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marcnarc 05-03-12 01:56 PM

Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
Hi all,

I have an 8800GT, x86_64. I've been getting hard freezes ever since I upgraded from Kubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I don't recall what driver version 11.10 was using, but in 12.04 I've tried 295.33, 295.40 and 302.07 and they all lockup randomly. :(

Usually the freeze happens while I'm away from my PC, which is when a random OpenGL xscreensaver app is running. But lockups occasionally happen when I'm working on the machine. Most of the time the freeze is complete -- the kernel doesn't even respond to any SysRq magic keys.

For now I've returned to 295.40, just to keep the Ubuntu upgrade path clean (also, when I installed 302.07 I was getting "API mismatch" log messages). I've also disabled all the OpenGL and DPMS stuff I can find, as I need this machine to be stable so I can get some work done! If I get another not-too-deep freeze I'll post a bug report.

brebs 05-03-12 11:58 PM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marcnarc (Post 2552236)
"API mismatch" log messages

Well, what did they say? You're supposed to read them properly. Sounds like you didn't quit X & "modprobe -r nvidia", to actually use the new driver.

marcnarc 05-04-12 09:27 AM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
Hi brebs, thanks for replying.

I quit all X and other graphical applications before installing a new driver, then rebooted afterwards to restart everything cleanly.

Here're the log messages:

Code:

May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kernel: [ 2297.542330] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 295.40, but
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kernel: [ 2297.542333] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 302.07.  Please
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kernel: [ 2297.542335] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kernel: [ 2297.542337] NVRM: components have the same version.
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kdm[1222]: X server died during startup
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kdm[1222]: Failed to start X server. Starting failsafe X server.
May  3 10:38:12 rincewind kdm[2572]: Cannot execute "/etc/gdm/failsafeXServer": No such file or directory

Any insights?

Plagman 05-04-12 10:47 AM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
If I had to guess, you still have the Ubuntu modprobe.conf file that aliases 'nvidia' to 'nvidia-current' for their own packaging, which means you're loading the old Ubuntu module. Try finding such a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ and removing it, then trying again.

marcnarc 05-04-12 04:50 PM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
Thanks Plagman!

I've installed the 302.07 and removed an nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf symlink from /etc/modprobe.d. X started up just fine with no complaints about API mistmatches.

I'll leave my OpenGL screensavers running over the weekend and see what happens.

Milos_SD 05-07-12 09:10 AM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
I had 2 lockups with this driver on 7600GT and Ubuntu 12.04 in 2 days. First time it was when scrolling the map in "Lord of Ultima" web browser game, and second was when I tried to fast forward a youtube video. Here is the log of that:

http://pastebin.com/VUvLcj8M

marcnarc 05-07-12 09:24 AM

Re: Lockups with 302.07 x86_64 8800GT
 
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My X session froze over the weekend. I could still SSH into it though. Here's the bug report:

Attachment 43890


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