• [6.9] After moving to 6.9 local GUI mode not working


    NLS
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    The whole system seems to be working (VMs, containers, shares)... BUT the local (own) server GUI is not working.
    It actually stays on a clean black screen with a blinking cursor.

    I thought everything was dead until I tried to access web GUI from my main PC and saw everything (else) was ok.
    I rebooted once to see if it was a one time issue, but it wasn't.

    Not sure if the issue classifies as "minor" as it is quite major at least for me (I don't run the server headless).

     

    quasar-ultima-diagnostics-20210306-1918.zip



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    14 hours ago, Squid said:

    Prime suspects:  nvidia-driver.plg followed by NerdPack.plg

     

    Delete the offenders from /config/plugins on the flash drive and try again.  Nvidia probably just needs a reinstall after a clean boot.

    Removing nvidia-plugin made mine work.  Reinstalling it however just brought back the issue.

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    1 hour ago, Kaldek said:

    Removing nvidia-plugin made mine work.  Reinstalling it however just brought back the issue.

    Welp, I need the nvidia driver so I guess I'm going to deal with a blinking cursor for a while lol.

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    2 hours ago, sterofuse said:

    Welp, I need the nvidia driver so I guess I'm going to deal with a blinking cursor for a while lol.

    Was this working on 6.8.3?

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    @Kaldek you may need to add the following parts for Nvidia also. Could you get it a go.

     

    Along with nomodeset kernel parameter, for Intel graphics card you need to add i915.modeset=0 and for Nvidia graphics card you need to add nouveau.modeset=0. For Nvidia Optimus dual-graphics system, you need to add all the three kernel parameters (i.e. "nomodeset i915.modeset=0 nouveau.modeset=0").

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    @all for all that are using the Nvidia-Driver Plugin:

     

    @Kaldek & @sterofuse

    If you are using the Nvidia-Driver Plugin I have a workaround for you if you boot into GUI mode:

    1. When you get to the blinking cursor press CTRL+ALT+F1
    2. Login with your root account and password
    3. Type in 'nvidia-xconfig' (without quotes)
    4. Type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    These commands have to be done from the local console (not a remote console).

     

    I will fix this ASAP and keep you updated here in the thread, sorry for the inconvenience...

     

    Fixed!

    Update the Nvidia-Driver Plugin (make sure that you are on version 2021.03.10) and reboot your server into GUI mode again.

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    12 minutes ago, ich777 said:

    @all for all that are using the Nvidia-Driver Plugin:

     

    @Kaldek & @sterofuse

    If you are using the Nvidia-Driver Plugin I have a workaround for you if you boot into GUI mode:

    1. When you get to the blinking cursor press CTRL+ALT+F1
    2. Login with your root account and password
    3. Type in 'nvidia-xconfig' (without quotes)
    4. Type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    These commands have to be done from the local console (not a remote console).

     

    I will fix this ASAP and keep you updated here in the thread, sorry for the inconvenience...

    @ich777 I have confirmed this works.  Thanks, I'll happily wait for the fix.

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    Now to resolve the issue with us people that are NOT using nVidia?...

     

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    50 minutes ago, NLS said:

    Now to resolve the issue with us people that are NOT using nVidia?...

    Have you tried to load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card?

     

    You can also try to:

    1. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 this should bring you back to the command line
    2. Log in with your root user and password
    3. Then type in 'modprobe i915' (without quotes)
    4. Then type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    And please report back.

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    36 minutes ago, ich777 said:

    Have you tried to load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card?

     

    You can also try to:

    1. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 this should bring you back to the command line
    2. Log in with your root user and password
    3. Then type in 'modprobe i915' (without quotes)
    4. Then type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    And please report back.

     

     

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I will try it at home tonight.

     

    When you say "load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card" how do you do that exactly?

     

    For the second part, I can do that on the black screen with the flashing cursor?

     

    Which method I should try first?

    Is both of those method would be permanent fixes (i.e. do I need to repeat this procedure each time I restart my server?)

     

    Thanks for the help and sorry for all the questions!

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    39 minutes ago, ich777 said:

    Have you tried to load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card?

     

    You can also try to:

    1. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 this should bring you back to the command line
    2. Log in with your root user and password
    3. Then type in 'modprobe i915' (without quotes)
    4. Then type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    And please report back.

     

     

    Thanks will try that - unfortunately server is busy and not in GUI mode right now (I last booted it to console mode since GUI was dead anyway - prompt is better than nothing), so probably in a few hours.

    Except if I can do this in this console (nothing else is missing from this startup vs. the GUI startup?)...

     

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    Just now, guill_019 said:

     

     

     

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I will try it at home tonight.

