes there
Steps To ReproduceJust boot into kali linux
Additional InformationCPU info: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M/Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
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kimocoder (reporter)

Hi, it's working for most of us humans out there, BUT.. some machines may freeze I've stumbled upon. But only a few cases..

Try booting with the parameters:
edd=off irqpoll

and if not that works, try adding the parameter "acpi=off" as a last addition to those too and report back :)


saratb (reporter)

I have disabled the nouveau driver, which fixed the problem should i enable and try that? if so , let me know how to enable it back since i did it using the instructions under Installing NVIDIA drivers on Kali Documentation Page

sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub


kimocoder (reporter)

Ok! No then you found your problem mister! You are NOT the only one having problems with NVISIA drivers on Linux btw.. that one can be a struggle, which i don't know the solution for. Thanks for letting me know sir!


rhertzog (administrator)

We have upgraded Linux to version 4.9.13. It would be nice to know if this version fixes your issue with the nouveau driver.

To drop the kernel command line option that you added, you can do this:

sed 's/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/quiet/g' -i /etc/default/grub

Thank you in advance !


saratb (reporter)

I have checked with both the 4.9.13 and 4.9.16 kernel versions, the issue is still there. Sorry for taking so long to respond.


rhertzog (administrator)

Thank you for your interest in Kali, but we are not able to deal with such hardware support problems. Please read https://kali.training/chapter-6/filing-a-good-bug-report/ first.

And consider that we are not kernel developers, if you know of a fix, we will gladly integrate it in our kernel build. Otherwise your best bet is to wait the next kernel update and keep around an old kernel that works for you (for example by installing an old known-working Kali image).

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-02-11 13:36 saratb New Issue
2017-02-12 14:27 kimocoder Note Added: 0006365
2017-02-12 14:35 saratb Note Added: 0006366
2017-02-12 22:32 kimocoder Note Added: 0006372
2017-02-13 19:37 rhertzog Summary Kali Rolling doesnt boot and Freezes => Linux 4.9 regression in the nouveau driver: freeze during boot
2017-02-13 19:58 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-02-13 19:58 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2017-03-07 15:57 rhertzog Status assigned => feedback
2017-03-07 15:57 rhertzog Note Added: 0006479
2017-03-27 07:36 saratb Note Added: 0006534
2017-03-27 07:36 saratb Status feedback => assigned
2017-08-30 08:14 rhertzog Status assigned => closed
2017-08-30 08:14 rhertzog Resolution open => won't fix
2017-08-30 08:14 rhertzog Note Added: 0007185
+Issue History