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Old 03-23-06, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default Unstability on Fedora Core 5

Hi!

After running FC5 for a couple of days, I've noticed some weird unstabilities that I didn't have on FC4.

In gnome-screensaver, selecting the 'antspotlight' saver causes an instant and complete freeze.

Sometimes, seemingly random, the mouse pointer starts lagging heavily and the machine feels very unresponsible. The strange thing is this can happen with just a webbrowser running, and top doesn't show any process causing cpu load.

I'm currently using 2.6.16 patched with Con Koliva's patchset. I was running 2.6.16-rc6 with the same configuration on FC4 earlier though, no issues there.

I've noticed this in dmesg:

NVRM: Xid: 6, PE0002 1980 00e70276 00023068 f000e000 08000000
NVRM: Xid: 27, L1 -> L0
NVRM: Xid: 27, L1 -> L0
NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
NVRM: Xid: 27, L0 -> L0
NVRM: Xid: 27, L0 -> L0
NVRM: Xid: 6, PE0002 0304 00000000 00000054 f000e000 08000000
NVRM: Xid: 27, L1 -> L0

Never saw that before, could be an indication of the problem? Except for the mentioned instabilities, GL applications work fine, I can play Q3 and show some of the GL screensavers without issues.

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Old 03-23-06, 01:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unstability on Fedora Core 5

I have a few questions:
0) Does this reproduce with an unpatched, 2.6.16 kernel from kernel.org?
1) Does this reproduce if you do not have the vmware associated kernel modules loaded?
2) Do these problems reproduce if you are not using Coolbits and the Composite extension?
3) Do these problems reproduce without SLI enabled?
4) If you boot with the noapic and/or acpi=off kernel parameters does that have any impact?

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Old 03-23-06, 04:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Unstability on Fedora Core 5

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I have a few questions:
0) Does this reproduce with an unpatched, 2.6.16 kernel from kernel.org?
1) Does this reproduce if you do not have the vmware associated kernel modules loaded?
2) Do these problems reproduce if you are not using Coolbits and the Composite extension?
3) Do these problems reproduce without SLI enabled?
4) If you boot with the noapic and/or acpi=off kernel parameters does that have any impact?

Thanks,
Lonni
I'm now running 2.6.16-1.2070_FC5 and have disabled the vmware modules, will report back how it goes.

Composite wasn't enabled in the first place, it's set to "false". Enabling it breaks metacity completely. I quickly tried disabling SLI to see if the "antspotlight" screensaver freezes and it did.

Will continue the troubleshooting if the kernel and vmware modules isn't the problem.
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Old 03-24-06, 02:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Unstability on Fedora Core 5

Forgot to mention in the first post that the mouse pointer sometime disappears as well. This is still happening after switching to Fedora's latest 2.6.16 kernel.

The lagging however seems to have stopped, and I believe the vmware modules were the cause of it, so I've switched back to 2.6.16-ck1 now, which I know worked good with FC4/8178.

I've turned off SLI now to see if the disappearing mouse pointer thing goes away.
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Old 03-25-06, 11:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: Unstability on Fedora Core 5

SLI definately had something to do with the mouse pointer issue. I'm now running 2.6.16-ck1 without problems.

Seems to be an X.org 7.0 issue, this same configuration worked with FC4.
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Old 04-09-06, 12:38 PM   #6
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These issues are now gone in 87.56. Thank you nvidia!
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Old 04-11-06, 12:01 AM   #7
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Looks like I was too quick. The antspotlight screensaver still freezes my machine completely. These are the last logged messages:

Apr 10 05:27:09 mordor kernel: NVRM: Xid (0003:00): 3, C 00000002 SC 00000003 M 00000180 Data beef0340
Apr 10 05:27:09 mordor kernel: NVRM: Xid (0003:00): 28, L1 -> L0
Apr 10 05:27:09 mordor kernel: NVRM: Xid (0006:00): 28, L1 -> L0
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