Re: Which nvidia driver am I using
- Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 22:06:24 +0200
- From: Erwan David <erwan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Which nvidia driver am I using
Le 04/05/2019 à 21:33, Felix Miata a écrit :
> Erwan David composed on 2019-05-04 20:52 (UTC+0200):
>>>> I have some display problems
>> Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GF108M [NVS 5400M] vendor: Lenovo driver:
>> nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0def
>> Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: modesetting
>> unloaded: fbdev,vesa compositor: kwin_x11 tty: N/A
>> OpenGL: renderer: NVC1 v: 4.3 Mesa 18.3.4 direct render: Yes
>> What are my options now ? I do not know where to begin looking for
>> documentation on reparaing my install.
> What are your "display problems"?
Sometimes it locks, regularly only the upper half of the (visual) screen
is displayed in the lower half of the physical screen, etc.
> How do you know the problem isn't Mesa or Kwin
> or Plasma rather than a kernel or DDX driver?
I do not, I only know it worked whe I used nivdia drivers.
> Have you tried disabling compositing
> in systemsettings5?
No, but has it an effect on the globall display ?
> Does the trouble go away if you use a different WM?
I have only KDE
> What was
> the last thing you remember doing before "display problems" began?
aptitude upgrade, message that nvidia-driver was not compatible anymore
with my card, do you want to continue ? -> No
Then all packages which where to be upgraded in half-installed state,
purging nvidia-driver* packages finishing the install of the other
packages, installing nvidia-legacy-390xx-* packages
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf exist?
> If it does, try removing it. The nouveau DDX and
> modesetting DDX almost never need it. Is there anything in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/?
There is the configuration of my thinkpad trackpad
Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
MatchProduct "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint|DualPoint Stick|Synaptics
Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint|ThinkPad USB Keyboard with
TrackPoint|USB Trackpoint pointing device|Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint"
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
> If yes, what is in it? Upload your /var/log/Xorg.0.log where we can see it (man
> pastebinit) and maybe someone can spot a problem.
It is at https://paste.debian.net/1081484/ I did not find anything
suspect in it.
> Inxi doesn't show the nouveau
> DDX to be available. Maybe installing xserver-xorg-video-nouveau would improve
> things. If it's already installed, an NVidia driver remnant might be blocking its use.
it is installed, but obviously not used
Here are all the nvidia packages installed :
dpkg -l 'nvidia*'|grep -v '^un'
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii nvidia-alternative 410.104-3 amd64 allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider
ii nvidia-detect 410.104-3 amd64 NVIDIA GPU detection utility
ii nvidia-egl-common 410.104-3 amd64 NVIDIA binary EGL driver - common files
ii nvidia-installer-cleanup 20151021+9 amd64 cleanup after driver installation with the nvidia-installer
ii nvidia-kernel-common 20151021+9 amd64 NVIDIA binary kernel module support files
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-alternative 390.116-1 amd64 allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA metapackage (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver-bin 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA driver support binaries (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver-libs:amd64 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA metapackage (OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES libraries) (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-egl-icd:amd64 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA EGL installable client driver (ICD)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-kernel-dkms 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA binary kernel module DKMS source (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-kernel-support 390.116-1 amd64 NVIDIA binary kernel module support files (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-legacy-390xx-vdpau-driver:amd64 390.116-1 amd64 Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix - NVIDIA driver (390xx legacy)
ii nvidia-legacy-check 410.104-3 amd64 check for NVIDIA GPUs requiring a legacy driver
ii nvidia-modprobe 410.93-1 amd64 utility to load NVIDIA kernel modules and create device nodes
ii nvidia-persistenced 410.104-1 amd64 daemon to maintain persistent software state in the NVIDIA driver
ii nvidia-settings 410.104-2 amd64 tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-legacy-390xx 390.116-1 amd64 tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver (390xx legacy version)
ii nvidia-support 20151021+9 amd64 NVIDIA binary graphics driver support files
And from my past experiences, to get a smooth use (eg whe I put laptop
on dock it automatically uses the second screen) I would have prefered
to continue use the nvidia driver.
However I I must completely reinstall the nvidia driver for this, I'll
firts purge all those packages, hoping it will be sufficient to get a
working nouveau installation.
Thanks for looking at my problem