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Old 01-12-09, 08:31 PM   #13
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Thanks. Sadly, your X log file just stops and your system log doesn't show any useful messages. A this point, it's possible that one of two things is happening:
  1. Your system is freezing hard somewhere in the kernel.
  2. X is crashing without dumping a crash message to the log file like it's supposed to.
To determine which is the case, it would really help to have a second computer. Try starting X from an SSH session with startx and see if the system remains responsive. Given where it's hanging, it's likely to be 2. In that case, your best bet would be to set up a serial console to capture any crash messages the system might be producing. Barring that, please do the following:
  1. Boot with the "3" option like NvFuchs suggested.
  2. Run the following commands:
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    mount -o remount,sync /
    rmmod nvidia
    killall syslog-ng syslogd klogd
    cat /proc/kmsg > /root/error.log &
    modprobe nvidia NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel=0
    startx
  3. Wait several minutes. Make sure the hard drive is not running. (Setting the "sync" option makes starting X a LOT slower).
  4. Hit Alt+SysRq+S.
  5. Reboot.
  6. gzip /root/error.log
  7. Attach the resulting error.log.gz here.
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Old 01-13-09, 09:25 AM   #14
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Default Re: "stable" 180.22 driver breaks X start

Another thread about (most likely) the same issue (when 180 was still beta, but this subforum has a little bit too many threads, especially during holiday and present season, so feel excused):
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123313
That thread actually features a workaround that might help you to find the error.

I doubt that this workaround would work for me, as my 9800GT has a deviceID, that is not supported by 177.82 ... but I might try anyway (that whole procedure of multiple boots just doesn't turn me on)

PS: As my rig doesn't react on ACPI-events (read: powerbutton) after the crash (with 180), I think it's generally crashing not just X.

PPS: Lately I'm using Windows a lot more than I'd like too
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Old 01-13-09, 02:34 PM   #15
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Hi there, as requested,

I took the option of:
mount -o remount,sync /
rmmod nvidia
killall syslog-ng syslogd klogd
cat /proc/kmsg > /root/error.log &
modprobe nvidia NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel=0
startx


Unfortunately, it's nothing exciting - this is the complete contents of the error.log file:
<<4>NVRM: ioctl(0xd2, 0x69cd4f90, 0x48)



.. That's it - one line.

Is that any help? Any config changes I should make?

thanks.
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Old 01-13-09, 03:50 PM   #16
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Yikes. I'm afraid that at this point, I'm out of ideas as to how to get more information out of your system. We'll have to try to reproduce the problem in-house. What's the model number of your motherboard? Also, check your motherboard and video card vendors to see if there are updates BIOSes available.
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Old 01-14-09, 08:59 AM   #17
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Hi there, thanks for keeping with this.

The behaviour is as before. Note that when I would expect to see the nvidia logo - the graphics card fan starts going like crazy.

My graphics card is: XFX Geforce 9500GT 512mb
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 Nvidia MCP55P PCI-E 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard (rev 2.0)

Fedora X86_64 on AMD X2 6000+
All the latest software updates from Fedora, which obviously means the X server that is in the latest Fedora repo's.

Is this enough info to get you going?

Remember, 177.82 runs just fine on my machine (i.e. my X loads)

thanks.
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Old 01-15-09, 12:54 AM   #18
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I am having a similar issue so I am adding to this open thread. Apologies if I am posting at the wrong place.

System is Fedora 10 x86_64 on Dell XPS M1730 with nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX 1 GB SLI.

With the latest 180.22 driver, when I start X I get a black screen. Sometimes, after anywhere between 10 - 30 minutes split between black screen and nvidia logo, X starts but is practically frozen.

It was working fine until 7 - 10 days back. I was using the 177.82 version from RPMFusion. Even Compiz was working fine. Suddenly, after a reboot (at that time the system had been up for few days and had few updates applied), this issue started happening. After reinstalling the RPMFusion version did not solve the issue, I have been going through different nVidia installers (177.82, 180.17, 180.22) to see whether that helps. Nothing has worked so far. I am able to start X if I remove the nvidia driver.

I am attaching two logs.

nvidia-bug-report.log: This one is when X was running. It started after about 30 minutes but was frozen. I was able to switch consoles and run the script to get the report.

nvidia-bug-report-sli-idd.log: This one had the IgnoreDisplayDevices option and SLI option specified. X did not start after waiting for few minutes. I could not switch consoles either. I ran the report after rebooting in to run level 3.

Any help will be great. Thanks for looking in to this.

Thanks,
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Old 01-18-09, 12:57 PM   #19
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I'm having the same problem with the 180.22 driver as thewonder57. With the 180.22 driver installed all I get after leaving my computer for an hour starting X is a black screen with a pointer and a dead keyboard.

I don't have a second PC, so I'm not able to run nvidia-bug-report but I have attached an example Xorg.0.log and what I'm seeing in /var/log/everything.log that I don't get with the 177.82 driver is:
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Jan 18 09:03:10 darkstar NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  180.22  Tue Jan  6 09:15:58 PST 2009
Jan 18 09:04:27 darkstar nvidia 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Jan 18 09:04:27 darkstar NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  180.22  Tue Jan  6 09:15:58 PST 2009
Jan 18 09:07:33 darkstar nvidia 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Jan 18 09:07:33 darkstar NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  180.22  Tue Jan  6 09:15:58 PST 2009
Jan 18 09:08:41 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 6, PE0000 
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 00000002 SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:12 darkstar NVRM: Xid (0002:00): 3, C 0000007e SC 00000007 M 0000133c Data 00000000
Jan 18 09:09:20 darkstar Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 4687194984 ns)
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Old 01-18-09, 01:46 PM   #20
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Hi there,

good to hear that I am not alone.

OK, as mentioned earlier, you'll need to reboot, but when the grub menu appears, interrupt it and specify that you want to boot to init level 3. For Fedora, you simply add a " 3" to the kernel boot options.

This means that X will not be called, and therefore nvidia problems will not occur. You can then login at the terminal screen, then as root, "nvidia-bug-report.sh".

You now have nvidia-bug-report.log in your $HOME directory. Now "gzip ~/nvidia-bug-report.log".

Then reinstall 177.82, or change xorg.conf to boot with driver "nv". This is so that we can get into your desktop environment. When this is done, return to this thread, and attach your nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to it.

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Old 01-18-09, 03:59 PM   #21
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You're not alone but there don't seem to be many of us with this problem. Anyway, I reinstalled 180.22 using the Arch Linux packages and not the .run file from nvidia, rebooted to a console and ran nvidia-bug-report.sh. The results are attached.
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Old 01-19-09, 03:55 AM   #22
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Same problem here.
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Old 01-19-09, 05:32 AM   #23
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I have the same error with black screen (before flickering).
I have posted here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...39#post1904239

I would be verry happy for any ideas, because still working for many days on it...

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Old 01-19-09, 01:01 PM   #24
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Latest "stable" drivers are useless. X server crashes at startup and that's it. I cannot use kernel 2.6.28 because older driver doesn't build and newest is crap.
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