[testing] repo: kernel 5.15 problem with Nvidia

This is simply a small warning about the new kernel in the testing repos.

In testing repos we now have the latest kernel, linux 5.15.

I installed it on my machine with an Nvidia graphics card.
Now login fails, it shows only a fully black screen and nothing else.
Fortunately the LTS kernel works as expected.

On another machine without Nvidia card the 5.15 kernel works.


What is your nvidia card?

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Also, is this with the nvidia or nvidia-dkms package?

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Maybe i try it on my GTX 1060?

Edit: I can confirm i am running Nvidia on the 5.15 kernel.

[ricklinux@eos-xfce ~]$ inxi -Ga
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e92 class-ID: 0380
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia
           v: 495.44 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b83
           class-ID: 0300
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: loaded: nvidia
           display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 483x272mm (19.0x10.7")
           s-diag: 554mm (21.8")
           Monitor-1: DVI-D-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6")
           diag: 547mm (21.5")
           OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 495.44
           direct render: Yes
[ricklinux@eos-xfce ~]$ 
[ricklinux@eos-xfce ~]$ uname -a
Linux eos-xfce 5.15.0-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed, 03 Nov 2021 22:58:08 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[ricklinux@eos-xfce ~]$ 

Edit2: This is with nvidia-dkms on Xfce dual boot with Windows 11


GeForce 1030 here.
Happens with both nvidia and nvidia-dkms.

Rick, Interesting that your card works. Maybe I have something else here that causes the problem…

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Well mines working. Installed and booted no issue.

Edit: I do have fairly new hardware.

Edit: https://clbin.com/zZfUA

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I suspect it’s this, https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/72645 :


No problem on my end.

Linux DesktopEOS 5.15.0-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed, 03 Nov 2021 22:58:08 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux

local/nvidia-390xx-dkms 390.144-2

As the link to the bug report doesn’t work, I can’t read any details about the report (e.g. cards and nvidia versions affected).


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Thanks. This one is working.
Now that I had a closer look, I recognized, that @jonathon had a : at the end, which prevented the link from working. I should have instantly had a closer look. Quite obvious. :wink:

sounds a bit vague :wink:

But i had some similar issue with my older Nvidia already before (5.14) … it failed to startx on it caused by having xf86-video-fbdev installed

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so same issue with the 470xx packages (dkms) failed to start and no way to login via TTY

Thanks, that suits the description of the problem I’m having.
Hopefully Arch will fix the kernel config before releasing it to the “stable” side.

So what exactly is the issue as it works on mine?