2019-08-11 14:50:02 UTC
Lately I've been playing with creating my own Debian ISO files with some
drivers in them. In doing so I have found an issue with the installer which is
causing me some problems.
When I use the pkgsel line in my default.preseed file to install either the
package nvidia-driver or broadcom-sta-dkms, the screen will go black directly
after the installer installed one of these packages. It will not go back to
normal, even after waiting over for 10 minutes and constantly moving the mouse
and pressing buttons on the keyboard, but the installer itself doesn't crash.
If the default.preseed file automates every step after installing one or both
of these packages, the installation will finish without other issues, even with
the black screen.
When I don't have the nvidia-driver or broadcom-sta-dkms package in my
default.preseed, I do not experience this issue. I have tested this on an
Alienware Steam Machine, a Zotac ZBOX-CI323NANO (which has intel graphics) and
in Virtualbox and I'm seeing this issue on all of them.
I think this is related to dkms being triggered, as I haven't seen this issue
being caused by other packages so far. I hope this can be resolved without
having to rebuild these packages to not do so.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled