Bug 111094 - Cannot start Xorg on Nvidia GP108M
Summary: Cannot start Xorg on Nvidia GP108M
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nouveau (show other bugs)
Version: 7.7 (2012.06)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium blocker
Assignee: Nouveau Project
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-07-09 11:22 UTC by guygma
Modified: 2019-12-04 09:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
i915 platform:
i915 features:

dmesg, xorg, journal output (concatenated) (216.57 KB, text/plain)
2019-07-09 11:22 UTC, guygma
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xorg (5.10 KB, text/x-log)
2019-07-09 11:24 UTC, guygma
no flags Details
dmesg (70.57 KB, text/plain)
2019-07-09 11:24 UTC, guygma
no flags Details
journal (140.90 KB, text/plain)
2019-07-09 11:24 UTC, guygma
no flags Details

Description guygma 2019-07-09 11:22:07 UTC
Created attachment 144735 [details]
dmesg, xorg, journal output (concatenated)

Despite support for GP108, it seems that I have problems with the mobile variant, GP108M. While my system boots successfully with the kernel module loading successfully (though with some warnings) my display manager cannot start because no screens can be found by the Xorg server. I have attached logs from dmesg, Xorg.log, and journalctl. I am on archlinux. Please let me know if anymore information is required. I would *really* prefer to use the opensource nouveau driver rather the closed nvidia...
Comment 1 guygma 2019-07-09 11:24:08 UTC
Created attachment 144736 [details]
Comment 2 guygma 2019-07-09 11:24:30 UTC
Created attachment 144737 [details]
Comment 3 guygma 2019-07-09 11:24:52 UTC
Created attachment 144738 [details]
Comment 4 Pierre Moreau 2019-07-17 07:34:35 UTC
Looking at the logs you provided, it's the NVIDIA kernel module that ends up being loaded rather than Nouveau. And looking at the Xorg.log, you no longer have the NVIDIA DDX so it’s the Nouveau one that is being loaded, but since it can’t communicate with the Nouveau kernel module, it fails to find a device and X exists because no screen was found.

I am assuming you removed the "nvidia-utils" package, but forgot to remove the "nvidia" one, which contains the kernel module.
Comment 5 Martin Peres 2019-12-04 09:50:44 UTC
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