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SOLVED running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Mon May 27, 2019 10:56 am

This problem is different in that it is not a new install. This is my wifes machine so higher priority. Running LM Cinnamon 18.3 forever. Computer built in 2013. About 3-4 months ago installed a MSI GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4 GB AERO ITX graphics card in preparation for installing 19.0 with its new kernel. That software upgrade got postponed.
3 days ago this problem appeared. Rebooted with the nouveau driver and same problem. So I don't think the nvidia driver is corrupt. Thought I would swap graphics cards with my machine the next morning but the problem went away! Now today it is back. I can only think it is a problem with the graphics card or it needs reseated. So in a bit I am going to swap the card with my identical card and see what happens. Can't think of anything else it could be. It has been over 2 weeks since any software updates to her machine. Any other thoughts?
Rich
Last edited by benchrest on Wed May 29, 2019 6:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: running in software rendering mode

Post by trytip » Mon May 27, 2019 11:11 am

what do you mean your wife's computer has higher priorities? :mrgreen: need more info

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inxi -Fxzd
dpkg -l nvidia
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Re: running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Mon May 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Note under Graphics it has Failed: nouveau. I have the nvidia 384.130 driver selected.

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inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: desktop3 Kernel: 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 2603 date: 06/26/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD FX-4100 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 28893
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 1674 MHz 2: 1412 MHz 3: 1600 MHz
           4: 2116 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-39-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 756.2GB (36.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5003AZEX size: 500.1GB
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227G used: 125G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 26.8C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 178 Uptime: 3:14 Memory: 1309.0/7878.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

dpkg -l nvidia
dpkg-query: no packages found matching nvidia
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Re: running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Mon May 27, 2019 2:31 pm

prior to swapping the card with mine, I started it back up with the cover off to see if the GPU fan is running. It started without receiving the running in software rendering mode. Its fixed, wrong! Rerunning the inxi -Fxzd command shows it still fasiled the same as when I got the message. I wonder if it has ever worked since the card was installed. My wife never does anything to graphical to push it. I am going to clean the computers and swap the cards.
Rich
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Re: running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 pm

Swapped cards, do not get the "running in software rendering mode". Yet the inxi -Fxzd command gives the same error. "FAILED: nouveau". I am beginning to wonder if this problem has existed for 3-4 months, since my wife does little graphics she has not complained. I have noticed some strange differences in displaying some system settings. Some panels have a lot of black.
The machine is 18.3 Linux Mint Cinnamon with Nvidia 384.130 driver. I see it does support this GPU. My machine has no problem and it is 19.0 with 390.166 and all the same hardware. Upgrading her machine is not that simple. and I don't know if that would help.
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Re: running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Mon May 27, 2019 3:38 pm

eventhough I have the nvidia driver selected in driver manager I see the following messages in xorg.0.log. It appears nvidea does not exist!

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7.763] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 0
[     7.763] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 1
[     7.764] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 2
[     7.764] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 3
[     7.765] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 4
[     7.765] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 5
[     7.765] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 6
[     7.765] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[     7.765] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[     7.769] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[     7.770] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[     7.770] (II) Unloading nvidia
[     7.770] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[     7.770] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[     7.770] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[     7.770] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     7.770] 	compiled for 1.18.1, module version = 1.0.12
[     7.770] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[     7.770] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 20.0
[     7.770] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[     7.770] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[     7.771] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     7.771] 	compiled for 1.18.4, module version = 1.18.4
[     7.771] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[     7.771] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 20.0
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Re: SOLVED running in software rendering mode

Post by benchrest » Wed May 29, 2019 6:31 pm

After looking and trying many things I have the nouveau driver loading consistently with no error. Not sure what I did. I think my kernel is corrupted. But since I need to upgrade to 19.0 from 18.3 on this machine that should resolved the problem. Also I think if I were to boot with the previous kernel. then delete the current one that I think is in error. Then install the latest kernel again it would straiten out the problem.
If upgrading doesn't solve the issue I will open a new post.
Rich
LM Cinnamon 19, ASUS TUF B450M, Ryzen 5 2600x, 16gb memory, Samsung SSD 970 EVO-Plus, Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256gb, dual 27" monitors, MSI GEFORCE GTX 1050ti Areo ITX. Big user of Gramps, LibreOffice, Unison.

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