Random freeze with Nvidia 1660Ti GPU (NV160, Turing)
a user reported that since the upgrade to 4.0, Tails randomly freeze on their computer when started in normal mode.
when started in troubleshooting mode, the resolution is stuck to 1024x768 but there is no freeze.
GPU is NVIDIA Corporation TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Rev. A] [10de:2182] (rev a1)
Bug report: 7eedb2d8d362bfedb6c98e033ca7a4b
Additionally, according to #17401, something similar also happens on:
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- GeForce RTX 2080
Known issues: set expectations clearly wrt. Nvidia Turing (Closes: #17184)
The NV160 column on https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix/ is
basically a list of "TODO" items, so let's not make users and help desk
waste too much time trying and debugging.
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
- Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille
nouveau kernel module is used to manage the frame buffer and DRM/KMS, but the
modeset X.Org driver is used (as opposed to the
nouveau one). I'm not surprised that this combination does not work perfectly. Given the support for NV160 was merged in the kernel only in January, I assume the X.Org driver does not support this family yet.
The NV160 column on https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix/ is basically a list of "TODO" items, so I don't think we can do much about it currently.
Please ask the user to try the workarounds that we have documented for other NVIDIA graphics cards: who knows, perhaps one of these would be good enough and I could document it :)
Using latest Tails (4.2.2) on a 32GB USB stick with no persistence. Custom PC with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (NV160 Turing) connected to PCIe. After a successfull start, starts using TOR browser and other applications, but freezes randomly after a short time using it (about 10-30 minutes).
nouveau.noaccel=1 boot option, freezes after a short time.
nouveau.modeset=0 boot option, gets error "Error starting GDM with your graphics card: NVIDIA Corporation TU107 [10de:1f82] (rev a1)." when starting.
nouveau.modeset=0 boot options, gets same error than above.
- Use Troubleshooting Mode, gets error "BusyBox v1.30.1 (Debian 1:1.30.1-4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' fpr a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system."