Weird Screen Behaviour

New to enOS - installed once and got this odd screen behaviour and then did nvidia-inst -n and it was fine - installed again (as I had learned a bit and wanted a nice clean install) - all was well for 24 hours and now this again - would prefer to use the nvidia drivers if possible

I tried ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’ in PowerMizer - no change

Restarting Cinnamon - no change

Clears on Reboot for a while ?

Any ideas (aside from going back to nouveaux drivers) ?

System:
Kernel: 6.6.19-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1 clocksource: tsc
Desktop: Cinnamon v: 6.0.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.41 wm: Muffin v: 6.0.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A v: N/A serial: Chassis: type: 3
serial:
Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z77X-UD5H serial: uuid:
UEFI: American Megatrends v: F16j date: 11/14/2017
CPU:
Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-3770K bits: 64 type: MT MCP smt: enabled arch: Ivy Bridge
rev: 9 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1769 high: 2217 min/max: 1600/4500 cores: 1: 1601 2: 1600 3: 1600 4: 1903
5: 1600 6: 2033 7: 1600 8: 2217 bogomips: 56040
Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 550.54.14
arch: Pascal pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 4 ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1d01 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4 driver: X: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5120x2880 s-dpi: 144 s-size: 903x508mm (35.55x20.00")
s-diag: 1036mm (40.79")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: HP ALL-in-One serial:
res: 5120x2880 hz: 60 dpi: 187 size: 697x392mm (27.44x15.43") diag: 800mm (31.5") modes:
max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2 drv: swrast gbm:
drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.54.14 glx-v: 1.4
direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030/PCIe/SSE2
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte 7
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 4 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fb8 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.6.19-1-lts status: kernel-api
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
Network:
Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: kernel port: f040
bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1503 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac:
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: atl1c
v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: b000 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:1083
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-3: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8xxxu type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-1.5.3:8 chip-ID: 0bda:8179 class-ID: 0000
serial:
IF: wlan0 state: up mac:
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-1.3:5 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: disabled rfk-block: hardware: no
software: no address: N/A
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.86 TiB used: 456.3 GiB (23.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A120G size: 111.79 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
serial: fw-rev: BBF0 temp: 26.0 C scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Kingston model: SMS200S360G size: 55.9 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
serial: fw-rev: BBF2 temp: 37.0 C scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EACS-00D6B0 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s
tech: N/A serial: fw-rev: 1A01 temp: 31.0 C scheme: MBR
ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: SanDisk model: SSD PLUS 240GB size: 223.57 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
serial: fw-rev: 7100 temp: 28.0 C scheme: GPT
ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Seagate model: ST9500420ASG size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s tech: HDD
rpm: 7200 serial: fw-rev: APM1 temp: 27.0 C scheme: GPT
ID-6: /dev/sdf vendor: OCZ model: AGILITY4 size: 119.24 GiB type: USB rev: 3.0 spd: 5 Gb/s
lanes: 1 tech: SSD serial: fw-rev: 4101 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 71.54 GiB used: 11.15 GiB (15.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd3
ID-2: /home size: 116.16 GiB used: 2.06 GiB (1.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd4
Swap:
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 31.25 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdd2
USB:
Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
Device-1: 1-1.1:3 info: Logitech G400 Optical Mouse type: mouse,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid
interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c245 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: 1-1.2:4 info: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire TK 6keys type: keyboard,HID
driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 100mA
