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Old 05-01-06, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default X lock-up [again]

This is the third time in 4 days now - also refer to my other thread here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68984

It happens now at anytime...

May 1 12:33:48 linuxamd kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0454 b5090000 18ff4454 00000000 fb34b8f7

The frightening thing is, although I can ssh in and reboot cleanly, when X gets killed, the mess it leaves on the screen is scary - I am still convinced this is what killed my CRT (I am now on a TFT I couldn't afford to buy).

Nick
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Old 05-01-06, 07:23 AM   #2
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May 1 13:04:48 linuxamd kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 1014 000035cc 00000000 f6e67014 f5ce0800

I wasn't even doing anything...

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Old 05-02-06, 02:51 PM   #3
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Not that anybody cares

I think I fixed this. I turned off 'Texture Sharpening' in 'Antialiasing Settings' of the nvidia-settings tool.

Seeing as I only ever got this type of lock-up while using Konq and browsing, it always locked when loading images - explains it a little bit, I suppose.

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Old 05-03-06, 12:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: X lock-up [again]

I seem to be having the same problem, but I am currently unable to even run nvidia-xconfig because my xorg keeps locking up... I am attaching an error log too.

Is there a way to change those settings
Texture Sharpening' in 'Antialiasing Settings' without running the tool?
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Old 05-03-06, 05:10 PM   #5
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I seem to be having the same problem, but I am currently unable to even run nvidia-xconfig because my xorg keeps locking up... I am attaching an error log too.

Is there a way to change those settings
Texture Sharpening' in 'Antialiasing Settings' without running the tool?
No log?

Also I dunno how to turn that stuff that nvidia-settings does. Reading the man page/README to it suggests that it is user specific, and a setting is lost once X restarts - you need to re-implement it.

This isn't what I saw. Whatever is changed, sticks.

But I can confirm that turning that setting off fixed my issues (and me turning it on caused it, I expect).

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Old 05-04-06, 01:14 AM   #6
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Spoke too bloody soon

May 4 07:01:07 linuxamd kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0de8 ffeeede9 ffeeede8 00000000 ffeeede9
May 4 07:01:27 linuxamd kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0104 00000000 00000010 00000000 00000000
May 4 07:02:09 linuxamd last message repeated 2 times
May 4 07:02:50 linuxamd last message repeated 2 times

So, I have gone from maybe two lock-ups a year to one every two days now.

What to do?

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Old 05-04-06, 11:01 AM   #7
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Lethe,
I have a few questions:
0) Have you tried other values for NvAGP in xorg.conf? Is there a reason why you're setting it to two?
1) What kind of motherboard & BIOS version are you using?
2) If you boot with the noapic and/or acpi=off kernel parameters, does that help at all?

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Old 05-04-06, 01:24 PM   #8
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OK:

1) No, I use AGPGART as I do not build in modules - AGPGART = y
2) Via KT7 and whatever version BIOS it was in 2000
3) I do not build ACPI/APIC in the kernel, so those peram's are void for me.

Anyway, to test, I have gone back to 2.6.15.7 and turned OFF render acceleration. The crash definitely happen with images., and that seems to be the biggest change to ENABLE by default.

Let see how it goes.

But I am really worried when it does crash X, exiting X via ssh (or rebooting does the same as it still exits X) leaves the screen it a real mess - even my new TFT went wonky trying to 'autoadjust' when it happened.

Nick
*EDIT* - I forgot - I also have disabled fram buffer (vga = normal) too.

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Old 05-04-06, 02:26 PM   #9
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Please test with NvAGP set to 0.

Also, please verify that you are using the most recent BIOS for the motherboard.

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Old 05-04-06, 03:09 PM   #10
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OK, I see the latest (and last) flash for BIOS is dated 11/2002 - heh (I have an old machine) - is that really going to make a difference? I only flash BIOS as a last resort.

What does setting NvAGP set to 0 do? I presume I will not be able to get decent frame rates (I only play quake2 anyway and use celestia)?

Could switching BIOS to AGPx2 help?

I cannot see how an X crash once or twice a year can suddenly turn into a crash every two days on the very same hardware/settings?

I will see how stable I am now on what I have done, anyway.

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Old 05-04-06, 03:49 PM   #11
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Setting NvAGP=0 disables AGP. Doing so will determine whether the problem is due to the AGP rate, or something else altogether. Reducing the AGP rate to 2x would be a good test as well.

I've seen a number of cases where instability is caused by an SBIOS bug that was getting tripped by a newer piece of software (kernel, driver, etc).

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