396.18.02, Neon - sddm crash on boot - Xid 62 - NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing min...

Hi

OS : KDE neon
GPU: 1060
Kernel : 4.13.x

Just wondering if anyone has been able to run the Nvidia beta driver (396.18) with KDE - I need to use it to run the new Tomb raider game…

I have used the ubuntu PPA (OS is KDE neon) and got the 396.18.02 driver, I was previously on the 390.48 driver, which worked (as have all previous versions I have tried over the last 18 odd months of having Neon installed)

When I use 396.18.02 the desktop breaks as soon as X loads, I am unable to see anything expect random squares and lines, sort of like a commodore 64 loading screen, I am unable to go to a TTY also (as it looks the same).

Looking around it looks like it is a sddm issue - in my logs I can see it shows as stopped, and other people using KDE are having similar issues - i.e > https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nvidia-beta/?comments=all

Has anyone using a similar card to mine been able to run KDE with 396.18 ?

I have attached a bug report, the desktop is unusable totally, TTY’s are just as bad

Snippet of error log

Apr 24 21:28:25 mc-7777 kernel: [   17.660222] nvidia-modeset: Allocated GPU:0 (GPU-7cc98963-de61-2e6a-f695-47b083a0ce61) @ PCI:0000:01:00.0
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    8.345696] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 243
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    8.345961] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  396.18  Thu Apr  5 23:41:55 PDT 2018 (using threaded interrupts)
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    8.499928] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  396.18  Thu Apr  5 23:35:50 PDT 2018
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    8.525430] [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    8.525431] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [    9.517686] nvidia-uvm: Loaded the UVM driver in 8 mode, major device number 241
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [   10.843030] NVRM: GPU at PCI:0000:01:00: GPU-7cc98963-de61-2e6a-f695-47b083a0ce61
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [   10.843032] NVRM: GPU Board Serial Number: 
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [   10.843034] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 62, 0ac0(2f10) 00000000 00000000
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [   31.345316] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x53:0xffff:1963)
Apr 24 21:33:13 mc-7777 kernel: [   31.345341] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Apr 24 21:33:18 mc-7777 kernel: [   38.815274] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffff:1129)
Apr 24 21:33:18 mc-7777 kernel: [   38.815301] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Apr 24 21:33:18 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.236386] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffff:1129)
Apr 24 21:33:18 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.236411] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.687219] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffff:1129)
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.687248] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.940606] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffff:1129)
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   39.940645] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   40.049416] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffff:1129)
Apr 24 21:33:19 mc-7777 kernel: [   40.049433] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (454 KB)

That looks rather like a complete hardware incompatibility with the R396 driver, it’s exploding right on driver init. So no sddm/KDE issue imho. Unfortunately, due to the rminit message flood the dmesg output is not very helpful. Maybe just try a later kernel?

Thanks - I may test it on Kubuntu 18.04 when its out I guess.

Also Nvidia just released an update to that version - 396.18.05 - Will also try that when its packaged.

Just to update this.

396.18.05 has the same issue, on kde neon (kernel 4.13.x)

I shall test on a Ubuntu 18.04 based distro and see if the newer kernel, etc helps.

To further update this…

Installed Pop_os 18.04, which uses kernel 4.15.x - and tried the 396 series driver (from the PPA -> https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

The same thing occurs

May  2 21:32:43 pop-os kernel: [    7.355066] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 62, 0ac0(2f10) 00000000 00000000

So it is not a KDE/Gnome/sddm issue, it is not a kernel issue - both 4.13.x. (neon) and 4.15.x (popos 18.04) exhibit the same issue.

Below is a screen shot of the issue

All previous drivers have worked 100% fine.

What else can I do ?

Looks like a hardware failure. Sure it still works with a R390 driver?

Sure it still works with a R390 driver?

I has worked with every driver series I have used since I bought the card 1 year ago (I have always run the latest via PPA (and latest in Arch Linux) - it works fine for example with 390.48 - I can go to single/rescue mode and remove the 396 driver and replace with 390.

BTW when you say is the R390 driver, Do you just mean the nvidia binary driver 390.x series ?

R390=release 390, just any 390.x driver version.
A different thought: This should be a PNY branded card, is that the case? Or did you buy it recently for small money? Does it have a VGA connector? Then it’s a fake, a reflashed Fermi which doesn’t work any more with driver 396.

Otherwise, you should check your video memory.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cudagpumemtest/files/?source=navbar

No it doesn’t have a VGA connector. Using drivers other than 396.x I get 1060 speeds in games also (not Fermi speeds…)

The connectors it has is

DVI-D (dual link) ¦ 3 x DisplayPort ¦ HDMI

The model is here : https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-graphics-card-roundup,review-33833-10.html

I will test video memory however, thanks.

