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Old 09-04-06, 10:51 AM   #25
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OK - brilliant - that pci=nommconf does the trick perfectly.

Does the PCI error shown below have any affect or repercussions?

Thanks,
Zoltan



zls@gl3:~$ dmesg | grep -i mm
[17179569.184000] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda2 ro vga=791 vmalloc=256M BOOT_DEBUG=3 pci=nommconf expert
[17179569.184000] hpet0: at MMIO 0xfed00000 (virtual 0xf0800000), IRQs 2, 8, 0
zls@gl3:~$


zls@gl3:~$ dmesg | grep -i ailed
[17179569.980000] PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource 6:20000@90000000 for 0000:01:00.0
[17179569.980000] PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource 6:20000@a0000000 for 0000:02:00.0
[17179569.980000] PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource 6:20000@b0000000 for 0000:03:00.0
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Old 09-04-06, 10:55 AM   #26
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No offense, but this doesn't help me any.

Start your own thread next time please.
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Old 09-04-06, 11:08 AM   #27
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Happily Jiggs (I'll start my own thread),

My point was simple. Most people that complain about 100% cpu usage don't mention whether they use single or multiseat.
I figured by adding to your thread maybe the guys looking at your problem might see another dimension.

Next time I'll try to be a bit more selfish and not use up 4 or 5 posts on your thread. (I know threads are expensive, but I'll try to swallow the cost)

Cheers & enjoy the ride.

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Old 09-04-06, 11:17 AM   #28
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Zoltan,

I'm not angry, but I've been working on this for quite some time, and the last thing I need is for my original request to be buried below other problems.

This thread now reads like the problem is 100% CPU usage on a multi-card system. However, that's not what I it started as, and now I'm sure you can appreciate why you should start your own threads; as things tend to stray. The guys here are pretty damn good at getting back to them all!

I'm on my 2nd nVidia card with the same problem, and I can't even use it to it's full potential. I'm a little more than frustrated with this.

Perhaps I should have worded my last post better. Good luck.

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Old 09-04-06, 12:50 PM   #29
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Hmm. From looking at your kernel log (provided by the nvidia debug utility) it may be you have a faulty RAM chip. Try to run your system for some minutes while copying some large files and observe the output of "dmesg". If you have lot of IO errors and the like, i would run a memtest( found on most LiveCDs ).

You should also disable( if activated ) all transparency and shadow effects in the kde control center. From experience i know that the FX5200 doesnt like that stuff too much on older xservers.

By the way is the system completely dead when it crashes or are you able to get to the boot console by pressing ctrl-alt-f1.
If not it would be pretty useful if you could trigger the problem while staying on the boot console, because most kernel emit some last words before going out to lunch.

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Old 09-04-06, 12:50 PM   #30
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I'm afraid that I don't have access to an Asus P3c2000 motherboard here (which seems to be nearly 6 years old?).
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Old 09-12-06, 05:41 AM   #31
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Sorry I've been too busy to take 5 minutes to respond for the last little while... thanks for bearing with me.

To answer your posts.

Netlama,
Yes, its a rather antiquated motherboard. What are your thoughts on me rolling back the driver to a previous version?

Devils-Hawk,
No I'm not able to get to the console when its locked up. I can't do anything when its locked. It's strange because everything is frozen but the mouse pointer moves (can't click anything)... and if you have MP3's playing -- they keep playing. I'll try the memory tests as suggested.

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Old 09-12-06, 10:31 AM   #32
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If you can install an older driver, its certainly worth a try to see if that helps.

-Lonni
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Old 12-06-06, 10:28 PM   #33
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Lonni,

I am deeply sorry for the delay in replying.

I haven't had time to sit at my PC in some time. I have dug through my DVD backups and found my old driver version 7664, and it works great.

I just finished playing 2 hours of warcraft 3 in cedega as a test, and also fiddled with OpenGL screen savers (the bane of my existence previously) and not a single hiccup!

Hope this helps you in your investigation. Please message me if you need anything to troubleshoot this. I'm watching this thread, and I'll reply when I get an email notice.

Cheers,
Jedi
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Old 12-07-06, 03:48 PM   #34
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Well I spoke too soon. This driver locked up on me today while browsing in Firefox.

It took significantly longer to lock up, but still managed to hang.

I have a copy of v6111, so I shall try that next.

Maybe its a SuSE issue and not the drivers???

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Old 12-27-06, 04:40 PM   #35
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Lonni,

I rolled back to the oldest driver I could find which was 6111 (and other 3 revisions in between). Strange part is that this driver (6111) worked in Mandrake 9.2 / Mandriva LE 2005, which tells me its not hardware problems.

But, in SuSE 10.0; they all eventually locked up.

Could it be SuSE? Could it be KDE?

Since I'm off for a while, I decided, its time to switch Distro's. I've heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, so here I am on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10; 2.6.17-10 kernel, and gnome 2.16.1.

I used apt-get/synaptic to get the latest available driver, and well, it too locked up.

I'm getting quite frustrated now.

Multiple video cards, multiple drivers, multiple distro's -- all lock up.

The only thing to point at is the 2.6 kernel which I did not have in Mandrake/Mandriva. There, I had a 2.4 kernel.

So what's next? Any thoughts? Help!!!

At this point, I'd let you SSH in if you want!!!

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