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Old 01-01-11, 07:24 PM   #18
Jakob
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Default Re: Bug Report: Hard crash (freeze) with nVidia GTX 460

I'm having similar problems with the Nvidia driver on my Ubuntu 10.10 install since a couple of days before christmas.

HP EliteBook 8440p
Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit)
Nvidia 3100M
Intel I7
Nvidia driver: 260.19.06 and 260.19.29

The computer first ran Ubuntu 10.04 with the default Nvidia driver which was very stable.. I don't know wich version, but it was the default proprietary Nvidia driver sugested by Canonical. Then I did a new fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 which was rock solid for about a month. But then all of a sudden it started to freeze randomly.

I'm regularely updating all packages, but I haven't found anything related to the Nvidia driver or the kernel around that time.

The freezes seem to be triggered by mouse movements and about 8 times of 10 they come when using a browser like Firefox och Chromium. At first I was using version 260.19.06 of the driver and the crashes came after 1-30 minutes of active usage. Letting the computer idle or suspend did not trigger any crashes.

After installing the 260.19.29 driver the system became much more stable with "only" two crashes during the last hours.

When the computer freeze, it's not possible to do anything but a hard shut down. It won't respond to any user actions. This has been the case in all crashes except the last one where I could still move the mouse pointer, but there was no response to any other form of user action.

In log files where NVRM entries are listed there were massive amounts of entries saying "NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!". This messaged has not appeard after upgrading the driver.

There were also some entries saying "NVRM: os_schedule: Attempted to yield the CPU while in atomic or interrupt context" and ""NVRM: os_raise_smp_barrier(), invalid context!". The latter message seemt to be related to the last crash in time.

I didn't have the ssh-server installed but until recently, so I could not go in behind the X server and have a look until the latest crash where I went in from another computer and generated a bug report bundle. The computer is in frozen state right now (writing this from another computer) and it will probably shut down properly when shutdown is initiated over ssh.

I have tried to fiddle around with various options in the grub menu without any success.

I'm dualbooting the computer with Win7 and the Windows install is very stable.



NOTE: The bug file report bundle became so large that I couldn't upload it to this forum, so I have cut out massive amounts of rows with the "invalid context" messages by doing this reverse grep:

grep -v -e "Dec 2[78].*os_.*invalid context" nvidia-bug-report.log > nvidia-bug-report.log.edited

Here is a short example of what the missing log entries look like:

Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152461] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152481] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152482] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152503] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152504] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152523] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152524] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152545] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152546] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152565] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152566] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152587] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
Dec 27 13:22:43 hp8440p kernel: [ 4184.152588] NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!
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