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#1 2018-05-17 18:49:20

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Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

I've been working for a few days trying to solve this issue but with little success, so I decided to post smile
Like many other Archers my nvidia card is not longer supported by the default nvidia driver.

To get things going I decided to temporarily run nouveau. It has a horrible performance though and it freezes every so often
for a couple of seconds.
Today I was reading in detail the info about my options and the next option would be nvidia-lts. I installed it with the same results
as the default nvidia. A blinking cursor ... that's all.

When I try to load the driver via modprobe nvidia-lts it says "Not found in directory /lib/modules/4.16.8-1-ARCH but the installation
of the driver says it was a success. If I query pacman -Q nvidia-lts it reports "nvidia-lts 1:396.24-1"
So it IS there.
Best thing is that now even nouveau does no longer work.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys.

R

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#2 2018-05-17 18:56:52

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

nvidia-lts is the nvidia driver compiled for the linux-lts kernel it will not work with the linux kernel.
Edit:
as your card was dropped from support in nvidia 396.24+ that mean nvidia-lts will also not support your card.

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#3 2018-05-17 19:01:56

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

I installed linux-lts too when I installed nvidia-lts but it did not work at all. Failed just as before with a blinking cursor.
And the modprobe loading of the driver fails with the message that is not found in the /lib directory.

Any other ideas?

R.

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#4 2018-05-17 19:05:37

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

The module will be named nvidia not nvidia-lts what is the dmesg output from linux-lts?

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#5 2018-05-17 19:17:42

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

OK. The dmesg says that the driver supported is the nvidia-390xx.
I had tried it yesterday but did not work.
I re-installed it again, did the modprobe thing and ... It worked!!

Thanks buddy! Much appreciated.

R.

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#6 2018-05-18 18:59:16

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

Today, after an update of the kernel and the 390xx nvidia driver I rebooted, as I usually do, to load the new kernel.
To my surprise the problem is back. I get the loading messages up to:

[OK] Reached target Graphical Inerface

and then a blinking cursor.

dmesg shows that the nvidia driver was loaded but sddm does not load the GUI.
Any ideas?

R.

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#7 2018-05-18 19:08:55

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

Get sddm out of the equation.
Boot into multi-user.target, check dmesg, if everything looks ok, startx xterm and try glxinfo & glxgears for a functional test.
If anything from startx and up fails, check the xorg log.

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#8 2018-05-18 19:37:17

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

@seth,

Thanks for the reply.
I do not have x. As far as I can remember (this system has been with me for a bunch of years now), I only set sddm and that did it's magic and loded KDE.
If I type startx I get "command not found", which makes sense to me.

Is it your suggestion to install x and go from there?

Of course glxgears is a "command not found" but glxinfo replys "unable to open display"

dmesg, after the error does not give me any clues.

/etc/Xorg.0.log complaints of :

NVIDIA: Use the -ignoreABI option to override this check. UnloadModule nvidia
Failed to load module "nvidia" (unkown error, 0)
No drivers available

Edit: I just noticed that there is a warning:

This server has a video driver ABI version of 24.0 that this driver does not officially support.
Please check nvidia.com or downgrade to an X server with a supported driver ABI

The driver is the suggested by nvidia.
Where would i use the -ignoreABI code? I tested the kernel line on boot but did not work.

Thanks.

R

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#9 2018-05-18 20:26:06

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

X11 is your display server (sddm and kde run on top of it), startx is just a frontend for xinit, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xinit
glx* require a running X11 server, glxgears is in mesa-demos

Please forget about the ignoreABI switch and post the entire Xorg log as well as

pacman -Qs nvidia
pacman -Qs linux
uname -a

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#10 2018-05-18 20:32:25

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

I've added the ignoreABI line into the xorg.conf file.
It now goes to the graphical interface and shows the cursor but that's it.

I'm not sure what the problem is, since yesterday it worked fine.

R.

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#11 2018-05-18 20:35:46

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

OK. I'll remove the ignoreABI line and post the requested info.

R.

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#12 2018-05-18 20:58:52

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

OK. Here is what I got.

