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  1. #1
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    Nouveau driver freezes

    Hi,
    I have a Dell Precision Tower 3620 with the following graphics and a 3840 × 2160 screen :
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107GL [Quadro K1200] (rev a2)
    I have been running Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and 20.04 on this machine, and with each of these releases it has been freezing from time to time (approximatively once or twice per day).
    Code:
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.625416] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: SCHED_ERROR 0a [CTXSW_TIMEOUT]
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.625436] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: runlist 0: scheduled for recovery
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.625453] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: channel 6: killed
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.625462] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: engine 5: scheduled for recovery
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.625467] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: engine 0: scheduled for recovery
    Feb 26 12:00:15 xxxxxxxx kernel: [15385.626095] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Xorg[2366]: channel 6 killed!
    I have opened bug report #1917037. However, I could use some help to start investigating in more detail. Any suggestions?

    Note that switching to proprietary NVidia drivers is currently not an option for me: NVidia drivers crash on Ubuntu 20.04.
    Last edited by dimitri-papadopoulos; March 28th, 2021 at 09:03 AM.

  2. #2
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    Post Re: Nouveau driver freezes

    One Package in the ubuntu Repositories specific to nVIDIA® GPU's is nouveau-firmware, a needful for Maxwells (e.g. your GM107GL), Pascals, and Voltas; don't know as of 28 March 2021 whether xserver-xorg-video-nouveau has been expanded to Turings and Ampéres. The Package xserver-xorg-video-all drags in drivers for pre-Radeon ATi® VDA's, Cirrus Logic® VDA's, Matrox® GPU's, VIA® UniChrome™ VDA's (viz., xserver-xorg-video-openchrome), AMD® RADEON® GPU's, SiS® VDA's, and VESA non-accelerated VDA's in addition to the open-source driver for nVIDIA® GPUs up to Kepler (viz., xserver-xorg-video-nouveau); plus drivers for intel® HD Graphics GPUs and QXL® GPUs under Recommended.
    Last edited by bcschmerker; March 29th, 2021 at 04:47 AM. Reason: Addendum for metapackage Recommends.
    Video Drivers:
    nVIDIA® nForce® chipsets require discrete GPU's up to Kepler and appropriate nVIDIA Kernel modules.
    Most intel® ExpressSets™ and AMD® RS-Series are fully supported in open source.

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    Re: Nouveau driver freezes

    I have installed nouveau-firmware, hopefully it can help avoid the freeze.

    I am unable to understand the xserver-xorg-video-all part. This package is not installed, but xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is, as well as xserver-xorg-video-fbdev and xserver-xorg-video-vesa.

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