NVIDIA update on Sep 23rd broke my video/display

No problem on my 2060M on 515.76-1.
Full specs

inxi -Ga             
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 515.76 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-08) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
    process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
    link-max: lanes: 16 ports: active: none empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1f15 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Picasso/Raven 2 [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Mobile Series]
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5 code: Vega
    process: GF 14nm built: 2017-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15d8
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 13d3:56a2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: 0x0001
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP-1-1 model: Najing CEC Panda 0x002d
    built: 2018 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2
    size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
    515.76 direct render: Yes

It seems this is a 30 series and 515.76 issue.

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3060 here. I had the same issue, after some hours tinkering via live+chroot I narrowed down the issue to kernel/header/nvidia. I downgraded my whole system back to 20/09, and everything works. Now I know the root-cause I just have to find out how to update everything but nvidia :slight_smile:


sudo pacman -Suy --ignore nvidia-utils --ignore nvidia-dkms --ignore lib32-nvidia-utils --ignore libxnvctrl

You can also use IgnorePkg on pacman.conf

Guess I’ve gotten lucky, too. Same card as the Reddit OP (1070), only I use XFCE w/xfwm instead of AwesomeWM. Since my system was recently rebuilt, I’m using EOS’s script (from nvidia-installer-dkms) to maintain these drivers. Could that possibly be the reason?

at the end of kernel line, there is a nvidia-drm.modeset=1, should I replace it with a single 3? or just remove the nvidia-drm, leave modeset and use modeset=3?

  Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 515.76

Old GPU run well, then I’ll just leave out the “new” computer :wink: , we have to save electricity in Germany anyway :smiley:

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i think not … nvidia-drm.modeset=1 or =0 on and of…
remove all the complete option nvidia-drm.modeset=1 and ad 3 (alone) to the line instead.

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GTX or RTX? I am not a fan from Nvidia, just for info. :slight_smile:

Do all EOS+nvidia with proprietary drivers end up with nvidia-dkms instead of just the nvidia driver?

Weird—I’m running a 3060 Ti without the problem…I’m using the Zen Kernel…anyone else running Zen & have the problem?

I am really struggling with this:

  • Downgraded to 515.65
  • Rebuilt my mkinitcpio
  • Rebuilt grub (just in case)

I was getting kernel panics at one point, had to chroot in and sort it out. Luckily the iGPU works. Am at work. so limited to the info I can provide, but it is a Lenovo Legion 5 with a RTX3070/AMD iGPU.

TBH I have been using the iGPU on Wayland, only tried the RTX after reading this thread :rofl:

Any ideas? Can supply further info after work…

Did you downgrade just the nvidia driver or nvidia-utils? How about the kernel?

Yes, but didn’t downgrade kernel, must have missed that bit. Will check my cache as I can’t (easily) use the LTS kernel due to missing WIFI driver. (After Work!!)

Hopefully that helps you. I ended up downgrading everything back to September 21 and all was good.

Got hit by this today as well, but luckily I had my LTS kernel installed in parallel. Came here, saw and downgraded the nvidia stuff and back in business :slight_smile:

NVIDIA GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M]

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Do you know if it was nvidia 515.76-2 or 515.76-3? Im curious if the 515.76-3 does the same thing.

v2 or v3 not available yet?


My apologies, I thought they would be available as they are in the arch repos.