Unexpected system error Xorg-x11-drv-nouveau

System info: Fedora 34
Windowing: wayland
Gnome: 40.4
Processor: Ryzen 5 4600H

here is the problem whenever i start my laptop i get this error Xorg-x11-drv-nouveaue, i dont know what it is or how to solve it. would be cool if anyone can help me with this.

It’s the Free/Open Source driver for Nvidia chipsets. Does your system have an Nvidia graphical unit (your processor is an AMD Ryzen so probably not).

https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/

it has an Nvidia card, Geforce GTX 1650 4GB but i dont want to use it with fedora as builtin Igpu is more than capable of handling my needs.

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Ah, in that case it’s the nouveau driver crashing for some reason. If it isn’t preventing you from using your system, I’d just ignore it. There isn’t enough information there to debug it or report it at the moment.

(I don’t know what card is being used on your system at the moment because I don’t currently have a machine with an additional graphics card. I think one has to select between the Nvidia and built-in graphics cards in the BIOS/UEFI menu)

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I think one has to select between the Nvidia and built-in graphics cards in the BIOS/UEFI menu

No, one dont select from bios. it completely depends on the driver installed in your system.

yup seems like the installer installed these driver, Is there a way to simply remove it from the system i dont even want nvidia driver actually,

it doesnt prevent me from using my system but i dont like seeing it either everytime i open my laptop and there are few more issue which i need to solve as well, eg with bluetooth and sound…

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I guess you could just uninstall the package, but I don’t know what effect this will have on your system (you could always reinstall it if things break?)

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looking removing process for ubuntu doesnt seem to be straight forward process, i think i should discuss about this more before proceeding to removal of package

I don’t think that applies. When you install the official Nvidia drivers from RPM Fusion, all of this is taken care of automatically.

https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/NVIDIA

On my system this doesn’t pull anything else out, but I’m not using any Nvidia hardware so it won’t affect my system:

$ sudo dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
[sudo] password for asinha: 
Dependencies resolved.
========================================================================================================================================
 Package                                 Architecture              Version                             Repository                  Size
========================================================================================================================================
Removing:
 xorg-x11-drv-nouveau                    x86_64                    1:1.0.17-2.fc35                     @fedora                    219 k

Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================
Remove  1 Package

Freed space: 219 k
Is this ok [y/N]: N
Operation aborted.

Removed the package but still the same issue.

@mattdm hey there, sorry for the tag but you seem to be the right person to ask,

I have a laptop with ryzen apu 4600h and 1650 NVIDIA card.

now i don’t want to use NVIDIA driver at all with my fedora setup, i keep getting this error "Unexpected system error Xorg-x11-drv-nouveau ", what should i do to get rid of this error?

Removing the xorg-x11-drv-nouveau doesn’t seem to help either.

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You’re still getting an error in the package after you’ve removed the package? DId you reboot after removing the package?

ohh yes i did rebooted after the removal of the package. its pretty weird, I will do it again and get back here.

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Yeh, but could be something on the kernel side of things. Can you look at your logs to see if there’s a kernel crash or something in there?

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/viewing-logs/

not easy to tell until we have some indication of what is causing the crash, unfortunately.

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here what i could find related to the driver

Full logs

 nouveau 0000:01:00.0: can't change power state from D3cold to D0 (config space inaccessible)

Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: DRM-master:00000000:00000000: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: DRM-master:00000000:00000000: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: Client resume failed with error: -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: resume failed with: -5

Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: Falcon mem scrubbing timeout
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: VPR still locked after scrub!
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: init failed, -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: systemd-udevd[431]:00000000:00000080: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: DRM-master:00000000:00000000: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: DRM-master:00000000:00000000: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: Client resume failed with error: -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: resume failed with: -5

```Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: Falcon mem scrubbing timeout
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: VPR still locked after scrub!
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: init failed, -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: init failed with -5
Nov 04 11:32:24 fedora kernel: nouveau: systemd-udevd[431]:00000000:00000080: init failed with -5

It’s certainly nouveau—does this include boots after you removed it too?

We’ll need someone with more nouveau/Nvidia experience to help here. I’m sure what we’re looking at :confused:

Yes this is after i removed the package but the latest boot which is today doesnt have these, only single line related to nouveau…

Nov 05 12:07:59 fedora kernel: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: can't change power state from D3cold to D0 (config space inaccessible)

I’m not, I’m afraid. I don’t have any Nvidia hardware and don’t really know the details here.

ohh what should i do then?, Well i wanted to completely remove NVIDIA driver and only use AMD apu for all the work load, so i have default installation of Fedora 34. it isnt related to using Nvidia driver but instead removing from the system.

If you are never tried installing proprietary Nvidia driver before and only default installation, means you need nouveau to make graphical interface displayed correctly.

Even though you want to use integrated driver, you still need a driver to run it.

If you forcing to disable the driver from loaded by the system just because you don’t want to use Geforce GTX 1650 4GB, your system will also disable driver for your integrated GPU.

The easy way to use your integrated GPU is by removing your Geforce GTX 1650 4GB from the port physically if posible or by disabling from BIOS (also if posible).

After that, remove any command you adding before to block the nouveau driver (remove nouveau blacklist from /etc/modprobe.d/ or from boot args).

EDIT:

Just found away to blacklist certain port from the internet. You may consider the advice here on the first answer on those website.

I think it’s possible, but I never do it since I don’t need to.

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So i should simply look for a solution to this problem rather getting rid of the driver itself? i should start digging the documentation i guess to understand the driver issue.

I expect there are plenty of people who can help you — just not me!