510.39.01 on 5.16.0 kernel green screen

Just tried 510.39.01 on 5.16.0 kernel. This is giving a green screen a few seconds after boot. The journal doesn’t have any info at all - and login manager can still be reached but this is a black screen with a mouse cursor.

Ryzen 9 5950x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Fedora Linux 35

Wayland or Xorg?
Please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to your post.

I have a 5600X + 2080 + 5.16 + 510.39.01
I compiled from the Wayland git to resolve whatever was causing my issues; and renamed my xorg.conf file to xorg.conf.old for a fresh one to be autogenerated.
YMMV of course, I’m also on Ubuntu.
But hey. Worth a shot.

Of course once you are SSH’d in you would (per the git):

$ git clone https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland
$ cd wayland
$ meson build/ 
$ ninja -C build/ install

Are you using the f36 5.16.0 kernel?

Well that’s the issue. Green screen on boot, remains until GDM starts which is black - can’t switch to TTY to get info as it hardlocks.

No info in journal history either sorry.

Yes, was testing it to see what improvement it made for ASUS GA401Q laptop.

The f36 kernel has removed the frame buffer and replaced it with simpledrm which isn’t compatible with nvidia



Uh… geez. Okay so where do we go from here? Anyone know if Nvidia intends to support DRM?

What kind of device is this, anyway? Hybrid graphics or nvidia only? Without knowing anything, in case of nvidia-only, I`d expect something named "simple"drm to use dumb buffers, does embedding the modules in initrd and setting nvidia-drm.modeset=1 change things? This should support drm dumb buffers.

Sorry, I seem to have been overworked. This was my desktop, not laptop.

In either case I don’t have time to debug this. I was hoping someone had bumped in to it or knew the cause - and that nvidia or fedora was fixing it.

Confirmed here, kernel-5.16.1-200.fc35.x86_64 does not work kernel-5.15.4-200.fc35.x86_64 does work. Green screen tried with modeset=1 or 0 same thing…

I had this issue in 5.15 also in the rc# release builds in Fedora…

RTX 3090 here

So, I can’t build 5.16.x currently since there is some issue with gcc (rawhide) cannot build Fedora 35 kernels on rawhide. I’m on hold with 5.15.x for now.

Nvidia, you know Intel is coming for you… do the right thing and just open the kernel driver, you can hide your secret sauce in a binary firmware.

We will drop the pci_request_regions call to avoid an interaction issue with SYSFB_SIMPLEFB, but it might be workaround a different way by the Fedora feature maintainer.
The update will be made available for Fedora rawhide users at the end of the week, (or get it from there)

See also nvidia-kmod/nvidia-kmod-pci-request-regions.patch at master · rpmfusion/nvidia-kmod · GitHub

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With kwizart’s patch and kernel option, there is a workaround solution you can try booting with: initcall_blacklist=simpledrm_platform_driver_init or fbcon=map:1. I tried the first and it worked.

Thanks to the Fedora Kernel folks for this workaround until there’s a proper fix.

I do think you need the patch also, but I haven’t tried without.

Patch apparently not required (from my own tests). I used the first option you provided.