"ERROR: GPU:0: Idling display engine timed out:" since 524.X and linux 6.1.5

Since both of these packages were updated on my system (EndeavourOS), my second monitor randomly freezes. It’s plugged in HDMI on a Lenovo Legion 5 (RTX 3060).
I’m also using the nvidia-dkms driver (525.89.02).

[31783.804140] nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Idling display engine timed out: 0x0000c67e:0:0:1128
[31785.804425] nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Idling display engine timed out: 0x0000c67e:0:0:1128

This seems to be a known bug that was never addressed here.

The only workaround is… downgrading both packages.

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Same issue here, both external monitors freeze randomly (seems somewhat related to when GPU/CPU is under heavy load). Levono ThinkPad P16 gen 1 and and ubuntu 22.04, driver version 525.85.12

I’m on a lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 4i, same issue here, driver version 525.89.02, kernel 6.2.2

@randamunanamae @linushn93 could you guys please share a log when this happen? Haven’t had this bug for a while.

Just had this bug again ~8min ago while playing Diablo IV. Nothing to see in dmesg this time, but my external monitor is completely frozen.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.7 MB)

We have seen similar error logs internally on few setups and have been root caused as well.
I suspect it to be same issue, fix will be available in upcoming driver release.

Continuing to experience this issue. Any updates on if a fix has been identified and what release it will go out with?

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Acer ConceptD Driver: 530.30.02 CUDA Version 12.1, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 running Xorg. I step away from my desk for more than 15 minutes and I come back to a frozen system. Getting extremely frustrated.

@amrits Would you take a look at this? Reported a few months ago, no response at all, but there’s a nvidia-bug-report log there.

I think my bug is related to this one. Screen just stays black after startx and if I kill X (via SSH) then the same “Idling display engine timed out” line begins to appear in dmesg.

I cannot upgrade my kernel any longer because the last working driver (520.56) doesn’t compile against newer kernels.

I am still on 515.105.01 and can confirm this bug exists on this version, but only when i play on Steam.
So i was going to upgrade to 530 as @amrits said that this bug will be fixed, but it seems like it isnt yet, since someone after that post reported they are still experiencing these issues.

Any idea which release this bug will be fixed in?

Can someone please try with driver 535.54.03 and share test results. https://in.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/535.54.03/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-535.54.03.run
If issue still persists, please share fresh nvidia bug report.

I just had this bug again (external monitor freezing after launching a game). Here are the logs
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (297.3 KB)

Currently running on 535.86.05 (nvidia-open Arch package)

One more bug report, this time my second monitor froze after I exited the game I executed with prime-run: nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (290.3 KB)

I am also affected on a fresh install of Ubuntu 23.04 with a ThinkPad P1 gen6. All my external monitors are constantly freezing and I have the same “display engine timed out” error.

Here is my bug report: nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (388.4 KB)
Driver Version: 535.86.05 CUDA Version: 12.2.

Link to related StackOverflow question: External displays freezing - Ask Ubuntu

any news?

Would also love any news/to help fix this issue if I can. I seem to be having the exact symptoms of richard.decal, in that my Lenovo P15 Gen 2 running Ubuntu 20.04.6 has recently started experiencing external monitors connected via lenovo dock freezing. I was running 535, downgraded to 525 and still see the nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Idling display engine timed out error. It seems to have lessened/stopped the freezing, but there are other performance bugs present in this version that I would like to avoid.

I later came across this post:

And after running through the steps in the answer, I was able to access 545 through the Ubuntu ‘Software and Updates’ utility (Note that I WAS NOT able to install this via the CLI, at the step sudo apt install nvidia-driver-545 I encountered errors and had to use the GUI). So far, this at least seems to be more stable, as I have not encountered a monitor freeze in the time since the upgrade although I am still encountering the freezes.