I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation.

When the system boots I get an error stating

Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1
Failed to create 0x80000080, -22

I tried the suggestions found in this question but it did not help.

My system specs are:

  • Intel Core i5-4690K
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
  • Samsung Evo 850 1TB
  • Gigabyte Z97-D3H-CF

I also tried the latest version of Ubuntu and the problem does not exist there.

1 Answer 1


Your problem has probably already been answered in this post.
(Could anyone more knowledgable regarding kernel modules and drivers please confirm these two problems are the same?)

  • Thanks for your answer but the post you linked is the exact one I already mentioned in my original question. As I stated there the solution did not work and I still got the same error.
    – Mathyn
    Aug 16, 2015 at 18:32
  • Oops, my bad. It was indeed the same post. Aug 19, 2015 at 19:28

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