- pacman -Qs linux

local/alsa-lib 1.1.6-1
    An alternative implementation of Linux sound support
local/alsa-utils 1.1.6-1
    An alternative implementation of Linux sound support
local/antiword 0.37-6
    A free MS Word reader for Linux and RISC OS
local/archlinux-appstream-data 20180424-1
    Arch Linux application database for AppStream-based software centers
local/archlinux-keyring 20180404-1
    Arch Linux PGP keyring
local/avahi 0.7+4+gd8d8c67-1
    Service Discovery for Linux using mDNS/DNS-SD -- compatible with Bonjour
local/filesystem 2018.1-2 (base)
    Base Arch Linux files
local/firejail 0.9.52-1
    Linux namespaces sandbox program
local/gufw 18.04.0-1
    Uncomplicated way to manage your Linux firewall
local/iptables 1.6.2-2
    Linux kernel packet control tool
local/kdenlive 18.04.1-1 (kde-applications kdemultimedia)
    A non-linear video editor for Linux using the MLT video framework
local/keyutils 1.5.10-1
    Linux Key Management Utilities
local/kmod 24-1
    Linux kernel module management tools and library
local/ladspa 1.13-6
    Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API (LADSPA)
local/lib32-alsa-lib 1.1.6-1
    An alternative implementation of Linux sound support (32 bit)
local/lib32-keyutils 1.5.10-1
    Linux Key Management Utilities (32-bit)
local/lib32-libxshmfence 1.3-1
    a library that exposes a event API on top of Linux futexes (32-bit)
local/lib32-util-linux 2.32-1
    Miscellaneous system utilities for Linux (32-bit)
local/libaio 0.3.111-1
    The Linux-native asynchronous I/O facility (aio) library
local/libiec61883 1.2.0-4
    A higher level API for streaming DV, MPEG-2 and audio over Linux IEEE 1394
local/libimobiledevice 1.2.0+66+g5a85432-1
    Library that talks the protocols to support iPhone and iPod Touch devices on Linux
local/libiodbc 3.52.12-1
    Independent Open DataBase Connectivity for Linux
local/libraw1394 2.1.2-1
    Provides an API to the Linux IEEE1394 (FireWire) driver
local/libutil-linux 2.32-3
    util-linux runtime libraries
local/libva 2.1.0-1
    Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
local/libxshmfence 1.3-1
    a library that exposes a event API on top of Linux futexes
local/linux 4.16.9-1 (base)
    The Linux kernel and modules
local/linux-api-headers 4.16.1-1
    Kernel headers sanitized for use in userspace
local/linux-firmware 20180507.8fc2d4e-1
    Firmware files for Linux
local/linux-headers 4.16.9-1
    Header files and scripts for building modules for Linux kernel
local/lirc 1:0.10.1-1
    Linux Infrared Remote Control utilities
local/man-pages 4.16-1 (base)
    Linux man pages
local/mdadm 4.0-1 (base)
    A tool for managing/monitoring Linux md device arrays, also known as Software RAID
local/mplayer 38101-1
    Media player for Linux
local/net-tools 1.60.20180212git-1
    Configuration tools for Linux networking
local/nvidia-390xx 390.48-4
    NVIDIA drivers for linux, 390xx legacy branch
local/openshot 2.4.1-2
    an open-source, non-linear video editor for Linux based on MLT framework
local/pacman-mirrorlist 20180517-1
    Arch Linux mirror list for use by pacman
local/python2-pyinotify 0.9.6-3
    Python module used for monitoring filesystems events on Linux platforms with inotify.
local/ulauncher 4.0.8.r1-1
    Application launcher for Linux
local/util-linux 2.32-3 (base base-devel)
    Miscellaneous system utilities for Linux
local/v4l-utils 1.14.2-1
    Userspace tools and conversion library for Video 4 Linux

- pacman -Qs nvidia

local/libvdpau 1.1.1+3+ga21bf7a-1
    Nvidia VDPAU library
local/nvidia-390xx 390.48-4
    NVIDIA drivers for linux, 390xx legacy branch
local/nvidia-390xx-utils 390.48-3
    NVIDIA drivers utilities
local/opencl-nvidia-390xx 390.48-3
    OpenCL implemention for NVIDIA

- uname

Linux dragonfly 4.16.9-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 17 02:10:09 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And the forever long xorg.log

