Segfault with NVIDIA 495.46 + GeForce RTX 2060 when attempting to run Bitwig Studio


After updating to the new 495.46, I started getting segfaults when trying to run Bitwig Studio in X11.

The only thing that has changed since the segfaults started happening is the version of the NVIDIA driver.

Attached nvidia log run with startx -- -logverbose 6, along with a coredump.

System Info

  • Arch Linux 5.15.8
  • Bitwig Studio 4.1.2
  • nvidia 495.46-2
  • X11 21.1.2-1
  • i3 4.20.1.r26.g094f56aa


  1. nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (342.1 KB)
  2. core.Xorg.1000.3fe026a338d04b809278ca818d5fa25f.12869.1639753062000000.zst (3.1 MB)

I think I am having the same or similar issue. My xorg failed with segmentation faults when running startx to start i3.

GeForce RTX 2080 Super

[   137.962] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x0
[   137.962] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[   137.962] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting

These were my package versions at the time of the errors.

  • nvidia 495.46-2
  • nvidia-utils 495.46-1
  • lib32-nvidia-utils 495.46-1
  • linux 5.15.8.arch1-1|

I had to revert nvidia, nvidia-utils, and linux packages back to the previous versions to be able to run startx and load i3. With the versions below I don’t get the segmentation faults but have to block those packages from updating.

  • xorg-server 21.1.2-1
  • nvidia 495.44-15
  • linux 5.15.7.arch1-1
  • nvidia-utils 495.44-6
  • i3-gaps 4.20.1-1

It seems other similar issues are occurring: FS#73031 : [nvidia] several xorg aborts w/ nvidia-495.46-1

There’s a fix out for FS#73075 : [xorg-server] Switching between TTYs and xorg session causes freeze which might be related, and also check [BUG] NVIDIA v495.29.05 driver spamming dbus-enabled applications with invalid messages