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    Thumbs down Cannot install Nvidia driver in 15.3 and Tumbleweed

    After years of Nvidia driver installations, I cannot install it on 15.3 and Tumbleweed. Both operating systems are updated before installation. On the same computer, the driver works with previous versions of Leap. 20 80 Ti is the card.

    I have tried both installing the downloaded package and from Nvidia repository.

    The software is installed correctly in runlevels 3 or 1. The problems start when graphical interface is requested.

    Switching to runlevel 5 leads to a crash. Hard reboot is needed after the crash. I couldn't find any meaningful diagnostic messages.

    Attempting to run startx fails with a message

    Code:
    "VGA arbitration: cannot restore default device"

    Before starting graphics, Yast's Hardware Information shows that the nvidia is the driver of the card. And before Nvidia driver's installation, the nouveau driver works correctly.

    In Tumbleweed, the kernel version is 5.12.13-1-default. I don't remember the kernel version of 15.3 after updating after installation.


    I have tried the following - nothing helped:

    Running nvidia-xconfig
    Deleting xorg.conf
    Adding BusID of the card in xorg.conf
    Reinstalling the OS
    Booting with kernel parameters pci=realloc and pci=noaer
    Trying driver versions 460.84, 465.31, 470.42
    Blacklisting nvidiafb, nouveau, rtsx_usb
    Running mkinitrd after installation attempts.

    The output of startx contains

    Code:
    xauth:  file /root/.serverauth.2381 does not exist
    
    X.Org X Server 1.20.11
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 5.12.13-1-default #1 SMP Mon Jun 28 06:37:23 UTC 2021 (74bd8c0) x86_64
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.12.13-1-default root=UUID=... splash=verbose 3 pci=noaer mitigations=auto
    Build Date: 17 June 2021  12:00:00AM
     
    Current version of pixman: 0.40.0
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Jul  5 00:29:30 2021
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (EE) Fatal server error:
    (EE) no screens found(EE) 
    (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. 
    (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    (EE) VGA Arbitration: Cannot restore default device.
    (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    xinit: giving up
    xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
    xinit: server error
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    xinit failed. /usr/bin/Xorg is not setuid, maybe that's the reason?
    If so either use a display manager (strongly recommended) or adjust /etc/permissions.local and run "chkstat --system --set" afterwards

    The Xorg.log.0 contains

    Code:
    [   296.508] 
    X.Org X Server 1.20.11
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    [   296.508] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    [   296.508] Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 5.12.13-1-default #1 SMP Mon Jun 28 06:37:23 UTC 2021 (74bd8c0) x86_64
    [   296.508] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.12.13-1-default root=UUID=... splash=verbose 3 pci=noaer mitigations=auto
    [   296.508] Build Date: 17 June 2021  12:00:00AM
    [   296.508]  
    [   296.508] Current version of pixman: 0.40.0
    [   296.508]     Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
    [   296.508] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    [   296.508] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Jul  5 00:29:30 2021
    [   296.509] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    [   296.509] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    [   296.509] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    [   296.509] (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
    [   296.509] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    [   296.509] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
    [   296.510] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
    [   296.510] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    [   296.510] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
    [   296.510] (==) Automatically adding devices
    [   296.510] (==) Automatically enabling devices
    [   296.510] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
    [   296.510] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
    [   296.510] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
    [   296.510]     Entry deleted from font path.
    [   296.510] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,
        /usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/ghostscript/,
        /usr/share/fonts/cyrillic:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/truetype/,
        built-ins
    [   296.510] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    [   296.510] (WW) Ignoring unrecognized extension "XFree86-DGA"
    [   296.510] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
    [   296.510] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
    [   296.510] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
    [   296.510] (II) Loader magic: 0x5584e611ea00
    [   296.510] (II) Module ABI versions:
    [   296.510]     X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    [   296.510]     X.Org Video Driver: 24.1
    [   296.510]     X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
    [   296.510]     X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
    [   296.511] (++) using VT number 1
    
