20:30Tashtari: Hello, all. I come seeking help with an issue with a GeForce 210 card (GT218) in my system... the framebuffer console works totally fine, but when it tries to switch into a graphical desktop, the screen just sits blank with an unblinking cursor in the upper left corner.
20:31Tashtari: Ctrl-alt-F1 brings me back, after a brief delay, to a working framebuffer console, but ctrl-alt-F7 to go back to X leaves the console on screen more or less as-is except the cursor is gone and it's unresponsive.
20:32Tashtari: The only sign of trouble in dmesg are two lines saying "nouveau 0000:01:00.0: disp: ERROR 1  02  chid 0 mthd 0000 data 00000400" and "nouveau 0000:01:00.0: disp: ERROR 1  02  chid 1 mthd 0000 data 00000400".
20:34Tashtari: Similar errors are possible to google, but this one doesn't come up with anything that looks promising.
20:35Tashtari: I have confirmed that X works as expected on the motherboard's onboard video, which I disable when I put this card in so there's no fighting.
20:35Tashtari: Anyone have any insights or suggested debugging steps? :)