[Linux][Debian11][GTX 980TI] While playing a game on steam my screens all turns black

Hello everyone,

I have been facing an issue with my PC. every time i play a game in the middle of it i get a screen crash it turns to black.
and i have to restart my PC to be able to use it.

NVIDIA Driver version: 460.91.03

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (391.0 KB)

You are getting Xid erros:

Sep 24 01:53:29 malnajdi kernel: [ 1058.867749] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, pid=0, Head 00000001 Count 00018cfa

According to this:
This indicates a driver error.

I’d try to disable ForceCompositionPipeline=On. I don’t think you want that while gaming. Disable it in nvidia-settings and then save the xorg.conf (like you already did (as root)).

Also this pops up:

[ 0.011518] [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0xb2 (or later)

Might not be related, but I think it should be taken care of.

Also see if a BIOS update is available:

BIOS 0701 08/18/2015

is old…

So i updated the BIOS to the latest for my motherboard which is ASUS Z170-A to the latest BIOS Update 2018.
I disabled the ForceCompositionPipeline and still getting the same thing when i run game on steam.

Well, worth a try.
You could enable steam debug logging, might give a clue…
You might try the 470 series.
You could send a new bug report to: linux-bugs@nvidia.com with a reference to this topic.

hmmm is there a way to watch the logs of NVIDIA while i am testing the game ?

The logs are the Xorg.log and syslog (kern.log).
You can enable verbose logging in the X server:

Okay. I have narrow it down to these 2 lines
Sep 25 03:28:35 malnajdi kernel: [ 1913.799786] NVRM: GPU at PCI:0000:01:00: GPU-cc1167cc-da7a-9754-99c7-57458a4e15c0
Sep 25 03:28:35 malnajdi kernel: [ 1913.799789] NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 16, pid=5430, Head 00000001 Count 0001bec0
After these 2 lines my screens crash

Thought so. As I told you above, the Xid error 16 indicates a driver error (Display engine hung)…

yeah well, i guess i will try another version meh… Q.Q

I installed the drivers from SID and i got same issue.
I removed all drivers and installed the drivers from NVIDIA website the .RUN and i got same issue.

i am not sure if it’s related to other issue or not.