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Old 04-17-08, 06:34 PM   #1
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I just installed 173.08 and the xserver crashed after 30 seconds of working. Same problem occured with the latest alpha driver. Still have to use nv driver with no acceleration /screen rotation, etc.

The xeon workstation is bought directly at HP, I do have a certified RHEL 4 and am setting up a NATIVE video driver... and it does not work! This really sucks...

If anyone cares, the bug report is attached.
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Old 04-17-08, 07:17 PM   #2
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It looks like everything is running fine in the log.

What specifically do you mean by "crashes Linux"? If X is crashing, generate a log after it crashes but before restarting X so the log reflects the crash.

Also, without reproduction steps I doubt anybody will be able to help you.
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Old 04-17-08, 08:50 PM   #3
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My workstation simply reboots. No warnings, no specific reasons. It does it after the x starts, sometimes in 0 seconds, sometimes in few tens.

The reproduction steps are the following:
1) install nvidia drivers on your xeon xw8400 workstation
2) start xserver "startx", or through "init 5"
3) you are down. It works the same way with all 3 xeons we have in the lab.

Whenever I use "nv" everything works fine, except for graphics accelleration, nv-controls and native screen resolution, etc.
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Old 04-17-08, 09:08 PM   #4
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Hm. That's not much to go on.

Is there any way you could attach a serial console to the system and see if any messages are printed out before it reboots?
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Old 04-17-08, 10:21 PM   #5
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Well, I am not sure if I know how to do that. Do you think it will output anything besides what I see on the screeen (an I see nothing ?

After the X is up and running there is typically less than a second to do anything. Most of the time it crashes before you can click anything.

I also checked the system logs, there is no "explicit errors" but there are some alerting things, which might indicate that the interrupt conflicts according to some forum posts. I away from my Xeon at the moment. I'll post the log tomorrow night.

Thanks by the way, for looking at the issue, I appreciate your help.

Also, from what I found in the web, this might be related to the irq assignment, looks like Nvidia shares it with USB bus. Tried to move it into a different slot today, but it did not help. Now I am out of guesses.
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Old 04-18-08, 08:26 PM   #6
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I uninstalled 173.08 and went back to the latest alpha release (169.12) same issue - reboot!
Nothing special in the bug report (attached).
Here is the relevant part of '/var/log/messages':

Apr 18 20:48:45 HPX3 kernel: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Apr 18 20:48:45 HPX3 kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:40:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
Apr 18 20:48:45 HPX3 kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 169.12 Thu Feb 14 17:51:09 PST 2008
Apr 18 20:50:48 HPX3 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 158.130.21.22 port 67
Apr 18 20:50:48 HPX3 dhclient: DHCPACK from 158.130.21.22
Apr 18 20:50:48 HPX3 dhclient: bound to 158.130.14.146 -- renewal in 1124 seconds.
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 init: Switching to runlevel: 5
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.14 <tigran@veritas.com>
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: CPU0 not 'upgrading' to earlier revision 0x66 (current=0x67)
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: CPU1 not 'upgrading' to earlier revision 0x66 (current=0x67)
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: CPU2 not 'upgrading' to earlier revision 0x66 (current=0x67)
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: CPU3 not 'upgrading' to earlier revision 0x66 (current=0x67)
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: No new microdata for cpu 2
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: No new microdata for cpu 3
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: No new microdata for cpu 0
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: microcode: No new microdata for cpu 1
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 microcode_ctl: microcode_ctl startup succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 kernel: IA-32 Microcode Update Driver v1.14 unregistered
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 vgchange: 2 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" monitored
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 lvm2-monitor: Starting monitoring for VG VolGroup00: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 readahead_early: Starting background readahead:
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 rc: Starting readahead_early: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:00 HPX3 rc: Starting openibd: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 rpcidmapd: rpc.idmapd startup succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 rc: Starting lm_sensors: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 rc: Starting hpoj: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 anacron: anacron startup succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 readahead: Starting background readahead:
Apr 18 20:54:01 HPX3 rc: Starting readahead: succeeded
Apr 18 20:54:02 HPX3 kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:40:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
Apr 18 20:54:02 HPX3 kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 169.12 Thu Feb 14 17:51:09 PST 2008
Apr 18 20:55:52 HPX3 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

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Old 04-19-08, 07:39 PM   #7
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Well, I am not sure if I know how to do that. Do you think it will output anything besides what I see on the screeen (an I see nothing ?
Yeah, it's possible. Unfortunately, it's not trivial to set up. You need 2 machines that have serial ports on them, and a null modem cable. Once you've hooked one machine up to the other, you start the target (test) machine with the kernel parameter "console=ttyS0" and run a terminal emulator on the other machine (I use "screen /dev/ttyS0").

Then, make the target machine reboot and hope that it prints something to the log (kernel panic, machine check exception, etc would be printed out).
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Old 04-19-08, 08:59 PM   #8
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I see. Gotta think about it. I do not have another linux machine which I could use... At least for now.

Besides serial console, is there a way to make a more verbose logging. Or should I look in other logs may be? There has to be something wrong!
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