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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Can't get console on MacBook Pro Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm trying to install a Gentoo only system on a MacBook Pro 5,2 that I was fortunate enough to acquire. I've installed it on a GPT disk with true EFI booting thanks to GRUB 2. When booting, GRUB loads and after you select the kernel it displays "Loading Linux 3.6.2-ck ..." and then nothing else happens. You can still feel and hear hard disk activity though. After building X with the nvidia driver, this behavior changed where after a period of time the "Loading Linux" screen would flash and turn black as if a X driver was being loaded but unfortunately it stays black.

I've tried building the kernel with efifb, vesafb (video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap vga=7680) and no framebuffer, but no luck. Currently it is compiled with vesafb in the kernel. At the end of my dmesg, nvidia loads seemingly successfully:
Code:

[    7.650002] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    7.650110] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[    7.709834] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LPMU] enabled at IRQ 23
[    7.709850] nvidia: probe of 0000:00:03.5 failed with error -1
[    7.709877] nvidia 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0002 -> 0003)
[    7.709899] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:02:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none
[    7.710119] nvidia 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0002 -> 0003)
[    7.710322] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LGPU] enabled at IRQ 16
[    7.710334] nvidia 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    7.710338] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:03:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none
[    7.710520] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  304.64  Tue Oct 30 10:58:20 PDT 2012
[    9.744028] nvidia-smi (1555) used greatest stack depth: 3040 bytes left

I don't really need a fancy framebuffer driver, I was just experimenting. I'm happy if I can get X, hardware acceleration and a console:

Here is the complete dmesg. I don't see anything that seems to suggest it's not booting okay, but then I don't really see anything about assigning consoles or ttys to any devices either.
http://pastebin.com/Yj7LNMt0

Here's the make.conf (I also had tried adding framebuffer devices as video cards in make.conf and emerge --newuse world):
http://pastebin.com/wpYqgrGz

Here's the Xorg.0.log (no fb0, no screens found):
http://pastebin.com/1hr8nKW5

The abridged graphics options in my kernel:
Code:

CONFIG_AGP=y
CONFIG_AGP_AMD64=y
CONFIG_AGP_INTEL=y
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID=y
CONFIG_FB_BOOT_VESA_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_FILLRECT=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_COPYAREA=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_IMAGEBLIT=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK_SIZE=1024
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE is not set


And the whole thing -
http://pastebin.com/mufFDQMi

Any help would be appreciated! It feels like the machine's working okay, except for the small problem that I can't see anything :oops:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boot cd post result of lspci -k or lspci -n
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey DONAHUE,

Code:

lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b3)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
00:03.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.2 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
   Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2
00:03.3 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0a98 (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
00:03.5 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:06.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:06.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:08.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
   Kernel modules: forcedeth
00:0b.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 SATA Controller (rev b1)
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device cb79
   Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:15.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:16.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
00:17.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] (rev a1)
   Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device 00b0
   Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device 008d
   Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
   Kernel modules: ssb
05:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): LSI Corporation FW643 PCI Express 1394b Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 07)
   Subsystem: LSI Corporation Device 5900
   Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
   Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either:
menuconfig for nvidia driver:(better 3d acceleration)
Quote:
Graphics support --->
<*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
--- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
< > AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
< > Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
< > SiS chipset support
< > VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration
(2) Maximum number of GPUs
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
< > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
< > Intel GMA500 Stub Driver
<*> Lowlevel video output switch controls
<*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[ ] Framebuffer foreign endianness support --->
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
[*] Enable Tile Blitting Support
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
< > Cirrus Logic support
< > Permedia2 support
< > CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support
< > Arc Monochrome LCD board support
[ ] Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support (NEW)
[ ] IMS Twin Turbo display support (NEW)
< > VGA 16-color graphics support
< > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
[ ] VESA VGA graphics support (NEW)

