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K.mn 11-11-09 07:53 AM

190.42 too unstable
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I know it's a bad title, but I couldn't come up with a better one.

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz was generated when I booted up my system like I usually do, not running "startx -- -logverbose 6".

Firefox crashed of segmentation fault within a few second to one minute.
nvidia-settings and gnome-terminal crashed. Seemed more durable than Fx comparatively.
Sudden reboots.
Going back to gdm forcefully (because X crashed?).
System always froze eventually within five minutes, if the above reboots or gdm problem didn't occur.
It happened twice that users other than root couldn't log in by "unable to authorize user" error. Even after the driver removed, the terrible situation lasted. I got able to log in after five reboots or so.

When I tested the driver half a year ago, even yum and zsh gave errors, which frightened me, so I didn't get into these problems this time.

nvidia-bug-report.log.2.gz was generated when I ran "startx -- -logverbose 6" as root (because I couldn't run it as a normal user) and Fx crashed.

It was much more stable for some reason. The only problem I encountered while I was testing the driver for over 20 minutes is that Fx crashed once. Since an application crashed, it should not be called stable though.

When I assign either 32MB or 64MB to VGA share memory at the bios, nvidia-settings reports "Memory 256MB".
Either 128MB, 256MB or 512MB, "Memory 512MB".
Does the nvidia driver allocate additional memory itself?

Sorry for my bad English.

imu 11-11-09 08:36 AM

Re: 190.42 too unstable
Your reports are incomplete.

damentz 11-12-09 12:33 AM

Re: 190.42 too unstable

Originally Posted by imu (Post 2121590)
Your reports are incomplete.


K.mn 11-12-09 05:47 AM

Re: 190.42 too unstable

Originally Posted by imu (Post 2121590)
Your reports are incomplete.

What am I supposed to do? Tell me what to do.

imu 11-12-09 03:50 PM

Re: 190.42 too unstable

Originally Posted by K.mn (Post 2122155)
What am I supposed to do? Tell me what to do.

I'm sorry, I was wrong Thread.
Your reports are complete.

jma 11-13-09 02:00 AM

Re: 190.42 too unstable
Just a minor remark that does not need a subject of its own, but:
The official driver as announced on:


... still says: 185.18.36 185.18.36/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run

K.mn 11-29-09 03:34 PM

Re: 190.42 too unstable
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I tested the 195.22 driver with xorg.conf that nvidia-setting generated for a few days. I feel like the way of my previously reported problems' occuring has changed and my problems are related to resolution (just relatively, 1280x960 is good, 1024x768 is bad), but I'm not really sure. However I rarely used my system without errors at least on the surface, once it happens to get stability even after applications crash and crash.

I encountered a new type of crashes several times. You can see it at dmesg's tail in nvidia-bug-report.log.1.gz.

The two other attached files were generated the same way as last time. 2 as a non-privileged user and 3 as root.

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