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FS#50510 - [nvidia] cannot initialize the GTX 460 card

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Mika Fischer (mika.fischer) - Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 14:23 GMT
Last edited by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Sunday, 23 October 2016, 17:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 13
Private No


The driver cannot initialize the GTX 460 card, the screen goes blank and the fan goes to max...

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Please revert to the latest stable version:
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Closed by  Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Sunday, 23 October 2016, 17:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Mika Fischer (mika.fischer) - Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:48 GMT
What do you mean by virtualgl? What's the fix then?
Comment by Yann T (tantal) - Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:14 GMT
I don't understand too...
virtual is not installed on my computer but still have the problem ; do I need to install virtualgl ?
Comment by Smoerrebroed Roempoempoem (Smoerrebroed) - Saturday, 27 August 2016, 08:57 GMT
I also suggest to stick to officially released versions from nVidia. 267.35 works very well, but there is no package for 267.44 (yet).
Comment by Carl Lucas (clucas84) - Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 00:13 GMT Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Thursday, 08 September 2016, 18:13 GMT
Please try 370.28.
Comment by Pete (petejones) - Thursday, 08 September 2016, 18:29 GMT
370.28 unfortunately didn't solve the error for me.
Comment by Roman (fozzy) - Thursday, 08 September 2016, 19:14 GMT
Same here...

P.S. IMHO 367.44 version should be nvidia-360xx (and nvidia too) package... Any above is beta for now. Why this is not so?
P.S.S. Are we sure that this is GTX 460 problem? Maybe this is not driver bug, but VBIOS? I have Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI (BIOS:, PCI ID: 10DE-0E22, Subsystem ID: 1458-34FC, Sign-On Message : GV-N460OC-1GI/F3)
Comment by Carl Lucas (clucas84) - Sunday, 11 September 2016, 16:39 GMT
370.28 also did not solve the problem for me. Per a suggestion from the nvidia thread, I'm going to downgrade to 340xx.
Comment by Hussam Al-Tayeb (hussam) - Sunday, 11 September 2016, 17:45 GMT
I have edited the PKGBUILD files and installed 367.44.
Everything works on my fermi card on this version apart from VDPAU.
Comment by thomas Luquet (thomasluquet) - Thursday, 15 September 2016, 19:44 GMT
367.44 package works, not 370 :-(
Comment by Hussam Al-Tayeb (hussam) - Thursday, 15 September 2016, 20:35 GMT
The only issue is that xorg-server 1.19 is going to be released in a month or two which will require a 370.xx driver unless nvidia extends the 367.xx branch.
Comment by thomas Luquet (thomasluquet) - Monday, 03 October 2016, 10:53 GMT
Still nothing ? Is it a nvidia problem ? A X11 problem ? A kernel problem ? Any date for the update ?
Comment by Hussam Al-Tayeb (hussam) - Monday, 03 October 2016, 11:05 GMT
Nvidia posted on their forums that one of their engineers reproduced the problem and is working on a fix.
Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Sunday, 23 October 2016, 17:05 GMT
I believe there is little reason to track the bug here at this point. We now know that this is an upstream problem and I will close it as such. Please direct any further information directly at nvidia upstream.