I installed what I understand is the most recent nVidia and Gentoo supported kernel (4.14.101-gentoo) with the Gentoo suggested nVidia driver, 340.107, on a system running systemd and where I am attempting to start by simply running X. I can boot the system without errors, but when I modprobe nvidia, the screen goes blank and dmesg gives me the “RmInitAdapter failed! (0x25:0xffffffff:1197)” message. This is before I even get a chance to start X. Things I have tried: (1) using kernel parameter pcie_aspm=off. Increasing the default GPUs in the kernel from default of 16 to 120. Neither of these helped. I also tried using nouveau to see how it would do. By default nouveau gives me some PFIFO_READ and PT_NOT_PRESENT errors unless I used noaccel=1. With this latter module parm, I get X, but with lots of artifacts on the screen–basically unusable. The nouveau test was done with the newest kernel and nouveau (4.19.23-gentoo). As said, my test with nVidia has only been with 4.14.101-gentoo. All tests reported here are with gentoo, although I also have an Arch system on the machine with similar results, although I have only used Arch’s newest kernels in testing nouveau and nVidia. The results are the same. The machine boots via UEFI and Grub (for Gentoo). I also have tried rEFInd for use with Arch.
Attached is the output from nvidia-bug-report tool. Thank you for any advice you can provide.
PS: I don’t see how to attach output here
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (36 KB)