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Old 01-15-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
sth8119
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Unhappy NVIDIA kernel module fails to initialize on Linux 4.9(Debian sid, nvidia-driver 375.26-1)


I recently upgraded to Linux kernel version 4.9 on my Debian sid system, using the nvidia-driver version 375.26-1. After I upgraded an restarted, startx was giving me the error "Fatal server error: (EE) no screens found(EE)". In GRUB, I have the option to choose between 4.8 and 4.9, so when I go back to 4.8, X works fine with the same driver version(375.26-1). I looked at a bunch of other forum posts but nothing really worked, and nothing was specific to 4.9. Here are some of my files that might help find the issue:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 340.46  (buildd@brahms)  Tue Oct  7 08:00:32 UTC 2014


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "AccelerationNumerator" "0"
    Option         "AccelerationDenominator" "0"
    Option         "AccelerationThreshold" "0"
    Option         "AccelerationProfile" "-1"
    Option         "AccelerationScheme" "none"
    Option         "AccelSpeed" "-1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option         "RegistryDwords" "PerfLevelSrc=0x3322; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x1"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
/var/log/Xorg.0.log

Code:
[   153.986] 
X.Org X Server 1.19.0
Release Date: 2016-11-15
[   153.987] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   153.987] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[   153.987] Current Operating System: Linux Sean 4.9.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.2-2 (2017-01-12) x86_64
[   153.987] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-1-amd64 root=UUID=5741063e-314f-4a7f-b9bd-2a05b89c6460 ro resume=UUID=376b974a-9cc7-4a48-9e6a-de19471107f2 usbhid.quirks=0x1B1C:0x1B12:0x20000000 quiet splash
[   153.987] Build Date: 16 December 2016  07:30:27PM
[   153.987] xorg-server 2:1.19.0-3 (https://www.debian.org/support) 
[   153.988] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[   153.988] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   153.988] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   153.989] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 14 15:12:56 2017
[   153.989] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   153.989] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   153.990] (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
[   153.990] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[   153.990] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[   153.990] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[   153.990] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[   153.990] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[   153.990] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   153.990] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   153.990] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   153.990] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[   153.990] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[   153.990] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   153.990] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
	built-ins
[   153.990] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   153.990] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   153.990] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[   153.990] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[   153.990] (II) Loader magic: 0x55638d462e00
[   153.990] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   153.990] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   153.990] 	X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[   153.990] 	X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[   153.990] 	X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[   153.991] (++) using VT number 2

[   153.995] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/_35
[   153.995] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:13c2:1462:3160 rev 161, Mem @ 0xf6000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xf0000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000e000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[   153.995] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   153.996] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libglx.so
[   153.999] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   153.999] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   153.999] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   153.999] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  375.26  Thu Dec  8 17:59:51 PST 2016
[   153.999] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   153.999] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[   153.999] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   153.999] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   153.999] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   153.999] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  375.26  Thu Dec  8 17:37:15 PST 2016
[   153.999] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[   153.999] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[   153.999] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[   153.999] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[   153.999] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   153.999] 	compiled for 1.19.0, module version = 1.0.0
[   153.999] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[   153.999] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[   153.999] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[   153.999] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[   153.999] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   153.999] 	compiled for 1.19.0, module version = 1.0.0
[   153.999] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[   154.000] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[   154.000] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[   154.000] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[   154.002] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
[   154.002] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages and
[   154.002] (EE) NVIDIA:     consult the NVIDIA README for details.
[   154.002] (EE) No devices detected.
[   154.002] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[   154.002] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[   154.002] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[   154.002] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   154.002] (EE) 
[   154.004] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
Also, in my /var/log/messages file, I get the following error: "nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel".

If there are any other files that would be helpful to see, please ask!

Other info: I have a GTX 970 card, and I used the boot-repair tool shortly before the issue started to occur.

My email is sth8119@gmail.com. Thanks!
 
Old 01-16-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Our Guru explains what that error message means in this thread.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175533442/

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2245544

If X fails to load with kernel 4.9 it could be because the module wasn't enabled during the new kernel configuration.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 04:59 PM   #3
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So does this mean that I have to wait for the kernel devs to make an update, or is there something I can do to get around this?
 
Old 01-16-2017, 06:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sth8119 View Post
So does this mean that I have to wait for the kernel devs to make an update, or is there something I can do to get around this?
Yeah I think you will have to wait the the Developers that make patches to the kernel to do their work.

The only thing that I can think of that you could try (may or may not work) is to re-compile the newer kernel.
If that doesn't work than at least you have kernel 4.8 to roll back to.

http://www.berkes.ca/guides/linux_kernel.html
 
  


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