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Old 06-10-11, 12:27 PM   #1
gdimike
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Default Unity Desktop Environment nonreponsive with GeForce 7300 LE and driver 270.41.19

The problem is the system freezes when I attempt to run the Unity DE. Mouse clicks have no effect, and the conky system monitor does not seem to update. Other desktop environments not requiring 3D work OK.

1. I installed the nVidia driver using NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.19.run. Installing the nvidia-current driver the normal "Ubuntu" way, using synaptic and jocky-gtk ("Additional drivers" gui program) gives similar results, but with an earlier driver version (270.41.06).

2. Installing driver "nvidia-173" (173.14.30) using synaptic and jockey-gtk also gives a nonresponsive system.

3. Installing 173.14.30 from NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.30-pkg2.run gives a system that can run Unity, albeit very, very slowly. Too slowly to be useful, IMHO. The test program "glxgears" runs very slowly and jerkily. With the 270.41.19 driver, glxgears seems to run fine (frame rate ~1970 FPS), except conky reports cpu 0 at 52% and cpu1 at 100%.

4. Some sources say the problem is with Compiz. I can see that Compiz is running in my frozen conky process monitor with driver 270.41.19. I'm not sure how to kill it and still run Unity.

5. I ran the script nvidia-bug-report.sh after running startx -- -logverbose 6.

6. The script that is used test if the system can run Unity gives a false positive result:

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7300 LE/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 270.41.19

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity supported: yes
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Old 06-15-11, 12:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unity Desktop Environment nonreponsive with GeForce 7300 LE and driver 270.41.19

I have the same results with with 275.09.07
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Old 06-16-11, 05:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Unity Desktop Environment nonreponsive with GeForce 7300 LE and driver 270.41.19

I have gf7300 and the same issue too. It looks like we will never see gnome3 and unity. I would use nouveau if it had better power management.
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Old 06-19-11, 07:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Unity Desktop Environment nonresponsive with GeForce 7300 LE...

Sorry, it's not fixed. My mistake, there still seem to be some problems.

I found this in the Debian User Forums:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=65539 "Lost 3D after updating nvidia-glx, linux and X".

Someone advised reinstalling the following packages:

libegl1-mesa_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
libglu1-mesa_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
libegl1-mesa-drivers_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
xserver-xephyr_1.10.2-1_i386.deb
libgl1-mesa-dri_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
xserver-xorg-core_1.10.2-1_i386.deb
libgl1-mesa-glx_7.10.2-3_i386.deb

I reinstalled the Ubuntu amd64 equivalents:

(libegl1-mesa) <- not on my system
libglu1-mesa
(libegl1-mesa-driver) <- not on my system
xserver-xephyr
libgl1-mesa-dri
xserver-xorg-core
libgl1-mesa-glx

Two of these packages, libegl1-mesa and libegl1-mesa-driver, are not installed and don't seem to be needed.

After banging in these packages, Ubuntu boots and loads Unity-2D. I mistook Unity-2D for regular unity, and thought "problem solved". My mistake.

I am currently using nVidia driver 275.09.07, installed from NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.09.07.run.

The unity support test now results in a failure and loads unity-2d on my system.

mikey@hatshepsut:~/Downloads$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2

Not software rendered: no
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: no
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity supported: no

Last edited by gdimike; 06-20-11 at 11:58 AM. Reason: Corrected information.
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Old 06-21-11, 02:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: Unity Desktop Environment nonresponsive with GeForce 7300 LE...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gdimike View Post
Sorry, it's not fixed. My mistake, there still seem to be some problems.

I found this in the Debian User Forums:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=65539 "Lost 3D after updating nvidia-glx, linux and X".

Someone advised reinstalling the following packages:

libegl1-mesa_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
libglu1-mesa_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
libegl1-mesa-drivers_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
xserver-xephyr_1.10.2-1_i386.deb
libgl1-mesa-dri_7.10.2-3_i386.deb
xserver-xorg-core_1.10.2-1_i386.deb
libgl1-mesa-glx_7.10.2-3_i386.deb

I reinstalled the Ubuntu amd64 equivalents:

(libegl1-mesa) <- not on my system
libglu1-mesa
(libegl1-mesa-driver) <- not on my system
xserver-xephyr
libgl1-mesa-dri
xserver-xorg-core
libgl1-mesa-glx

Two of these packages, libegl1-mesa and libegl1-mesa-driver, are not installed and don't seem to be needed.

After banging in these packages, Ubuntu boots and loads Unity-2D. I mistook Unity-2D for regular unity, and thought "problem solved". My mistake.

I am currently using nVidia driver 275.09.07, installed from NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.09.07.run.

The unity support test now results in a failure and loads unity-2d on my system.

mikey@hatshepsut:~/Downloads$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2

Not software rendered: no
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: no
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity supported: no
How is this related to the topic? The main problem that gnome3 and unity freeze with any nvidia driver.
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