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Hershey 08-19-06 01:13 PM

Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
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The time period seems kind of random. Usually within 20 minutes of starting a game. Has happened in Tux Racer, UFO: AI, PlaneShift, and mupen. In WinXP I could run Oblivion for hours without any issues.

I have tried RenderAccel False and noapic (acpi=off disables my mouse) and those haven't helped. Also have the latest BIOS.

I have an eVGA 7600GT KO.

I've attached the bug report and some lines from syslog from the last freeze. Any ideas?

elanthis 08-19-06 04:40 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
If you're using the NVIDIA driver, you need to contact NVIDIA. It is completely impossible for anyone else to support their driver.

netllama 08-19-06 06:33 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
elanthis, posting to nvnews *is* contacting NVIDIA. Additionally, the benefit to posting on nvnews is so that others can read about common problems, and post potential solutions. Please don't discourage others from using nvnews.

Hershey,
I see the following in your bug report:
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x00006f20, 0x0000700c, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x0000, 0x0000700c, 0x0000700c, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x8000, 0x0000ea38, 0x0000ea38, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x000096c4, 0x000097b0, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x0000, 0x000097b0, 0x000097b0, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x00000a1c, 0x00000b08, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x0000, 0x00000b08, 0x00000b08, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x000078a0, 0x0000c45c, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (0, 6, 0x0000, 0x0000c45c, 0x0000c45c, 0)

WAIT warnings are caused when the driver is waiting for some event to complete. In many cases they are due to a kernel or BIOS bug.

Does this problem persist with a more recent (2.6.17.x) kernel?

There is also a beta BIOS (1017) available if you're feeling adventurous.

Thanks,
Lonni

Hershey 08-20-06 10:07 AM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
I tried 2.6.17.9 and still have the issue. I'm not too keen on using a beta BIOS. Are there any BIOS setting worth playing with?

netllama 08-20-06 10:35 AM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
Sorry, I'm not really familiar with the BIOS you're using.

-Lonni

Hershey 08-22-06 04:48 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
Well I decided to see if another flavor of Linux would cause the same lockups and OpenSUSE also locks up. So then I decide to try FreeBSD and it locks up as well.

Now I'm back running stable on WinXP64. It's a shame too, I was really liking Ubuntu.

Spyke 08-22-06 07:44 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
Try an older BIOS. Newer != always better.

Hershey 08-22-06 08:43 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
Well it was working fine in WinXP64 before I went to Linux (ran it only for a couple days). Now it's locking up in Windows too. Time to take the card back and try for another one.

Spyke 08-23-06 11:56 PM

Re: Xorg freezing at 100% while gaming (Ubuntu 6.06)
 
Ever check to make sure the card isn't overheating?


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