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Old 01-10-06, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Suse10 + nvsound = random crashing **found solution**

Hi people.

I have had this problem for a while now, it is the only thing that is causing me to not use SUSE 10 as my main desktop system.

When I install the Nvidia nvsound driver (from and made the changes to /etc/modprobe.d/sound and reboot the system becomes very unstable.

After installing the driver It has about 1 in 10 chance of being able to boot to system, it mostly locks up at random on boot, if it does actualy manage to boot then there is 1 in 2 change of usb working (this is without making any changes)

This problem has existed for open suse on my machine since RC1, I have tried the 3.06 and 3.10 nvidia drivers.

Here are some things to consider regarding this issue:-

It is SUSE specific:-
- The same machine runs the same driver fine on the following OS's - Mandriva 2006, Kubuntu 5.10 and Fedora 4.
- It is not the SUSE kernel as I have tested using vanilla kernel (+ck patch) on Kubuntu and Suse - Kubuntu works fine, Suse crashes randomly.

I know I could just use ALSA, but the nvsound driver is much better to listen to music through.

Any help in troubleshooting this (i,e want log files to look in) would be great, one reason why this is going to be hard to troubleshoot is the random nature of the crashing once I have enabled nvsound.

Here are my specs:-

Motherboard : Nforce 2 - Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1013 - Reiserfs 3.6


Last edited by interzoneuk; 01-14-06 at 12:02 AM. Reason: **found solution**
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