Does one have to fire up the Nouveau driver somehow in a custom kernel?
I have been able to compile a custom kernel, but when I boot it, I get no graphical interface. If I boot to runlevel 3, I get no command line prompt. But I can ssh into the box and execute eg dmesg.
I have followed https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Building_a_custom_kernel and done this:
sudo dnf install fedpkg fedora-packager rpmdevtools ncurses-devel pesign grubby sudo dnf install qt5-qtbase-devel libXi-devel gcc-c++ sudo echo MY_LOGIN_NAME >> /etc/pesign/users sudo /usr/libexec/pesign/pesign-authorize fedpkg clone -a kernel cd kernel git fetch git switch f34 sed -i 's/# define buildid .local/%define buildid .local/g' kernel.spec sudo dnf builddep kernel.spec fedpkg local sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck ./x86_64/kernel-debug-core-5.17.12-100.local.fc34.x86_64.rpm
As one can see, the kernel I have compiled is not very “custom” since I have not made any changes to the code I have checked out using git.
When I ssh into the box and do dmesg>outfile and then inspect outfile, I can see this near the end of the log:
[ 8.334884] ACPI: bus type drm_connector registered [ 8.335980] systemd: Activated swap dev-mapper-fedora\x2dswap.swap - /dev/mapper/fedora-swap. [ 8.338589] [drm:drm_core_init [drm]] Initialized
I had expected to see lines mentioning the Nouveau driver right after, but instead the log just stops and the screen freezes.
So my question is: should the Nouveau driver have been “enabled” somehow? Or am I missing something else?