Debian fails to boot fresh install Nvidea GPU

Fridgeroo

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Howsit.

I did a fresh install of Debian 2 days ago in duel boot with Windows on a new PC.
The problem is that when I boot to debian, I get a black screen with a blinking cursor

The system is an AMD Ryzen9 with Nvidea RTX2060

Steps I've taken include:

1) Attempting to install the appropriate driver for Nvidia

After editing package sources to allow non-free:

apt install nvidia-driver

2) Altering the grup boot options


In /etc/default/grup

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"

followed by running:

update-grub

Note that this had the effect of causing an error message to show after booting, followed again by the black screen blinking cursor. The error message reads:

core perfctr but no constraints: unknown hardware!
kobject: can not set name properly!
mce: unable to init MCE device (rct -22)
[...] watchdog hardware is disabled


3) Installing other firmware
I have run:

apt install firmware-netxen firmware-realtek


Diagnostic Information I've collected includes:

lspci -s 2d:00.0 -v
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e89 *rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
[...]
kernel driver in use: nvidia
kernel modules: nvidia

nvidia-smi
[...] GPU at PCI: [...]
[...]
[ 428.617069] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x65:1106)
[ 428.617115] NVRM: rm-init-adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0

nvidia-bug-report.sh
[...]
Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
Fatal server error:
no screens found(EE)
please consult the X.org foundation support
[...]


Someone help? :\ Thanks :)
 


f33dm3bits

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Try installing nvidia-detect and run it, it should tell you which driver you need for your card.
 

Fridgeroo

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Thank you f33dm3bits. Output below (uh oh)

"Detected Nvidia gpus:
2d:00.0 VGA compatible controller [...]
Checking card: [...]
Uh oh. Your card is not supported by any driver version up to 418.152.00.
A newer driver may add support for your card
Newer driver releases may be available in backports, unstable or experimental"

advice? Card is a previous-gen card so this is odd.
 

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Can you share the output of the following.
Code:
lspci -nn | grep -i vga
 

f33dm3bits

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What graphics card do you have, normally it would show with that output but it doesn't seem to in this case.
 

f33dm3bits

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What graphics card do you have, normally it would show with that output but it doesn't seem to in this case.
Nvm, I skipped over the beginning of your post: RTX2060
 
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f33dm3bits

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Can you share the output of the following.
Code:
dpkg --list | grep -i nvidia
And which Debian version do you have installed, 10.x(Buster)?
 
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Fridgeroo

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Debian is version 10, buster.

Apologies this is the best image I could get. It overflows and I don't think the recovery-terminal allows scrolling

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I tried with excluding cuda entries as well:

dpkg --list | grep -i --perl-regexp 'nvidia(?!.cuda.)'

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