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View Poll Results: Because of the X-freeze problem, I would:
Seriously consider another video board 8 66.67%
Happily use drivers with the X-freeze problem. 0 0%
With grumbling, use drivers with the X-freeze problem 0 0%
Revert to old drivers without the X-freeze problem. 6 50.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-04, 12:55 PM   #1
bobbyo
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Default 1.0-6106 linux freeze 99% cpu

The 1.0-6106 driver still has the 99% CPU freeze problem.
Symptom: after a few hours, maybe a day or two, X "freezes" permanently: the mouse still moves, windows become unresponsive, the machine responds to ping, a ssh to the machine shows X running at 99% CPU.

Solution: kill X as root, revert to older driver.
Result: loss of any open work at the time of the X-freeze.

This bug has affected nvidia drivers for several years. Due to this bug, I still have to use the 1.0-4365 driver (the last "Quadro_Certified" driver"). If NVIDIA cares about its workstation-grade video board users that run Linux, please post a solution. (If a solution is known, please re-post it--thanks.)

Thanks,
Bobby O
Configuration:
Redhat advanced server 3 Update 2 (32-bit x86 linux)
Nvidia Quadro 980XGL
Two Dell 2100FP flat panel monitors on DVI.
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Old 07-28-04, 08:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0-6106 linux freeze 99% cpu

This sounds exactly like the problem I described here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31858

Unfortunately, I don't know of a solution.
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Old 07-28-04, 08:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1.0-6106 linux freeze 99% cpu

I'm getting a new board. I'm sorry; this has been a problem for over a year and NVIDIA still hasn't fixed it.
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