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Old 07-30-06, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default crash with OpenGL app on GeForce FX 5900

I use the Nvidia proprietary driver on an OpenSuSE 10.1 and run OpenGL based software like the game NWN or simply glxgears on it.

Besides the fact that I sometimes experience hangs in NWN and only a hard reset can recover the machine, there is another strange phenomenon.
I let run glxgears for about 20 or 30 minutes. While the application runs I can work with the machine. Then I close the glxgears window and the application stops. Shortly after that the machine freezes. The network is gone, so no ssh, and only a hard reset can recover the machine.

uname -a says:
Linux linux #1 Mon Jul 17 17:22:44 UTC 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The X-Server is an Xorg version 6.9.0.

The driver versions are 7182 or 8762, both have the same problem.
The mainboard is an MSI K8T800 Neo with Bios version 7.1.
There are no errors visible in /var/log/messages or dmesg.
I can't provide an nvidia log file for the problem, because the machine is unusable as soon as the fault occurs.

Any ideas what is going on here?


Detlef Grittner
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