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#1 2018-05-18 03:49:10

Spawn
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Registered: 2017-04-22
Posts: 4

NVRM Error message when switching to virtual console

Hey guys,

here's something that's been bothering me for a while:
When I switch from graphical desktop, to VT2 or VT3 for example, I am getting this annoying error msg once every 2 seconds or so:

NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, Head 00000001 Count 00028708
NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, Head 00000002 Count 00028712
NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, Head 00000001 Count 00028709
NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, Head 00000002 Count 00028713

I'm trying to type some stuff in text console, and this message appears "on top" of what I am typing.  What a complete annoyance...

Even though we may (or may not) fix the nVidia card problem, if at least I could avoid seeing these messages printed on my console?

This may be helpful:

pacman -Q | grep nvidia
lib32-nvidia-utils 387.34-1
lib32-opencl-nvidia 387.34-1
nvidia 387.34-21
nvidia-settings 387.34-1
nvidia-utils 387.34-5
opencl-nvidia 387.34-5

Though I am sure some setting, somewhere in /etc, would keep me from seeing these messages... Forever!

Last edited by Spawn (2018-05-18 03:50:30)

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#2 2018-05-18 06:22:45

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 4,388

Re: NVRM Error message when switching to virtual console

Why are your packages that old? update your system

FWIW Try adding

nvidia-drm.modeset=1

to your kernel parameters

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#3 Yesterday 03:29:38

Spawn
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Registered: 2017-04-22
Posts: 4

Re: NVRM Error message when switching to virtual console

I must admit that my nVidia drivers are not up to date, at the time of posting.
But I've updated them quite often in the past  (this Arch machine has been installed like 3 years ago).

I've tried adding the kernel parameter, as suggested by V1del, but with no luck.

Anything else I can do, to keep messages from appearing on my console?

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#4 Yesterday 06:38:51

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 6,882

Re: NVRM Error message when switching to virtual console

XID 16 is a hung display engine and a driver error
a) updating to see whether that's a bug in the old driver is actually relevant (be aware that nvidia dropped fermi chips to legacy, 390xx)
b) this is very likely very much related to what your GUI session currently does on the other TTY, so elaboration on what's actually running there (display server, compositor, other GL clients, xorg config, ...) is even more relevant.

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