chip-ID: 2516:0011 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: 1-1.3:5 info: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: bluetooth
driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Hub-3: 1-1.5:6 info: VIA Labs VL81x Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 100mA
chip-ID: 2109:0810 class-ID: 0900
Device-1: 1-1.5.3:8 info: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: Network
driver: rtl8xxxu interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:8179
class-ID: 0000 serial:
Hub-4: 1-1.6:7 info: VIA Labs VL81x Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 100mA
chip-ID: 2109:0810 class-ID: 0900
Hub-5: 2-0:1 info: full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
Hub-6: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
Hub-7: 3-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
Hub-8: 4-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
class-ID: 0900
Hub-9: 4-3:2 info: VIA Labs VL81x Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 power: 8mA
chip-ID: 2109:0810 class-ID: 0900
Device-1: 4-3.4:4 info: JMicron / USA Gen1 SATA 6Gb/s Bridge type: mass storage driver: uas
interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 power: 896mA chip-ID: 152d:0576 class-ID: 0806
serial:
Hub-10: 4-4:3 info: VIA Labs VL81x Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 power: 8mA
chip-ID: 2109:0810 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 42.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 46 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 760 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 35%
Power: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: N/A vbat: 3.22
Repos:
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 956
Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist
1: https: //ftp.belnet.be/mirror/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
2: https: //mirror.moson.org/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
3: https: //mirror.alpix.eu/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
4: https: //de.freedif.org/EndeavourOS/repo/$repo/$arch
5: https: //md.mirrors.hacktegic.com/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
6: https: //ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
7: https: //endeavour.remi.lu/repo/$repo/$arch
8: https: //fastmirror.pp.ua/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
9: https: //mirror.nimatarlani.com/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
10: https: //endeavouros.ip-connect.info/repo/$repo/$arch
11: https: //ca.gate.endeavouros.com/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
12: https: //fosszone.csd.auth.gr/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
13: https: //mirrors.gigenet.com/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
14: https: //mirrors.nxtgen.com/endeavouros-mirror/repo/$repo/$arch
15: https: //mirror.jingk.ai/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
16: https: //mirror.freedif.org/EndeavourOS/repo/$repo/$arch
17: https: //mirrors.urbanwave.co.za/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
18: https: //mirror.archlinux.tw/EndeavourOS/repo/$repo/$arch
19: https: //mirror.funami.tech/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
20: https: //mirrors.jlu.edu.cn/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
21: https: //mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
22: https: //mirror.sjtu.edu.cn/endeavouros/repo/$repo/$arch
Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
1: https: //mirror.selfnet.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
2: https: //de.arch.mirror.kescher.at/$repo/os/$arch
3: https: //london.mirror.pkgbuild.com/$repo/os/$arch
4: https: //packages.oth-regensburg.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
5: https: //archlinux.thaller.ws/$repo/os/$arch
6: https: //mirror.ubrco.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
7: https: //mirror.f4st.host/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
8: https: //mirror.moson.org/arch/$repo/os/$arch
9: https: //mirror.sunred.org/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
10: https: //ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
11: https: //arch.jensgutermuth.de/$repo/os/$arch
12: https: //mirror.pseudoform.org/$repo/os/$arch
13: https: //mirror.iusearchbtw.nl/$repo/os/$arch
14: https: //pkg.fef.moe/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
15: https: //mirror.kumi.systems/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
16: https: //arch.mirror.zachlge.org/$repo/os/$arch
17: https: //dist-mirror.fem.tu-ilmenau.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
18: https: //mirror.23m.com/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
19: https: //arch.unixpeople.org/$repo/os/$arch
20: https: //mirror.pagenotfound.de/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Info:
Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.58 GiB used: 1.45 GiB (9.3%)
Processes: 279 Power: uptime: 0m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep wakeups: 0
hibernate: platform Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Client: Cinnamon v: 6.0.4 inxi: 3.3.33