[ ] EFI-based Framebuffer Support (NEW)
< > N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support
< > Hercules mono graphics support
< > Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support
< > nVidia Framebuffer Support
< > nVidia Riva support
< > Intel740 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support
< > Matrox acceleration
< > ATI Radeon display support
< > ATI Rage128 display support
< > ATI Mach64 display support
< > S3 Trio/Virge support
< > S3 Savage support
< > SiS/XGI display support
< > VIA UniChrome (Pro) and Chrome9 display support
< > NeoMagic display support
< > IMG Kyro support
< > 3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5 display support
< > 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (sst1) support
< > VIA VT8623 support
< > Trident/CyberXXX/CyberBlade support
< > ARK 2000PV support
< > Permedia3 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > Fujitsu carmine frame buffer support
[ ] AMD Geode family framebuffer support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > SMSC UFX6000/7000 USB Framebuffer support
< > Displaylink USB Framebuffer support
< > Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
< > E-Ink Metronome/8track controller support
< > Fujitsu MB862xx GDC support
< > E-Ink Broadsheet/Epson S1D13521 controller support
< > AUO-K190X EPD controller support
[ ] Exynos Video driver support --->
[*] Backlight & LCD device support --->
--- Backlight & LCD device support
<*> Lowlevel LCD controls
< > Platform LCD controls
<*> Lowlevel Backlight controls
< > Generic (aka Sharp Corgi) Backlight Driver
< > Frontpath ProGear Backlight Driver
<*> Apple Backlight Driver
< > Tabletkiosk Sahara Touch-iT Backlight Driver
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8860/ADP8861/ADP8863 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8870 using WLED
< > Backlight driver for TI LP855X
Console display driver support --->
-*- VGA text console
[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM
(256) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)
<M> Framebuffer Console support
[*] Map the console to the primary display device
[ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation
[ ] Select compiled-in fonts
[*] Bootup logo --->
--- Bootup logo
[ ] Standard black and white Linux logo
[ ] Standard 16-color Linux logo
[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo
Optional for boot screen control, recommend leave out until running

make.conf for nvidia drivers:
Quote:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics"
Code:
emerge nvidia-drivers xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-synaptics nvidia-settings
after recompile of kernel and reboot
Code:
nvidia-xconfig
will provide a xorg.conf

Or:
menuconfig for nouveau driver:(open source, kms)
Quote:
Graphics support --->
<*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
--- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
< > AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
< > Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
< > SiS chipset support
< > VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration
(2) Maximum number of GPUs
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
<*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
<*> Nouveau (nVidia) cards
[*] Support for backlight control (NEW)
[*] Build in Nouveau's debugfs support (NEW)
< > Intel GMA500 Stub Driver
<*> Lowlevel video output switch controls
<*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[ ] Framebuffer foreign endianness support --->
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
[*] Enable Tile Blitting Support
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
< > Cirrus Logic support
< > Permedia2 support
< > CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support
< > Arc Monochrome LCD board support
[ ] Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support (NEW)
[ ] IMS Twin Turbo display support (NEW)
< > VGA 16-color graphics support
< > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
[ ] VESA VGA graphics support (NEW)
[ ] EFI-based Framebuffer Support (NEW)
< > N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support
< > Hercules mono graphics support
< > Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support
< > nVidia Framebuffer Support
< > nVidia Riva support
< > Intel740 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support
< > Matrox acceleration
< > ATI Radeon display support
< > ATI Rage128 display support
< > ATI Mach64 display support
< > S3 Trio/Virge support
< > S3 Savage support
< > SiS/XGI display support
< > VIA UniChrome (Pro) and Chrome9 display support
< > NeoMagic display support
< > IMG Kyro support
< > 3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5 display support
< > 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (sst1) support
< > VIA VT8623 support
< > Trident/CyberXXX/CyberBlade support
< > ARK 2000PV support
< > Permedia3 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > Fujitsu carmine frame buffer support
[ ] AMD Geode family framebuffer support (EXPERIMENTAL)
< > SMSC UFX6000/7000 USB Framebuffer support
< > Displaylink USB Framebuffer support
< > Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
< > E-Ink Metronome/8track controller support
< > Fujitsu MB862xx GDC support
< > E-Ink Broadsheet/Epson S1D13521 controller support
< > AUO-K190X EPD controller support
[ ] Exynos Video driver support --->
[*] Backlight & LCD device support --->
--- Backlight & LCD device support
<*> Lowlevel LCD controls
< > Platform LCD controls
<*> Lowlevel Backlight controls
< > Generic (aka Sharp Corgi) Backlight Driver
< > Frontpath ProGear Backlight Driver
<*> Apple Backlight Driver
< > Tabletkiosk Sahara Touch-iT Backlight Driver
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8860/ADP8861/ADP8863 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8870 using WLED
< > Backlight driver for TI LP855X
Console display driver support --->
-*- VGA text console
[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM
(256) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)
<M> Framebuffer Console support
[*] Map the console to the primary display device
[ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation
[ ] Select compiled-in fonts
[*] Bootup logo --->
--- Bootup logo
[ ] Standard black and white Linux logo
[ ] Standard 16-color Linux logo
[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo
make.conf for nouveau drivers:
Quote:
VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics"
Code:
emerge xf86-video-nouveau xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-synaptics
after recompile of kernel and reboot no xorg.conf should be needed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry that took so long, unfortunately I lost power for a while today. I recompiled the kernel to reflect those options and attempted to build those drivers, which resulted in a build error. My guess is that the build error is not important because it installs nvidia-drivers correctly and the build error only occurs when building nvidia-settings, which attempts to downgrade nvidia-drivers which you would presume is already at a version that will work. However, far be it from me to post too little, so all that debug info is below. Everything else emerges fine (that is emerge nvidia-drivers xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-synaptics).

