0

Hardware Context

  • Nvidia GeForce 960
  • Intel i9 11900K
  • ASUS TUF GAMING B60M-PLUS

(I think that the only relevant spec is GPU)

Problem

Hi. I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 22.04 to Ubuntu 22.10. A few days passed without major problems, but today I booted into Ubuntu (have dual boot with Windows 11, which is working without any problem) and ended up in emergency mode with following message:

/dev/nvme0n1p5: recovering journal
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, 1484190/15171584 files, 18827904/60659968 blocks
[     3.712179] hdaudio hdaudioC0D2L Unable to configura, disabling
[     3.712285] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: bus: MMIO write of 80000140 FAULT at 10eb14
 [ PRIVRING ]
You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or "exit"
to boot into default mode.
Press Enter for maintenance
(or press Control-D to continue):

First try

After some googling I decided to blacklist nouveau drivers adding to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0

Then running update-initramfs -u and reboot.


Message changed to the following but still not booting into graphic desktop. Fun fact is that font changed to a more stylized one, I think that Ubuntu's terminal default font.

/dev/nvme0n1p5: recovering journal
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, 1484190/15171584 files, 18827904/60659968 blocks
[     3.590755] hdaudio hdaudioC0D2L Unable to configure, disabling
[     5.156330] Bluetooth: hci0: Malformed MSFT vendor event: 0x02
You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or "exit"
to boot into default mode.
Press Enter formaintenance
(or press Control-D to continue):

After that, I tried to install nvidia propietary drivers from ubuntu repositories doing apt-get install nvidia-drivers-515, but at the end of the installation, terminal freezes for say 2 minutes and then prompts again with "emergency mode". Nvidia drivers are not installed: dpkg -l shows nothing about nvidia and I can run apt-get install nvidia-drivers-515 again with the exact same result. The same happens with any apt-get or apt command, even update. This already happened before blacklisting nouveau.

I've downloaded drivers from Nvidia site, but I don't know if use it, because when I run it, it shows a warning which says that is better to use distribution packages.

Third shot (UPDATE)

Followed Nmath suggestion and ran ubuntu-drivers autoinstall which installed nvidia drivers. After reboot, I still get into emergency mode, but with a slightly different message: no Bluetooth fail.

/dev/nvme0n1p5: recovering journal
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, 1484190/15171584 files, 18827904/60659968 blocks
[     3.602462] hdaudio hdaudioC0D2L Unable to configure, disabling
[     3.672505] 
You are in emergency mode.

Note the blank line under hdaudio and befor "Emergency mode" prompt.

3
  • That was a quick response, thank you so much. Unfortunately, it didn't work. After running ubuntu-drivers autoinstall (which installed nvidia drivers as dpkg -l shows), I rebooted but still enters into emergency mode. I updated my post which this new shot. Oct 27, 2022 at 0:48
  • NVidia drivers seem to be causing problems all of a sudden. I've had a lot of issues with it in past few days. Check this out, I figured out that you can choose the 470 driver from Updates & Settings: askubuntu.com/questions/1437047/…
    – raddevus
    Oct 27, 2022 at 1:49
  • Thank you, raddevus. But i can't access Updates & Settings AFAIK I'm unable to boot in GUI mode, just emergency mode. Oct 27, 2022 at 10:03

1 Answer 1

0

The problem was /boot/efi entry in /etc/fstab, it was broken, maybe some upgrade messed it up. I don't know if nouveau drivers were the problem at the begining or I was just missleading. Closing this.

1
  • Just an FYI for you questions and answers stay forever they never get closed. Someone may benefit from it in the future.
    – David
    Oct 28, 2022 at 10:34

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.