[   458.232] (--) Log file renamed from "/var/log/Xorg.pid-2135.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"
[   458.232] 
X.Org X Server 1.20.0
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   458.232] Build Operating System: Linux Arch Linux
[   458.232] Current Operating System: Linux dragonfly 4.16.9-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 17 02:10:09 UTC 2018 x86_64
[   458.233] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=ecaba6c3-0057-40f7-8415-45948e13f5dc rw quiet
[   458.233] Build Date: 16 May 2018  05:24:07PM
[   458.233]  
[   458.233] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[   458.233] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   458.233] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   458.233] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri May 18 17:08:09 2018
[   458.233] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   458.233] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   458.233] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   458.233] (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
[   458.233] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[   458.233] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[   458.233] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[   458.233] (**) |   |-->GPUDevice "Device0"
[   458.233] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[   458.233] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[   458.233] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   458.233] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   458.233] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   458.233] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[   458.233] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[   458.233] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi".
[   458.233] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   458.233] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi").
[   458.233] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi".
[   458.233] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   458.233] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi").
[   458.233] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/OTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1
[   458.234] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   458.234] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   458.234] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[   458.234] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[   458.234] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   458.234] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   458.234] 	X.Org Video Driver: 24.0
[   458.234] 	X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[   458.234] 	X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[   458.234] (++) using VT number 1

[   458.234] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[   458.235] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[   458.237] (**) OutputClass "nvidia" ModulePath extended to "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   458.237] (**) OutputClass "nvidia" setting /dev/dri/card0 as PrimaryGPU
[   458.239] (--) PCI:*(1@0:0:0) 10de:104a:19da:6222 rev 161, Mem @ 0xfd000000/16777216, 0xf0000000/134217728, 0xf8000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000cc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[   458.239] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
[   458.239] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   458.239] (II) Loading /usr/lib/nvidia/xorg/libglx.so
[   458.246] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   458.246] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   458.246] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   458.246] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  390.48  Wed Mar 21 23:42:56 PDT 2018
[   458.246] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   458.247] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[   458.247] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   458.247] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   458.247] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   458.247] ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
[   458.247] This server has a video driver ABI version of 24.0 that this
driver does not officially support.  Please check
http://www.nvidia.com/ for driver updates or downgrade to an X
server with a supported driver ABI.
[   458.247] =================================================================
[   458.247] (EE) NVIDIA: Use the -ignoreABI option to override this check.
[   458.247] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[   458.247] (II) Unloading nvidia
[   458.247] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (unknown error, 0)
[   458.247] (EE) No drivers available.
[   458.247] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[   458.247] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[   458.247] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[   458.247] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   458.247] (EE) 
[   458.247] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
 

edit: I think I had posted the wrong xorg.log from when I used the ignoreABI. This is now the correct file. Sorry.


Thanks!

R.

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#13 2018-05-18 21:50:31

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

Please update to nvidia-390xx 390.59-1 and try again.

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#14 2018-05-18 22:00:05

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

Well ... this is odd.
I did a pacman -Ss nvidia-390xx and I only have access to nvidia-390xx 390.48-4 I do not have an option for 390.59-1

R.

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#15 2018-05-18 22:17:03

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

OK. Since you can see a higher version than I can I decided to update my mirrorlist, just in case.
I then loaded all the servers and run a pacman -Syy

Thereafter I could see the new nvidia-390xx at the correct version.

I did upgrade and problem solved.
I'm guessing that yesterday's update came from a not fully updated server and that caused the problem.

Thank you for your help.

Best,

R.

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#16 2018-05-18 22:18:44

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

Presumably you haven't updated your sync databases (updated) since nvidia-390xx-390.59-1 hit the repos (earlier today).

pacman -Syu

If you still don't get the updated version. your mirror is out of date.

EDIT: crossposted with the above. You've been on the forums for over 10 years, and have a relatively large nuber of posts, so hopefully "upgraded" in your post means you updated everything, and not just the nvidia-390xx package. wink

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#17 2018-05-18 22:20:59

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Re: Nvidia Issues [SOLVED]

@WorMzy,

Yes. I figured something like that.
The problem is now solved.
Thanks.

Ricardo

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