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Old 07-19-04, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default 1.0.6106 and lockups

How many people are getting lockups using these newer drivers?

What are you running when it happens (copy & paste the below)?
Distro name:
Kernel version:
X version:
Video chip:
Video RAM:
Card maker/model:
Motherboard brand and model:
CPU:
Program(s) that cause lockups most often:
What you were doing when it happened:


I am hoping that this will bring out a common factor and then Nvidia can fix the problem.....
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Old 07-19-04, 06:44 PM   #2
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Distro name: Debian Sarge
Kernel version: 2.6.6
X version: 4.3.0.1
Video chip: Geforce 3 (Ti200)
Video RAM: 64mb
Card maker/model: Hercules 3D Prophet III Ti200
Motherboard brand and model: Tyan Tiger MPX
CPU: Dual Athlon MP 2200+
Program(s) that cause lockups most often: GL Screensavers, Quake2.
What you were doing when it happened: Quiting them. Happens with the screensavers on the preview window too.
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Old 07-20-04, 06:27 PM   #3
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Distro name: Gentoo Linux (amd64)
Kernel version: 2.6.7-gentoo-r11
X version: xorg-x11 6.7.0-r2
Video chip: GeForce 6800 Ultra
Video RAM: 256MB
Card maker/model: PNY
Motherboard brand and model: Tyan Tiger K8W
CPU: 2X AMD Opteron 246
Program(s) that cause lockups most often: apps that use glx.

tgnb@fux tgnb $ emerge info
Portage 2.0.50-r9 (gcc34-amd64-2004.1, gcc-3.4.1, glibc-2.3.4.20040619-r0, 2.6.7-gentoo-r11)
================================================== ===============
System uname: 2.6.7-gentoo-r11 x86_64 5
Gentoo Base System version 1.5.1
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
CHOST="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
COMPILER="gcc3"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.datapipe.net/gentoo ftp://mirrors.sec.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/gentoo/ http://ftp.du.se/pub/os/gentoo http://mirror.datapipe.net/gentoo"
MAKEOPTS="-j4"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="X alsa amd64 apm arts avi berkdb cdr crypt cups dvd dvdr encode esd flac foomaticdb gdbm gif gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 imlib jpeg kde libg++ libwww mikmod motif mpeg ncurses nls nptl oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png ppds python qt quicktime readline samba sdl slang speex spell ssl tcpd theora truetype usb xml2 xmms xv zlib"

tgnb@fux tgnb $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 8x
Fast Writes: Enabled
SBA: Enabled

What you were doing when it happened: any program using glx seems to cause freezes, some more than others. xscreensaver glx savers cause it almost instantly 100% of the time. glxgears is pretty stable but also causes it now and then. playing 32bit games with the glx emul drivers also pretty stable but cause a lockup if games are played for some hours. When no screensaver is used and no glx apps are run, the box stays up for days without a problem (but thats not much fun .

I also just for testing installed Windows XP on a second harddrive. The intial 61.34 windows drivers that came with the PNY card sucked. Not as many lockups as under Linux but games would lock it up at least a couple times per day. (Q3, RTCW, GTA VC). The newer nvidia drivers 61.72 (from PNY's site) and 61.76 (from Nvidia) make things work pretty well in windows. I have seen lockups during a windows OpenGL screensaver and once or twice during a game, but they have almost completely disappered.

Under Linux the problem remains.
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Old 07-20-04, 06:45 PM   #4
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OK, only one other person so far, but the common link seems to be AMD CPUs in a dual CPU box.
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Old 07-20-04, 11:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 959
Distro name: Debian Sarge
Kernel version: 2.6.6
X version: 4.3.0.1
Video chip: Geforce 3 (Ti200)
Video RAM: 64mb
Card maker/model: Hercules 3D Prophet III Ti200
Motherboard brand and model: Tyan Tiger MPX
CPU: Dual Athlon MP 2200+
Program(s) that cause lockups most often: GL Screensavers, Quake2.
What you were doing when it happened: Quiting them. Happens with the screensavers on the preview window too.
Do you have the latest BIOS update for that mother board?? I run three of these boards, with various versions of Linux/Nvidia Cards, and have never had a GLX/OpenGL lockup. And that's also with all versions of the Nvidia driver going back to the 2xxx versions. And mind you though, I'm still running the 2.4.x kernels.

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Old 07-20-04, 11:48 PM   #6
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OK, only one other person so far, but the common link seems to be AMD CPUs in a dual CPU box.
Then one thing to try is a kernel recompile with no smp. You loose a cpu tho
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Old 07-21-04, 01:50 AM   #7
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I think I'd prefer to run the 2 cpus and avoid running games :P

Maybe the 2.6 kernels are the problem. I'll look for a new BIOS in a minute and see what that does too.
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Old 07-21-04, 03:29 AM   #8
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Those of you who do experience lockups, please post the output of the nvidia-bug-report.sh script (while running X with the problematic configuration), if you haven't already.
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Old 07-21-04, 03:56 AM   #9
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does the bug report script work when it's a solid hard lock????
Something tells me it wont exactly catch the last few things to happen. But then, Im not an expert at the way the kernel handles stuff or the way that script works.
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Old 07-21-04, 04:39 AM   #10
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One other thing is to try old nVidia drivers... 4xxx or 5xxx. Or is it just the 6106 causing problems? In 32 bit or 64?
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Old 07-21-04, 08:04 AM   #11
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@959: sorry about the confusion; I didn't mean to imply that the bug report script needs to be run when the system has stopped responding, but assuming that the lockup isn't instantaneous (i.e. not in response to starting the X server), it's best to run the script with the problematic configuration. By "problematic configuration" I meant with the configuration that reproduces the lockup (i.e. the information assembled by the script is less meaningful when e.g. the XFree86 nv driver is used at the time, the nvidia driver configured to fall back to PCI memory to improve stability (which would be valuable information by itself) or when X isn't running, at all).

One known problem with 1.0-6106 (that will be addressed in a future driver release) is that AGP "registry" overrides aren't applied in time to be respected during AGP initialization; this implies, for example, that AGP FW and SBA (AGP 2.x) may be enabled on configurations on which they would normally be disabled. Though this typically isn't a problem with today's chipsets, it can explain reliability regressions on certain configurations. If you suspect this may apply to your system, try disabling AGP.
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Old 07-21-04, 10:06 PM   #12
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nvidia-bugreport logfile attached

also i have the latest bios for my motherboard not sure if older drivers even work with an 6800 U
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