     

    When you say "load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card" how do you do that exactly?

     

    For the second part, I can do that on the black screen with the flashing cursor?

     

    Which method I should try first?

    Is both of those method would be permanent fixes (i.e. do I need to repeat this procedure each time I restart my server?)

     

    Thanks for the help and sorry for all the questions!

     

    I think you do one after the other. I think it is not permanent but will indicate what needs to change in the startup script.

     

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    @guill_019 as @NLS said, do the 4 steps step by step and also this is not permanent, this is only for testing.

     

    You have to do this physically on your server.

     

    6 minutes ago, guill_019 said:

    For the second part, I can do that on the black screen with the flashing cursor?

    CTRL+ALT+F1 will/should bring back the command line.

     

    6 minutes ago, guill_019 said:

    Which method I should try first?

    Sorry I think I wasn't clear enough this is only one method.

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    2 minutes ago, ich777 said:

    @guill_019 as @NLS said, do the 4 steps step by step and also this is not permanent, this is only for testing.

     

    You have to do this physically on your server.

     

    CTRL+ALT+F1 will/should bring back the command line.

     

    Sorry I think I wasn't clear enough this is only one method.

     

    Ok, thanks a lot!

    Will try tonight and report here

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    2 hours ago, sterofuse said:

    Nvidia 2021-03-10 Plugin Update and reboot fixed it for me, thank you!

    unlucky, Not for me (6.9.1 updated - nvidia updated - nerd pack and many plugins uninstalled)

    gpu gt730 (for vm which i uninstalled too) and i3-8100 CPU

    diagnostics-20210310-1825.zip

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    4 hours ago, Cyril83 said:

    Not for me

    What device is choosen in the BIOS as the first graphics device?

    Where is your Display connected to the Nvidia card or to the iGPU?

     

    4 hours ago, Cyril83 said:

    6.9.1 updated - nvidia updated

    Have you also rebooted?

     

    Is this all really needed in your syslinux.cfg:

    BOOT_IMAGE=/bzimage pcie_acs_override=downstream,multifunction vfio_iommu_type1.allow_unsafe_interrupts=1 initrd=/bzroot,/bzroot-gui

     

    Do you boot with Legacy or UEFI?

     

    May I ask why do you installed the Nvidia-Driver if you use it for a VM, also the GT730 is not really a transcoding beast if you use it for that.

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    @ich777 about the test process described above (for our case without nvidia) - can I also do this when I have booted in console mode? Or I need to reboot in GUI mode, get the "blinking cursor" and then try the steps?

    (because server is still busy and I want to see if I can try this now or I need to wait to reboot)

     

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    2 minutes ago, NLS said:

    can I also do this when I have booted in console mode?

    No, because X is missing.

     

    2 minutes ago, NLS said:

    Or I need to reboot in GUI mode, get the "blinking cursor" and then try the steps?

    Exactly.

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    12 hours ago, ich777 said:

    @Kaldek & @sterofuse & @almulder

     

    Fixed!

    Update the Nvidia-Driver Plugin (make sure that you are on version 2021.03.10) and reboot your server into GUI mode again. ;)

    @ich777 I can confirm this update fixes the issue for me.

    For anyone who's rebooting their server remotely, you can tell if the permanent fix (the update to the nvidia plugin) worked just by running "nvidia-smi" at a terminal prompt.

     

    If it's working you will see Xorg running as a process on the GPU:
    image.png.439add30b1f822ea074be7e937d481f9.png
     

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    10 hours ago, guill_019 said:

     

    When you say "load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card" how do you do that exactly?

     


    That's what the "modprobe i915" does - it loads the module.

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    11 hours ago, ich777 said:

    Have you tried to load the Intel module for your onboard graphics card?

     

    You can also try to:

    1. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 this should bring you back to the command line
    2. Log in with your root user and password
    3. Then type in 'modprobe i915' (without quotes)
    4. Then type in '/etc/rc.d/rc.4' (without quotes)

     

    And please report back.

     

    This solution works for me!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot ich777

     

    Can I do something to make this a permanent fix or I need to wait for an OS update? (not a big deal as I rarely need to reboot my server)

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    3 minutes ago, guill_019 said:

     

    This solution works for me!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot ich777

     

    Can I do something to make this a permanent fix or I need to wait for an OS update? (not a big deal as I rarely need to reboot my server)

    If @ich777 is responsible for this part of unRAID I'd say they'll be working on a fix ASAP.  They already provided a permanent fix for Nvidia drivers.

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    GREAT news. Unfortunately I cannot test before tomorrow if it also works for me.

     

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