Bug#877971: Nvidia-kernel-dkms 375.82 reverts to P8 (idle) state

Luca Boccassi bluca at debian.org
Sun Oct 8 14:29:36 UTC 2017

Control: tags -1 upstream

On Sun, 2017-10-08 at 18:47 +1100, TarotApprentice wrote:
> Package: Nvidia-kernel-dkms 
> Version: 375.82-1
> Severity: Important
> Stretch point release 9.2 yesterday upgraded my machines from driver
> version 375.66 to 375.82-1. When running CUDA 8 compute tasks on a
> GTX1060 (3GB) the driver reverts from P2 state to P8 (idle) after
> approx 15-20 minutes. This can be seen using the nvidia-smi tool.
> Rebooting the machine will get it back to P2 state for another 15 or
> so minutes.

IIRC the power states are managed by the binary blob, so I don't think
there's anything we can do unfortunately.

Please try reporting it upstream at:


> Updating one effected machine to 375.82-4 (in stretch backports)
> doesn’t help. The problem still persists. The point release updated
> 98 Linux apps including the kernel to 4.9.0-4 but not the CUDA app in
> question..
> Is there a way to get the 375.66 drivers back?

You can download packages from the snapshot archive:


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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