Unfortunately I am affected by this error too :(
Same card (PNY GTX 1060/6GB). Driver version 396.24 does not fix the problem. I get the same kernel error messages and scrambled screen like shown above.
And I am also affected by the driver issues with the Windows 397.31 driver [1].

I’m running Kubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 4.16.7 atm. But the problem existed with (K)Ubuntu 17.10/kernel 4.13 as well. Luckily I could revert back to 390.48 by booting into “recovery mode” and installing the old driver from the text console. So the problems only start once the X server is started.

[1] https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1049931/geforce-drivers/397-31-will-not-install/15/

Here’s some nvidia-smi output for that card:

==============NVSMI LOG==============

Timestamp                           : Thu May  3 15:31:38 2018
Driver Version                      : 390.48

Attached GPUs                       : 1
GPU 00000000:01:00.0
    Product Name                    : GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Product Brand                   : GeForce
    Display Mode                    : Enabled
    Display Active                  : Enabled
    Persistence Mode                : Disabled
    Accounting Mode                 : Disabled
    Accounting Mode Buffer Size     : 4000
    Driver Model
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    Serial Number                   : N/A
    GPU UUID                        : GPU-ccd0f485-1025-82dd-368d-ae995c827726
    Minor Number                    : 0
    VBIOS Version                   : 86.06.39.00.17
    MultiGPU Board                  : No
    Board ID                        : 0x100
    GPU Part Number                 : N/A
    Inforom Version
        Image Version               : G001.0000.01.04
        OEM Object                  : 1.1
        ECC Object                  : N/A
        Power Management Object     : N/A
    GPU Operation Mode
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    GPU Virtualization Mode
        Virtualization mode         : None
    PCI
        Bus                         : 0x01
        Device                      : 0x00
        Domain                      : 0x0000
        Device Id                   : 0x1C0310DE
        Bus Id                      : 00000000:01:00.0
        Sub System Id               : 0x119F196E
        GPU Link Info
            PCIe Generation
                Max                 : 3
                Current             : 1
            Link Width
                Max                 : 16x
                Current             : 16x
        Bridge Chip
            Type                    : N/A
            Firmware                : N/A
        Replays since reset         : 0
        Tx Throughput               : 3000 KB/s
        Rx Throughput               : 8000 KB/s
    Fan Speed                       : 25 %
    Performance State               : P8
    Clocks Throttle Reasons
        Idle                        : Active
        Applications Clocks Setting : Not Active
        SW Power Cap                : Not Active
        HW Slowdown                 : Not Active
            HW Thermal Slowdown     : Not Active
            HW Power Brake Slowdown : Not Active
        Sync Boost                  : Not Active
        SW Thermal Slowdown         : Not Active
        Display Clock Setting       : Not Active
    FB Memory Usage
        Total                       : 6075 MiB
        Used                        : 694 MiB
        Free                        : 5381 MiB
    BAR1 Memory Usage
        Total                       : 256 MiB
        Used                        : 8 MiB
        Free                        : 248 MiB
    Compute Mode                    : Default
    Utilization
        Gpu                         : 5 %
        Memory                      : 13 %
        Encoder                     : 0 %
        Decoder                     : 0 %
    Encoder Stats
        Active Sessions             : 0
        Average FPS                 : 0
        Average Latency             : 0
    Ecc Mode
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    ECC Errors
        Volatile
            Single Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
            Double Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
        Aggregate
            Single Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
            Double Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
    Retired Pages
        Single Bit ECC              : N/A
        Double Bit ECC              : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    Temperature
        GPU Current Temp            : 37 C
        GPU Shutdown Temp           : 102 C
        GPU Slowdown Temp           : 99 C
        GPU Max Operating Temp      : N/A
        Memory Current Temp         : N/A
        Memory Max Operating Temp   : N/A
    Power Readings
        Power Management            : Supported
        Power Draw                  : 10.04 W
        Power Limit                 : 120.00 W
        Default Power Limit         : 120.00 W
        Enforced Power Limit        : 120.00 W
        Min Power Limit             : 60.00 W
        Max Power Limit             : 140.00 W
    Clocks
        Graphics                    : 569 MHz
        SM                          : 569 MHz
        Memory                      : 405 MHz
        Video                       : 544 MHz
    Applications Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
        Memory                      : N/A
    Default Applications Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
        Memory                      : N/A
    Max Clocks
        Graphics                    : 1911 MHz
        SM                          : 1911 MHz
        Memory                      : 4004 MHz
        Video                       : 1708 MHz
    Max Customer Boost Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
    Clock Policy
        Auto Boost                  : N/A
        Auto Boost Default          : N/A
    Processes
[...]

