I have Debian 10 Buster installed on my Acer Nitro AN515-51 laptop (dual boot with Windows 10). These are the system specs:
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ( 4GB VRAM); Intel UHD Graphics 630. RAM: 8GB SDRAM (DDR4)
lscpu | grep -i model reports this:
Model: 158 Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
uname -a reports this:
Linux rpl-pc 4.19.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.98-1 (2020-01-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux
lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' reports this:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 (rev 04) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] HD Graphics 630 Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915 -- 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] (rev a1) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] Kernel modules: nouveau 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 32)
The Problem: When I type
sudo apt-get upgrade
I get the following output into my terminal (I only copy/pasted the last few lines where the error occurs):
Preparing to unpack .../nvidia-legacy-check_418.113-1_amd64.deb ... Checking for legacy NVIDIA GPUs appears to hang, try rebooting with 'acpi=off' added to the kernel boot options in the GRUB configuration.
Then the terminal appears to freeze and I can't
Ctrl-C out of it.
The same issue occurs when I try to install a program through the command line (e.g.
sudo apt-get install vim)
Why am I getting these errors?
Is this related to the fact that I was never able to get my computer to reboot properly and it freezes every time I go to the Start Menu to Leave and either Reboot or Shutdown? I have to hold down the power button and manually shut down. I have no other issues with Debian 10 Buster so far.
I was able to execute
sudo apt-get upgrade as well as install vim successfully by turning acpi off temporarily through the GRUB menu. It also reboots/shuts down properly through the GUI. However I still can't figure out how to get my computer to reboot the proper way via the GUI without
acpi=off. I don't want to turn acpi off permanently because according to this post, it's not recommended to do that if you have a laptop. It does lead me to believe it's an ACPI issue though.
I tried the following methods:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet noefi reboot=pci"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet acpi=force apm=power_off
quietfrom the grub file
Disabling nouveau kernel driver as described here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/841876/how-to-disable-nouveau-kernel-driver
However, none of these methods worked. I am booting in UEFI mode. Does anyone have other suggestions I can try?
EDIT 2 After doing a fresh install of Debian Buster, I ran into the same issue. I even updated the Linux kernel. In fact, on top of the rebooting issue, my computer froze whenever I opened Firefox. I ended up fixing these issues by disabling the nouveau kernel drivers. I also installed the proprietary NVIDIA GPU drivers, but as of this update, I have not gotten them to load yet, so disabling the nouveau kernel drivers was enough. Hopefully, this will help someone else out there who experienced the same issues as I did.