For some time I see the message
[FAILED] Failed to start nvidia-powervice - nvidia-powerd service when the PC is booting up.
This message appears for a split second on boot and I have only recently noticed that it appears.
Even when I noticed the message I never really cared about it because I never encountered any issues or problems.
It is only when I started to play around with the godot game engine that I encountered issues: the software gives black screens/windows when you are in another window, moving around or doing anything really:
(sidenote: I got godot from flatpak, but if I download directly from the website I get the same issue, the issue is that godot is quite sensitive about graphical drivers and I assume that the “failed at boot error” could be the cause…)
anyway, after doing some research it appears that this error usually happens when the wrong driver is installed for a given GPU (I think?). So I checked what graphics card I have and what driver(s) I have installed.
I have a
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with
535.113.01 drivers :
Consulting our favorite brand of trust, open source-ness and innocent bliss I found out that I have the correct drivers installed for my little 1050: (website)
So… after looking around on the interwebs and other forums I saw various answers and solutions to related problems; everything from re-installing drivers yourself (hell no) to awaiting a bug fix. But i don’t know if any of these solutions will work and I am a PC/software know-nothing.
So please if anyone had similar issues before, could you help me fixing this?