@Mark

Maybe an idea to also email nvidia support.

Glad i’m not the only one (although according to the arch linux AUR page others are also…)

According to

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44/~/where-can-i-get-support-for-linux-drivers%3F

You can email linux-bugs@nvidia.com .

I have done (no response yet) - possibly link to this thread also (so they are aware multiple people are affected)

I know 396.x is beta… But many people using 1060’s are using it fine, plus its the recommended driver for Rise of the Tomb raider

Once I am back tonight I shall also upload my nvidia-smi output to this thread, and shall test my VGA RAM.

Here is my nvidia-smi output (same as your essentially)

nvidia-smi -q

==============NVSMI LOG==============

Timestamp                           : Thu May  3 23:49:00 2018
Driver Version                      : 390.48

Attached GPUs                       : 1
GPU 00000000:01:00.0
    Product Name                    : GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Product Brand                   : GeForce
    Display Mode                    : Enabled
    Display Active                  : Enabled
    Persistence Mode                : Disabled
    Accounting Mode                 : Disabled
    Accounting Mode Buffer Size     : 4000
    Driver Model
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    Serial Number                   : N/A
    GPU UUID                        : GPU-7cc98963-de61-2e6a-f695-47b083a0ce61
    Minor Number                    : 0
    VBIOS Version                   : 86.06.39.00.12
    MultiGPU Board                  : No
    Board ID                        : 0x100
    GPU Part Number                 : N/A
    Inforom Version
        Image Version               : G001.0000.01.04
        OEM Object                  : 1.1
        ECC Object                  : N/A
        Power Management Object     : N/A
    GPU Operation Mode
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    GPU Virtualization Mode
        Virtualization mode         : None
    PCI
        Bus                         : 0x01
        Device                      : 0x00
        Domain                      : 0x0000
        Device Id                   : 0x1C0310DE
        Bus Id                      : 00000000:01:00.0
        Sub System Id               : 0x1C0310DE
        GPU Link Info
            PCIe Generation
                Max                 : 3
                Current             : 3
            Link Width
                Max                 : 16x
                Current             : 16x
        Bridge Chip
            Type                    : N/A
            Firmware                : N/A
        Replays since reset         : 0
        Tx Throughput               : 1000 KB/s
        Rx Throughput               : 0 KB/s
    Fan Speed                       : 5 %
    Performance State               : P0
    Clocks Throttle Reasons
        Idle                        : Not Active
        Applications Clocks Setting : Not Active
        SW Power Cap                : Not Active
        HW Slowdown                 : Not Active
            HW Thermal Slowdown     : Not Active
            HW Power Brake Slowdown : Not Active
        Sync Boost                  : Not Active
        SW Thermal Slowdown         : Not Active
        Display Clock Setting       : Not Active
    FB Memory Usage
        Total                       : 6075 MiB
        Used                        : 290 MiB
        Free                        : 5785 MiB
    BAR1 Memory Usage
        Total                       : 256 MiB
        Used                        : 6 MiB
        Free                        : 250 MiB
    Compute Mode                    : Default
    Utilization
        Gpu                         : 1 %
        Memory                      : 1 %
        Encoder                     : 0 %
        Decoder                     : 0 %
    Encoder Stats
        Active Sessions             : 0
        Average FPS                 : 0
        Average Latency             : 0
    Ecc Mode
        Current                     : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    ECC Errors
        Volatile
            Single Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
            Double Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
        Aggregate
            Single Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
            Double Bit            
                Device Memory       : N/A
                Register File       : N/A
                L1 Cache            : N/A
                L2 Cache            : N/A
                Texture Memory      : N/A
                Texture Shared      : N/A
                CBU                 : N/A
                Total               : N/A
    Retired Pages
        Single Bit ECC              : N/A
        Double Bit ECC              : N/A
        Pending                     : N/A
    Temperature
        GPU Current Temp            : 53 C
        GPU Shutdown Temp           : 102 C
        GPU Slowdown Temp           : 99 C
        GPU Max Operating Temp      : N/A
        Memory Current Temp         : N/A
        Memory Max Operating Temp   : N/A
    Power Readings
        Power Management            : Supported
        Power Draw                  : 29.71 W
        Power Limit                 : 120.00 W
        Default Power Limit         : 120.00 W
        Enforced Power Limit        : 120.00 W
        Min Power Limit             : 60.00 W
        Max Power Limit             : 140.00 W
    Clocks
        Graphics                    : 1620 MHz
        SM                          : 1620 MHz
        Memory                      : 4006 MHz
        Video                       : 1455 MHz
    Applications Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
        Memory                      : N/A
    Default Applications Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
        Memory                      : N/A
    Max Clocks
        Graphics                    : 2025 MHz
        SM                          : 2025 MHz
        Memory                      : 4004 MHz
        Video                       : 1708 MHz
    Max Customer Boost Clocks
        Graphics                    : N/A
    Clock Policy
        Auto Boost                  : N/A
        Auto Boost Default          : N/A
    Processes

