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Old 01-10-09, 08:51 PM   #109
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well this sucks.
How can Nvidia just ignore this problem?
They released a driver marked as stable with a problem that has existed since the first beta.
The corruption just happend to me again , although the behaviour seems kinda different than before.
It happens less frequent and my computer didn't freeze on me, but some files got lost on my harddrive right after it.

I'm really annoyed by Nvidia, worst thing is i can't even switch to a ATI card because it's a laptop so i'm basically stuck and left to the mercy of the Nvidia Devs.

I'm using a gentoo AMD64 system with KDE 4.1.3 on a Zepto Znote 6224W with :
Core2Duo T7250 @ 2ghz
2GB DDR2 Ram
Mobile Geforce 8600GT 512MB
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Old 01-11-09, 12:10 AM   #110
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I've been trying to help someone on the ubuntu forums get their 9500 GT to simply work with the new "stable" drivers, but all that happens is the screen flickers and dies. Anyone else having this problem? I was thinking of getting that particular GPU, but I'm having second thoughts.
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Old 01-11-09, 02:01 PM   #111
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I have noticed that I have this trouble almost only on battery.
Is it happen to you only on battery mode? Or on AC mode too?
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Old 01-11-09, 02:34 PM   #112
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I've been trying to help someone on the ubuntu forums get their 9500 GT to simply work with the new "stable" drivers, but all that happens is the screen flickers and dies. Anyone else having this problem? I was thinking of getting that particular GPU, but I'm having second thoughts.
mmh.. i guess everyone in this thread had this problem (including me of course)

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I have noticed that I have this trouble almost only on battery.
Is it happen to you only on battery mode? Or on AC mode too?
I use battery mode very few times, so no, it's not related to battery.
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Old 01-11-09, 02:51 PM   #113
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I use battery mode very few times, so no, it's not related to battery.
Nevertheless I have never freezes on AC and just few minutes ago I try to watch a movie on battery and my laptop froze after few seconds (I was switching between firefox and the movie with alt-tab just when it froze, compiz was enabled)
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Old 01-11-09, 03:01 PM   #114
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Nevertheless I have never freezes on AC and just few minutes ago I try to watch a movie on battery and my laptop froze after few seconds (I was switching between firefox and the movie with alt-tab just when it froze, compiz was enabled)
This issue seems to have different "triggers", and some of them are more accelerated then others.

I noticed that in my system compiz is much more slow, and less reactive to this bug. Try using kwin from kde4 instead, the last time i had a 20 minutes session with compiz without any problem, and switching to kwin suddenly triggered the bug.
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Old 01-11-09, 06:42 PM   #115
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Yes, same problem here with 8600m-GT in Dell Vostro 1500.

2 GB RAM.

Argh, either I use the 177 drivers with poor performance or the 180 drivers fast (at least a lot faster) but random crashes and no working suspend to ram :-(
oh ow.. I have a vostro 1500 with a 8600M GT..and i'm running 180.16 (.18 & .22 cause low-gfx mode)...but haven't seen the corruption yet:O
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Old 01-12-09, 06:54 AM   #116
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Is there a way out of this problem?
Can it be reproduced by NVIDIA??
What should we test to help?
I can provide NVIDIA devela with all the tests cases / logs they want with a G8600M GT, 2.6.27-9 faom kubnutu (and kde4.2).
Please just tell us how we could help. I haven't tried so far to compile a 2.6.28 to see if it helps. Can someone tell me if he can see corruption with a 2.6.28 ?
Looks like it is the case with the current git 2.6.29.
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Old 01-12-09, 06:57 AM   #117
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Is there a way out of this problem?
I haven't tried so far to compile a 2.6.28 to see if it helps. Can someone tell me if he can see corruption with a 2.6.28 ?
Looks like it is the case with the current git 2.6.29.
I did. Same result.
It seems there's no way out, i tried almost every possible combination: different kernel, different kernel configs (PAE/NOPAE, mtrr, memory configurations, and so on), different xorg.conf, vblank sync on/off, i tried even to avoid starting some "suspected" applications, like gtk ones (someone suspected about a gtk-qt theme) or skype.
What i didn't try is an older release (like 2.6.26). I will soon, probably, but i'm not expecting great changes.
Another thing seemed to work: disable composite. Disabling composite in kwin actually didn't work, and i still had problems, but forcing the extension as disabled in xorg.conf seemed to work (again.. SEEMED.. this bug seems to be really impredictable).
But of course, this is not a solution, is just a workaround.
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Old 01-12-09, 09:17 AM   #118
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Another note: psychok9 posted that he had this problem on 177.xxx too.
I can't exactly confirm this: on 177.xxx i have no corruption at all, but i can confirm hat there's something similar too: i have the same "screen lockup" that i have in 180.xxx when it goes corrupting.. the only difference is that the screen is just clear, and that in 180.xxx when it goes locking, sometimes it doesn't resume at all.
I haven't even tried the 180.* driver yet, and I don't know if this is related...but I just had to downgrade the nvidia driver on my MythTV frontend from 177.82 to 173.14.15. Without fail, if my opengl xscreensaver kicked in with a program in MythTV paused, it would peg the cpu and require a remote kill.

At that point X couldn't be restarted with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace either. I also noticed that it would sometimes lock up other processes. I had a remote terminal open with the top command completely lock up during this for example. Like you said, I had no screen corruption. It would just go black and then lock up when the screen saver kicked in.

I can reproduce that one at will...it happens every time.

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Old 01-13-09, 11:14 AM   #119
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I think this needs a BUMP and I think it will need a BUMP every day, until nvidia decide to solve this problem... instead of going OpenGL 3, presentation APIs or whatever...

What I see here is a EIGHT PAGES thread of people giving logs, information, ideas, etc. and ONLY ONE answer from nvidia

I just want to be able to use my card properly (I mean: use the money I payed) before it gets old. Is it so demanding?
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Old 01-13-09, 12:38 PM   #120
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You're not kidding...this is looking pretty grim. I actually haven't used the 180.* drivers, only because they're not in the Gentoo portage tree just yet, but I'm experiencing very similar lockups with 177.82 and had to downgrade to 173.14.15. I described it (and attached a bug report) here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126197

Since it wasn't with 180.* I didn't want to report it here. I'll try the 180.* drivers when they're added to Gentoo portage, but I'm not looking forward to it. I risked my drives with three total lockups generating that bug report.

I'm not thinking to much of the recent nvidia drivers at this point. I think nvidia needs to back burner VDPAU and everything else until we get some stable drivers.

EDIT: Just a note...my lockups with the 177.82 drivers seem to be specifically with opengl xscreensavers activating while xv video is paused (MythTV in my case).

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