nVIDIA Driver load error on Xubuntu "can't change power state from D3cold to D0"


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6 hours ago

I have an HP ZBook Fury G8 17,3" FHD IPS i7-11800H 128GB/2TB SSD T1200 4A698EA. On the second SSD Windows 10 Pro is installed. Windows can use my T1200 nvidia card without problems.

On a fresh installed Xubuntu 21.10 5.13.0-27-generic with latest update I have the problem that the nvidia driver doesn't load.

sudo ubuntu-drivers list
nvidia-driver-470, (kernel modules provided by linux- 
nvidia-driver-495, (kernel modules provided by linux- 
nvidia-driver-460-server, (kernel modules provided by 
nvidia-driver-470-server, (kernel modules provided by 

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall


sudo apt install nvidia-driver-470


sudo apt install nvidia-driver-495

installs the software without error.


leads to an 100% core load with a process that tried modprobe with no success. At the end nvidia driver wasn't loaded.

sudo dmesg | grep -i D3cold

gives me

nvidia 0000:01:00.0: can't change power state from 
D3cold to D0 (config space inaccessible) vgaarb: changed 
VGA decodes: olddecodes=none,decodes=none:owns=none 
nvidia probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1 
nvidia-nvlink: Unregistered the Nvlink Core, major 
device number 507  Nvlink Core is being initialized, 
major device number 507

In my opinion there have been some changes in how power management works. In BIOS I can only choose Hybrid Graphics or UHD, no Power-Mode. I chose Hybrid Graphics, because in the other case nvidia controller is not visible. That new power management didn't allow to power on some devices (not only graphics) from within a kernel module. There must be another way to do it (in Windows it works). I think the nvidia driver didn't recognize the situation.

Added by: Eladio Kovacek Jr.

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