One of my friend had a problem with Debian 7.6 + NVidia GTX 770. When he booted the machine with the graphics card, the kernel panics at very early stage of the boot.
The reason is that the nouveau driver seems not supported this GPU.
So the solution is black listing the nouveau driver. If you install the NVIDIA driver, /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-blacklists-nouveau.conf does the job. Therefore, before installing the card (hardware), installing the NVIDIA driver is a solution.
5 days ago