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Old 04-03-10, 03:37 AM   #61
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Try the workaround in post #58. It's a pain in the ass but atleast it's better than the system crashing constantly.
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Old 04-04-10, 12:25 AM   #62
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Which Linux Distro / Version and nVidia Driver are you using for that? 32 or 64 bit?

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Old 04-04-10, 02:17 AM   #63
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Which Linux Distro / Version and nVidia Driver are you using for that? 32 or 64 bit?

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64bit ubuntu karmic.
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Old 04-11-10, 06:12 AM   #64
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Old 04-12-10, 07:00 AM   #65
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Hi,

Is there any update on the issue? Is there a planned fix or will/has there be/been some time spent on this problem?

I today lost some piece of work due to the xserver randomly restarting while working on battery (and closing all running applications). Note, for me its not a solution to change to 32bit as I need all 8Gb (for running virtual machines) of ram I have paid for.

I kind of find it very said that the "flagship" and high-end mobile graphic cards are ignored.
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Old 04-12-10, 08:52 AM   #66
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Had 0 replies from nvidia on the issue.

Also going 32bit for me didn't help, I get nvrm errors there instead. The only workaround is using an ancient driver (173), which is dog slow.
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Old 04-22-10, 08:26 AM   #67
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Old 04-24-10, 10:07 AM   #68
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Used gdb from other machine as described in:
http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Do...erverDebugging

This is the displayed error:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007f000040213c in _nv001626X () from /usr/lib4/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so

As far as I know, that does not provide much info... except you have the source code or the debug info of nvidia_drv.so and know which function is the _nv001626X.

I had also noticed that playing with the stealth button do sometimes help. For me, it looks like I have to push it and restart and keep doing that until the lap stop crashing. But I'm still looking for a pattern.

I could work without Xorg crashing for more than a month or two (bad memory in brain), until I accidentally started my comp from battery. That's when the crashing started again.

Hope this help to fix this annoying bug.

Take care.

P.S.: Sorry for bad english.

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Old 05-04-10, 12:46 PM   #69
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Today I started the lap with a monitor connected to it and the restarting began.

Played a while with the stealth button and now seems stable.

I'm using the newest version of the driver (195.36.24).
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Old 05-11-10, 01:07 AM   #70
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Old 05-29-10, 03:05 PM   #71
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Been running 256.29 now for 4-5 hours without crashes. That was possible on previous drivers on rare occasions as well though, so I'm not convinced it's fixed yet.

But I strongly suspect it was related to performance profiles, as for me clicking my "stealth mode" button would fix it (and I suspect reset the performance profile of the card). And I no longer need to do that.

Either way, well worth a try.
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Old 06-04-10, 10:30 AM   #72
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Free bump! Congrats on your 6 month anniversary!!

Happy June 2010!
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