    [   296.513] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/_31
    [   296.514] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
    [   296.514] (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/dri/card0 226:0 fd 11 paused 0
    [   296.536] (--) PCI:*(101@0:0:0) 10de:1e04:3842:2281 rev 161, Mem @ 0xd7000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xd0000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000b000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
    [   296.536] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    [   296.536] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    [   296.537] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   296.537]     compiled for 1.20.11, module version = 1.0.0
    [   296.538]     ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
    [   296.538] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    [   296.538] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    [   296.538] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    [   296.538]     compiled for 1.6.99.901, module version = 1.0.0
    [   296.538]     Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [   296.538] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  460.84  Wed May 26 20:07:09 UTC 2021
    [   296.538] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    [   296.538] (II) systemd-logind: releasing fd for 226:0
    [   296.539] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [   296.539] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    [   296.539] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [   296.539] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   296.539]     compiled for 1.20.11, module version = 1.0.0
    [   296.539]     ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [   296.539] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
    [   296.539] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
    [   296.539] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
    [   296.540] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   296.540]     compiled for 1.20.11, module version = 1.0.0
    [   296.540]     ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [   296.540] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
    [   296.540] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
    [   296.540] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
    [   296.540] (EE) No devices detected.
    [   296.540] (EE) Fatal server error:
    [   296.540] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
    [   296.540] (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
         at http://wiki.x.org for help. 
    [   296.540] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    [   296.540] (EE) 
    [   296.543] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

    I don't know what else to do. The message about VGA arbitration is not understandable.

  2. #2

    Unhappy Nvidia driver 460.84 is defective

    On Nvidia's developers forum, there is a discussion on situation with Linux drivers. The essence of discussions is the following.

    * Nvidia drivers recently became severely buggy.

    * The Xorg server is fine.

    * The main issues are that monitors connected to DP cause kernel panic and crash without leaving records in log files. Or the monitor's maximum resolution is not available for usage.

    * Nvidia has distributed versions 460.80 or 460.84 to Linux distributions as stable, which they picked up despite the bug being known.

    * Nvidia is working on the issue, and may have fixed the issue in version 470.

    Based on the experience of the victims on that forum, it looks like the version 460.73 might be the last functional one. I suggest opensuse Leap change the current version in the repositories
    Code:
    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/15.3
    
    and
    
    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/
    to 460.73 or to 470.42.01 (after testing with a few monitors connected to DP).

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver 460.84 is defective

    Quote Originally Posted by ZStefan View Post
    I suggest opensuse Leap change the current version in the repositories
    Code:
    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/15.3
    
    and
    
    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/
    to 460.73 or to 470.42.01 (after testing with a few monitors connected to DP).
    Thanks for the information, but as you can see those are nvidia.com domains so I doubt that openSUSE has any control on what is offered there.
    Anyway we can pick the right *.run file and install it "the hard way" until the situation is fixed by a "stable" release.
    Tumbleweed Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    testing Leap 15.3

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    Question Automation needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Anyway we can pick the right *.run file and install it "the hard way" until the situation is fixed by a "stable" release.

    I did the installation the hard way.

    But is there a program, possibly called dkms, which will monitor the kernel version and availability of the Nvidia driver in a certain folder of the computer, and run the steps of the driver installation every time the kernel is changed, in silent mode?

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver 460.84 is defective

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Thanks for the information, but as you can see those are nvidia.com domains so I doubt that openSUSE has any control on what is offered there.
    AFAIK these files are created by openSUSE team. Nvidia only host them.

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    Question Re: Automation needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZStefan View Post
    I did the installation the hard way.
    Is problem solved?

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    Default Re: Automation needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZStefan View Post
    I did the installation the hard way.

    But is there a program, possibly called dkms, which will monitor the kernel version and availability of the Nvidia driver in a certain folder of the computer, and run the steps of the driver installation every time the kernel is changed, in silent mode?
    Yes, dkms triggers the rebuild of registered modules when a new kernel is installed. If I recall correctly the actual rebuild happens the first time the new kernel is booted, so that reboot is noticeably longer than usual.
    Tumbleweed Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    testing Leap 15.3

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    Default Works for now

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    Is problem solved?
    Yes.

    My computer works normally for a couple of days. I haven't checked various possibilities of connections, monitor count, resolutions and so on.

    The Nvidia driver package version 460.84, which is currently in repositories, is likely defective.

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    Default Re: Cannot install Nvidia driver in 15.3 and Tumbleweed

    Bug report?

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    Thumbs up New version solved the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    Bug report?
    New version of driver appeared in the Nvidia repository. It works correctly.

    No need for a bug report; this is actually Nvidia's bug. But opensuse is not completely bug-free: buggy driver was selected and put in repository. Although I am not sure whether it would have been possible to use the last functional version from Nvidia with new kernels coming.

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