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Old 03-15-09, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Card damaged after rtcwake?

I was messing around rtcwake to convert my laptop into an alarm clock, but instead I converted it into a brick. Kernel is 2.6.29-rc3, nvidia driver is 185.13. Laptop is Clevo M665SRU.
The system waked with the lid closed and played a mp3, as it was expected.
Then I heard the sound repeating itself, so I thought it was a hard freeze.
Then I opened the lid and the screen was totally garbled. I used Alt+SysRq+REISUB to reboot.


Now, every time I boot up I see this:




Is my graphics card permanently damaged?
Please help.
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Old 03-15-09, 11:55 AM   #2
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2.6.29-rc3
Update your kernel, there are lots of regressions fixed in the newer versions, some of them related to PAT. 2.6.29 rc8 would be the newest release candidate for the prerelease series.
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Old 03-15-09, 12:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Card damaged after rtcwake?

sounds like you trashed your cmos. pull the battery and reset.
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Old 03-15-09, 03:26 PM   #4
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sounds like you trashed your cmos. pull the battery and reset.
Already tried that. It doesn't work.


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Update your kernel, there are lots of regressions fixed in the newer versions, some of them related to PAT. 2.6.29 rc8 would be the newest release candidate for the prerelease series.
Theoretically I could ssh to my machine with the other comp and update the kernel, but I should clarify that the garbage shows up in the BIOS POST, that is, right from the start, before I enter GRUB.
And the garbage persists both in Windows and Linux
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The image I uploaded earlier is in fact the first thing that I see when pressing the power button (BIOS POST).

Any more ideas?
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Old 03-15-09, 03:46 PM   #5
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Hot flash the bios? Hard to imagine that rtcwake would have killed your gpu?
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Old 03-15-09, 04:12 PM   #6
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Hi Deif,
your graphics card is probably the problem : my 6800go (amilo m3438g) suddenly hang last week ; I can still use my laptop (ssh) but the card is destroyed. Your screen looks like mine.
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Old 03-15-09, 04:43 PM   #7
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A tiny update.

I managed to boot linux into runlevel 3 (without seeing anything). Then suddenly the garbage evolved into this:



As you can see, text is readable, but it has a lower size, and the screen it's "multiplied" into 6 or more parts. Hard to describe. See image.

I managed to generate a "nvidia-bug-report.log" and upload to the other machine.
Here's a zoomed picture with the end of dmesg output:

Notice the lines:
Code:
NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x31:0xffffffff:1019)
NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed

What is more strange, I rebooted and the problem solved itself! No more garbage!
I booted into Linux, logged in KDE4 and even watched a video!

Then I rebooted, booted Windows and.... NOOOOOO the same problem another time.
Rebooted and rebooted... the same thing ever and ever (screen like my first post).
Then I booted Linux (without seeing anything), waited a little, then rebooted and the problem was solved again...



I've attached 2 bug reports, one with the garbage shown in this post, and other fully logged into KDE4 with all working.

Now I dare to reboot again....



EDIT: Seems to work randomly. Probably the hardware is dieing.
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Old 03-16-09, 11:10 AM   #8
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EDIT: Seems to work randomly. Probably the hardware is dieing.
Probably.

Still, one thing you might try is pull the main battery, and if there is one, the motherboard battery, and let the system sit for at least 10 minutes. Then put them back in and see what happens. Sometimes hardware can end up with a bit set that the the initialization code doesn't unset, resulting in unpredictable behavior. Usually removing all power for several minutes is enough to let the charge drain out of the affected gate.
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Old 03-16-09, 12:15 PM   #9
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Its the same problem I have
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129898

It happened before but after a few reboots if fixed itself. This time(after installing 180.37 and being with it like 4-5 hours) there's nothing I can do. I reflashed the bios, problem persists. And the thing is, I have no idea where's the freaking CMOS battery in my laptop . I've ordered a new graphics card. If it's the cmos i'll be really pissed..
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Old 03-16-09, 01:43 PM   #10
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After a closer look. Try grub-install (hd0) and reboot
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