For what’s probably been more than a year now, I have been unable to use nVidia’s proprietary drivers. At first I thought this was due to my graphics card (a GTX 780) being outdated, and so I switched to the open source Nouveau drivers, which until this week I’d been using with little issue. In this period I regularly tried to use nVidia’s drivers again, with every new kernel and driver release, and always with the exact same issues.
Which brings me to this week, and my having bought an RTX 2080 as upgrade. Lo and behold, the exact same issues persist. But worse yet, the Nouveau drivers are constantly locking up my PC as well now, making it effectively impossible to use my PC with this new graphics card.
So - in desperation - I’ve finally come here for support.
- Xorg does not work, at all. As soon as it tries to initialize, I get a white non-blinking cursor line on a black screen, and the entire system hangs.
- From the command line, 'modprobe nvidia-modeset' stalls out, ultimately causing the following dmesg entries:
systemd-udevd: nvidia: Worker  processing SEQNUM=2480 is taking a long time systemd-udevd: 0000:01:00.0: Worker  processing SEQNUM=1972 is taking a long time systemd-udevd: Spawned process 'nvidia-udev.sh add'  is taking longer than 59s to complete systemd-udevd: Spawned process 'nvidia-udev.sh add'  timed out after 2min 59s, killing systemd-udevd: nvidia: Worker  processing SEQNUM=2480 killed systemd-udevd: Worker  terminated by signal 9 (KILL) systemd-udevd: nvidia: Worker  failed
- As soon as 'modprobe nvidia-modeset' is run, a systemd-udevd process takes up 100% CPU utilization and permanently stays stuck in that state.
Somewhere in my configuration of kernel, udev, and drivers, something is going horribly wrong. But for the life of me I have not been able to find it. And now that Nouveau can’t really be used, this leaves me with a broken system. I could return to the GTX 780, but then that RTX would be a rather expensive paper weight. ;-)
nvidia-bug-report.log (289 KB)