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Bug 607636 - sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.9.6 xorg hangs on startup with nouveau on optimus systems
Summary: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.9.6 xorg hangs on startup with nouveau on optimus...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Blocks: 607508
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Reported: 2017-01-29 16:35 UTC by Gleb
Modified: 2017-02-01 15:17 UTC (History)
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Description Gleb 2017-01-29 16:35:14 UTC
Original discussion is here:

TL;DR: Since 4.9 xorg hangs with the following conditions:
- optimus laptop
- nouveau driver / kernel module
- runpm enabled (which is the default state)

PATCH (from 4.10 tree):
PATCH (direct link):

Answering the question by Mike Pagano:
> Does the patch apply to 4.9 cleanly and fix the issue?
Yes, patch applies and fixes the issue.
Without patch system fails to boot, xorg hangs.
Comment 1 Alice Ferrazzi Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2017-01-30 05:22:09 UTC
could you try to use =sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.9.6-r1
and see if is working ?
Comment 2 Gleb 2017-01-30 13:43:45 UTC
Built the kernel, boots and works without any issues.
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-30 15:58:35 UTC
Thanks for the feedback