Unfortunately, with the recompiled kernel and the rebuilt X drivers, the display still doesn't get past "Loading Linux..." :(

Also, I presume the answer to this question is yes, but the image on the EFI partition doesn't contain the kernel right? I only need to have the kernel it's trying to load on /boot and I probably never need to update the EFI image on the EFI partition?

I'll post the build error info here, and at the bottom I'll post my kernel config to make sure (or prove to myself) that we're on the same page

First, the build error.
It builds a different driver set (295.75) that fails when building nvidia-settings as opposed to nvidia-drivers (304.64):
Code:

lubuntu log # emerge -av nvidia-drivers
[ebuild   R    ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64  USE="X acpi (multilib) tools -pax_kernel" 0 kB
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB

lubuntu log # emerge -av nvidia-settings
[ebuild     UD ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75 [304.64] USE="acpi (multilib) tools (-X%*) (-pax_kernel%)" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-video/nvidia-settings-295.20  USE="-examples" 0 kB
Total: 2 packages (1 downgrade, 1 new), Size of downloads: 0 kB


When failing on nvidia-drivers-295.75 this is the last bit of terminal output:
Code:

/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/work/kernel/nv-acpi.c: In function 'nv_acpi_remove':
/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/work/kernel/nv-acpi.c:303:9: error: too many arguments to function 'acpi_os_wait_events_complete'
include/acpi/acpiosxf.h:208:6: note: declared here
make[4]: *** [/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/work/kernel/nv-acpi.o] Error 1
make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[3]: *** [_module_/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/work/kernel] Error 2
make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
emake failed
 * ERROR: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75 failed (compile phase):
 *   Unable to emake HOSTCC=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc CROSS_COMPILE=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu- LDFLAGS=-m elf_x86_64 ARCH=x86_64 IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes V=1 SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux       SYSOUT=/lib/modules/3.6.2-ck/build CC=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc clean module
 *
 * Call stack:
 *     ebuild.sh, line   93:  Called src_compile
 *   environment, line 3915:  Called linux-mod_src_compile
 *   environment, line 2789:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *               eval "emake HOSTCC=\"$(tc-getBUILD_CC)\"                   CROSS_COMPILE=${CHOST}-             LDFLAGS=\"$(get_abi_LDFLAGS)\"                   ${BUILD_FIXES}                   ${BUILD_PARAMS}       ${BUILD_TARGETS} " || die "Unable to emake HOSTCC="$(tc-getBUILD_CC)" CROSS_COMPILE=${CHOST}- LDFLAGS="$(get_abi_LDFLAGS)" ${BUILD_FIXES} ${BUILD_PARAMS} ${BUILD_TARGETS}";


emerge --info '=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75'
http://bpaste.net/show/61397/
emerge -pqv '=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75'
http://bpaste.net/show/61398/
/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/temp/build.log
http://bpaste.net/show/61399/
/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-295.75/temp/environment
http://bpaste.net/show/61400/

