Hello everyone, I’m new to the forums.
I’m on Debian Sid, and today upon boot up Xorg failed to start. I checked logs and saw it was not picking up the NVIDIA driver. I temporarily uninstalled all
nvidia* packages from my system and installed
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau. This got my Xorg back up and running, but now came the task of troubleshooting why NVIDIA’s propietary module was failing to get loaded.
Upon reinstalling the
nvidia-driver metapackage, I did some tests, and this is the relevant info I found
$ sudo dkms status nvidia-current, 418.74, 4.19.0-5-amd64, x86_64: installed
$ sudo /sbin/modprobe -v nvidia install modprobe -i nvidia-current $CMDLINE_OPTS insmod /lib/modules/4.19.0-5-amd64/updates/dkms/nvidia-current.ko modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_current': Invalid argument modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:979 command_do() Error running install command for nvidia modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': Operation not permitted
Does anyone know what might be causing this?
Running the modprobe above without
sudo gives me a “Key expired” message on the nvidia module, which would suggest a conflict with Secure Boot, but that is disabled on my BIOS (I’ve double checked). I already tried booting on different kernel versions (4.19.0-5, 4.19.0-4, 4.19.0-3) and all gave the same error.
I’m very confused since it was working just fine up until last night, yet I didn’t change any settings related to this and I’m not sure if aptitude has a way to check which packages specifically I updated yesterday. If it matters, I have a GTX 760.