Hello! :slightly_smiling_face:
I would start with a BIOS update. It’s low cost and might fix the screen issue:

UEFI: American Megatrends v: F16j date: 11/14/2017

If not, a good knowledgeable member might come in and add the final touch to the fix.

I’ll be following the thread to learn about that nice machine :purple_heart:

Take care! :wave:

Thanks Epictetux - believe it or not F16j is latest for this Mobo !

I built this box in 2013 and it has served me well although it isnt compliant with W11 and anyhow I dont much care for W10 - its a perfect set up for Linux although I wish I hadnt bought this Nvidia card now as it seems to be problematic under Linux

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Oh! great, that’s a good sign: It means it’s stable.
Over the top of my mind, I could suggest you to test with the basic “nouveau” driver. I always use this one; as it’s my perfect reliable one even after many months of updates.

Of course, if one needs the calculating power of all the transistors, cuda etc, then that’s different … But at least there’s no cost to try “nouveau” just to see if she behaves :wink:

Then work your way up to the proprietary driver (the one I don’t like … :wink: )
I’ll still follow your thread. This is interesting :slight_smile:

edit:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Nouveau

NV130 family (Pascal)

Code name Official Name

|NV138 (GP108)|GeForce GT 1030|

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could be hardware… card or idk cable?

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Good points - I’m going to reseat the card and try a different cable tomorrow - I am hovering over the Buy button for an AMD RX550 but I don’t like being beaten!

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I have 2 machines under heavy calculations with Nvidia 1030 (asus) with the nouveau driver:

Elzeard AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2] (16 processors)

Adaline AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2] (16 processors)

And they never gave me that pattern:

I’m worried about the Z pattern that the driver: nvidia v: 550.54.14 version of the proprietary driver is doing to that 64 bits card :face_with_monocle:

I hope she’s not dying :frowning: . GPUs are so overpriced.

If you go for an AMD 550, I gave mine to my father for his machine. It’s a good one under the Linux kernel as the drivers are included. This card had automatic ventilator shutoff when not overheating.

One of the small reasons Im reluctant to go down the Nouveau driver route is that I like my Conky set up and I cant work out a way of getting the GPU temp without using the Nvidia driver set

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Oh! that’s perfectly understandable; that user interface is magnificent.
Like mihalycsaba has mentioned, I did have in the last 10 years some cable issues and lately, one KVM switch that gave up.

It would be nice to find a simple fix like that and keep using it for many years.

Thank you @mihalycsaba for mentionning it. I had completely forgotten about that. :slight_smile:
:purple_heart:

As a bit of context - I bought this 1030 card from new two weeks ago - I used to have professional dealings with semiconductor quality and reliability matters and failures follow the “Bath Tub” curve - ie most failures occur early or late in the component lifecycle - this could be an “early failure” - maybe ??

Ive already given the card a little “tickle” but it didnt start again so Ive decided to wait until it does happen again and rather than reboot my way out of it I will firstly change the cable and then reseat the card in that order - see if that narrows it down before I send the card back to Amazon and buy a used AMD550

Im at risk of changing too many things at once if Im not careful - I need to be patient with my fault finding !

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Think you might be right mihalycsaba - I woke the machine from sleep this morning and had the dreaded Z on my screen.

I first detached hmdi cable from card and reattached - nothing!
I then waggled card a bit - nothing !
I then detached hmdi cable from monitor and reattached - Bingo - gone!

If it occurs again I will swap cables and verify but it looks promising

Thanks to you and Epictetux for your support

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I have to say Im glad I moved to endeavourOS thus far

I really like Arch and dont even mind the intricate install process that much

The main reason I prefer enOS to Arch is the forum

I completely understand the culture on the Arch forums - which is essentially “Read the Wiki and then ask if you have to” (often couched in quite a brutal way) - it induces a very disciplined culture and I can understand that - however sometimes you just need a little cooperative support from fellow travellers - it can save a lot of time

I was thinking about going back to pure Arch but Im going to stick here

Thanks

Oh very nice! :sunrise_over_mountains:
If you can go to mihalycsaba first post and mark “solution” ( the check mark) ; that would be great !

Take care! :wave:

Thanks - I will definitely remember to do this once Im sure I’m good

I’m naturally skeptical of declaring success too early although I have a good feeling

Thanks for your help and forgive my clumsy use of the forum etiquette - I should get better with use

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Oh! … no worries about etiquette … :grin:
Your thread is all good :wink:
:vulcan_salute:

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