And, the kernel config, copy and pasted from ncurses. Unless I'm crazy, which is a distinct possibility, it's completely identical except that I kept Scrollback Buffer Size at 1024. And, obviously, this configuration is for proprietary nvidia drivers.
Code:

 <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)  --->
  --- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)             
 < >   AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support                                                     
 < >   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support                                                   
< >   SiS chipset support                                                                         
< >   VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration                                                                                     
(2)   Maximum number of GPUs                                                                           
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support                                                         
< > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)  --->                               
< > Intel GMA500 Stub Driver                                                                       
<*> Lowlevel video output switch controls                                     
<*> Support for frame buffer devices  --->                                               
[*]   Enable firmware EDID                                                                 
[ ]   Framebuffer foreign endianness support  --->                                             
[*]   Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers                                                                 
[*]   Enable Tile Blitting Support                                                                   
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***                                                               
< >   Cirrus Logic support                                                                                 
< >   Permedia2 support                                                                                 
< >   CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support           
< >   Arc Monochrome LCD board support                                                               
[ ]   Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support                                                             
[ ]   IMS Twin Turbo display support                                                                     
< >   VGA 16-color graphics support                                                               
< >   Userspace VESA VGA graphics support                                                           
< >   VESA VGA graphics support                                                                           
[ ]   EFI-based Framebuffer Support                                                                       
< >   N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support                                                                     
< >   Hercules mono graphics support                                       
 < >   Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support                                                                 
< >   nVidia Framebuffer Support                                                                           
< >   nVidia Riva support                                                                               
< >   Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support                                                             
< >   Matrox acceleration                                                                                   
< >   ATI Radeon display support                                                                       
< >   ATI Rage128 display support                                                                         
< >   ATI Mach64 display support                                                                       
< >   S3 Trio/Virge support   
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< >     Frontpath ProGear Backlight Driver                                                             
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     Console display driver support  --->
-*- VGA text console                                                                                   
[*]   Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM                                                       
(1024)  Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)                                                 
<M> Framebuffer Console support                                                                         
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[ ]   Framebuffer Console Rotation                                                           
[ ] Select compiled-in fonts
[*] Bootup logo  --->
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[ ]   Standard black and white Linux logo                                                                   
[ ]   Standard 16-color Linux logo                                                                   
[*]   Standard 224-color Linux logo


Thanks!

--EDIT--
Adding my last dmesg and last Xorg log for good measure:
Dmesg: http://bpaste.net/show/61408/
Xorg: http://bpaste.net/show/61409/
Oh, and my make.conf to show those changes. although I'm sure the debug info from the build error shows it anyways: http://bpaste.net/show/61410/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nvidia-settings is irrelevant to your problem with the command line console, sorry I brought it up.
having you rebuild the kernel was intended to remove kms as a probable cause by taking it out, nvidia-drivers, or configuring correctly for nouveau.
unfortunately it appears that kms was not the cause and the kernel load is actually hanging. Except you get a good dmesg that should have echoed on the console...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, I didn't think so, I just try my best to include everything. So the kernel is hanging? I figured since the screen started flashing after I emerged X and since I'm getting fresh Xorg logs which presumably occurs after a kernel load, then that meant that the kernel was loading but the display just wasn't working.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I was just expressing my confusion. Got to agree with your conclusion. I would suspect something about efi. http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/ may be helpful. grub2 with efi has not been getting great reviews.

OMG: menuconfig needs [*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support (NEW)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this one's tricky, but this laptop is so nice I want it to work for me :) I'm gonna add in that efifb again and see if it works, then I think I'll compare my kernel config with a similar ck kernel I have running on this nearby netbook. If that doesn't work I might try configuring automatic networking and see if I can make anything interesting happen over SSH/even connect.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news!

efifb did the trick, X can start now. Still no console though and therefore no boot sequence to view which is a bit of a bummer though. I can live with that, but do you have any insight on why or how to fix? And thanks again!
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