lol
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1049931/geforce-drivers/397-31-will-not-install/post/5337819/#5337819
Really looks like a driver issue, kind of embarrassing it happened with PNY models.

@Mark

Have you tried the newest 396.x series driver ?

396.24 is now out (not personally tried it yet, I shall do after the weekend - i’m away from home for a few days)

Is this issue specific to 1060 6GB PNY and Palit boards? Please attach nvidia bug report who has not attached. We are tracking this issue under Bug 200411026

@Mark See Sandiput’s response - please attach a bug report.

The way I did it was to ssh into my Linux box then create a bug report (I had to as the desktop/TTY’s were broken under 396.x)

@sandipt - if the bug you are tracking available to view publicly ?

Update:

The latest version of the 396 series - 396.24 does exactly the same as other 396.x series…

i have a 1060 gtx from palit on manjaro. After the update to 396.24 the system boots to black screen.
The 390 driver has no problems. The attached bugreport is generated on 4.14 kernel + nvidia 390 driver. (maybe not very usefull)

in the systemd log:

Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x53:0xffff:1957)
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 0000000000001fa8
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: IP: nv010416rm+0x30/0x1a0 [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: PGD 0 P4D 0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP PTI
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Modules linked in: nct6775 hwmon_vid msr nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat f2fs eeepc_wmi asus_wmi iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support sparse_keymap rfkill wmi_bmof ppdev snd_hda_codec_hdmi intel_rapl x86_pkg
>
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: nvidia_modeset(PO) drm_kms_helper drm agpgart syscopyarea sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops nvidia(PO) ipmi_devintf ipmi_msghandler vboxpci(O) vboxnetflt(O) vboxnetadp(O) vboxdrv(O) sg crypto_user ip_>
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: CPU: 2 PID: 422 Comm: kworker/2:3 Tainted: P O 4.16.7-1-MANJARO #1
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Hardware name: System manufacturer System Product Name/P8H77-M PRO, BIOS 1505 10/17/2014
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Workqueue: events os_execute_work_item [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RIP: 0010:_nv010416rm+0x30/0x1a0 [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RSP: 0018:ffff907f4182bd88 EFLAGS: 00010246
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 0000000000000001
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff8c5d62448008
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RBP: ffff8c5d58bbdff8 R08: 00000006afd45400 R09: 0000000000000087
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: R10: ffff907f4182bd38 R11: 000000000032dcd5 R12: ffff8c5d4af8cfc8
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff8c5d45222c88 R15: ffff8c5d6fb21180
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff8c5d6fb00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: CR2: 0000000000001fa8 CR3: 000000008100a006 CR4: 00000000001606e0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Call Trace:
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? _nv001065rm+0x84/0xe0 [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? rm_execute_work_item+0x49/0xc0 [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? kmem_cache_alloc+0x41/0x1b0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? os_execute_work_item+0x40/0x60 [nvidia]
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? process_one_work+0x1ce/0x3f0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? worker_thread+0x2b/0x3d0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? process_one_work+0x3f0/0x3f0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? kthread+0x113/0x130
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? kthread_create_on_node+0x70/0x70
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: ? ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: Code: 89 f4 53 48 83 ed 08 89 fb e8 8d 11 00 00 85 c0 0f 85 0d 01 00 00 48 8b 05 ce 9d bb 00 89 de 45 31 ed 48 89 c7 ff 90 88 01 00 00 <48> 8b b0 a8 1f 00 00 48 89 c7 48 89 c3 e8 ae 4c 2c 00 48 85 c0
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: RIP: _nv010416rm+0x30/0x1a0 [nvidia] RSP: ffff907f4182bd88
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: CR2: 0000000000001fa8
Mai 09 12:49:51 dellas-pc kernel: —[ end trace aae1ba5b0b111201 ]—
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (122 KB)

@warcraft99 if possible can you install ssh and ssh from another device (if you have one) whilst using the 396 driver to create a bug report ?

Also - FAO Nvidia devs : there are another 3 users with Palit 1060’s here with exact same issue…

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1033811/linux/linux-driver-390-works-396-doesn-t/