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Old 04-19-07, 08:03 PM   #1
seanUSXIII
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Default Random system lockups

I've been using the 9*** serires drivers (currently using 9755) from Nvidia (prepackaged by Ubuntu, package nvidia-glx-new) for a while now in order to run Beryl without XGL. One problem, however, is that my system suffers from random lockups. This happens most frequently if I am using any sort of 3D or OpenGL application, such as glxgears or Beryl. It does also happen when I'm not using any 3D apps, but it takes much longer. I would attach a bug report log, but the system crashes so hard that the mouse nor keyboard still work, and I can't get into the box remotely. Has anyone else had this same problem? I would really like to sort this out, as I need my machine to be stable (I use it for schoolwork), but I really really really don't want to have to go back to windows...

My xorg.conf
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Mon Feb 26 23:38:46 PST 2007

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "i2c"
    Load           "bitmap"
    Load           "ddc"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "int10"
    Load           "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "stylus"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "stylus"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "eraser"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "eraser"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "cursor"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "cursor"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 64.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Generic Video Card"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
   # Option 	   "NvAGP"	"1"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       1
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       4
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       15
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Thanks,
Sean
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Old 04-19-07, 08:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Random system lockups

Check logs (eg nvidia X log warnings), gpu & cpu temperatures etc. Could do a memtest for completeness. If your graphics card takes external power, is it plugged in? (Happened to me, doh.) Does Windows hang like this too?
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Old 04-19-07, 08:27 PM   #3
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Check logs (eg nvidia X log warnings),
I've checked my logs and found nothing of interest. I can post them if you would like.

EDIT: I tried to post them, but kern.log and syslog are too big to post as attachments. They are over 1 MB.

Quote:
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gpu & cpu temperatures etc. Could do a memtest for completeness.
I tried the memtest before. It ran for a long time with no errors. The hardware temps are doing good. My GPU usually sits a little over 50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by whig
If your graphics card takes external power, is it plugged in? (Happened to me, doh.) Does Windows hang like this too?
My card isn't that nice that it takes external power... Its just a GeForce 7300 GS. I haven't spent enough time on windows to really remember whether this happens in windows, but from what I can remember, it never did before, so I would assume the problem lies in the Linux drivers somewhere.
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Old 04-19-07, 09:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Random system lockups

Please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678.
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Old 04-19-07, 10:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: Random system lockups

I've read that 4 or 5 times now. I can't post a crash log from after the crash, because the whole system dies. I ran it before the crash, however, and attached it in a zip file (the file was a few KB over the attachment limit). Will that help?

I've also confirmed that I'm using the latest BIOS for my motherboard. Is it possible that my video card is dying?
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Old 04-20-07, 02:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: Random system lockups

I didn't see a fatal error in the log. When the PC next hangs be sure to see if there are clues written to system logs, they might appear just above the messages written on next boot (may be there now). Btw, running a CRT at 60Hz is going to be tiring on the eyes after a while.
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Old 04-20-07, 06:38 AM   #7
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Default Re: Random system lockups

I had some instability (random lockups in ET), but identified them as being linked to AGP. I had to reduce AGP 8X to 4X as explained in the nvidia driver readme. To do a quick check about this, use Option "NvAGP" "0" in xorg.conf.

Hope this helps
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Old 04-20-07, 07:54 AM   #8
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I'll check on that this weekend and get back to ya. The monitor isn't a CRT either, its an LCD. And for some reason even though xorg says its at 60 Hz, my monitor is saying 75 Hz, in the info section.
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Old 04-20-07, 09:28 PM   #9
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are you using kernel 2.6.18? that kernel gave me the exact same trouble! try upgrading to 2.6.19 that is a stable one i find..
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Old 04-22-07, 12:15 PM   #10
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Default Re: Random system lockups

Hi guys. I'm running a 7600 GS and I get system lockups as well. I thought booting with pci=nommconf fixed it, but I just came back from church and my compy was locked at the screensaver. I'm still unsure at this point as to why, but I always get lockups when electric sheep is running; exclusively. I have used this machine for 6 hours straight with Beryl and without any troubles.

I'm using the most recent BIOS revision for an ASUS P5N32-E SLI. I am also using a samsung syncmaster 204B (which has known problems with high refresh rates and DVI), and I performed the fix for that. That fixed some occasional black screen issues, but the lockups still persist.

Attached is a bug report ran after a crash.
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Old 04-23-07, 06:54 PM   #11
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are you using kernel 2.6.18? that kernel gave me the exact same trouble! try upgrading to 2.6.19 that is a stable one i find..
I am on 2.6.20 actually. This happened also with the edgy kernel... I can't remember what number that was
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Old 04-26-07, 10:10 AM   #12
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Default Re: Random system lockups

I use a ASUS 7600GT and have the same problems. I experience these freezes using MAndriva 2007.0, Mandriva 2007.1 and SUSE 10.2.
Using Windows I do not have any problems at all. I either have temperature probs, the GPU's temperature is constantly 39-40C.

When I'm back home I will try to make a bug report.
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