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Old 03-19-05, 12:21 PM   #169
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Default Re: 1.0-7167 for Linux x86 released

I guess I spoke too soon - after some experience using this, the spontaneous reboots I used to see are still there, they're just less frequent.

Is there any way I can debug this?

Maybe 85% of the time things work fine, but every once in a while I'll start a 3D application and the system will immediately reboot. Possibly related to this, my system will occasionally hang on the NVIDIA splash screen and I have to cold boot and try a few more times before it will boot up cleanly.

I've never had this behavior in Windows, so I'm assuming it's not a hardware problem.

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Linux markroth-pc 2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp #1 SMP Thu Feb 24 14:20:06 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Though I've tried it on the vanilla FC3 kernel (SMP) as well, with the same effects.

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Old 03-19-05, 12:28 PM   #170
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I thought I'd post an update. With linux-2.6.11 and the .[1-4] releases, the 7167 driver would lockup in no time. However, with the 2.6.12-rc1 release, everything seems to be stable again (uptime of 15 hours and counting). RenderAccel is still enabled and I'm using the NvAGP (in other words, the same setup I've used for a long time). So, it would 'appear' that something has been fixed in the kernel that was effecting the 7167 driver. At any rate, I look forward to 2.6.12-rc2 breaking things again.
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Old 03-19-05, 02:52 PM   #171
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I also enabled RenderAccel with NvAgp set at 1 using 2.6.12-rc1. Just now set it though so I'll have to see how long it will last on my system. But so far so good.
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Old 03-20-05, 12:43 AM   #172
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Default Re: 1.0-7167 for Linux x86 released

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Originally Posted by mbp
I am also experiencing the UI freeze/lock/hang. I can move my mouse around, but everything is freezed. I can ssh into the machine and restart X just fine.

The machine freezes when I browse in Firefox. I can't find other applications which reproduce the freeze.

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Firefox 1.0.1.
Likewise using 2.6.10-4-k7 and the 7167 drivers, 6629 does not have this problem.
I havn't nailed it down to any specific page(s) although I've hit it at least 6 times on different pages before I gave up and reverted back to 6629.

Mouse moves, music(via beep-media-player alsa/dmix) keeps playing but seems to stop after the end of the current song. I had to use SysRq s,u,b since ctrl+alt+backspace didn't work and I don't have access to machine to SSH from.

Likewise I havn't come across any other application causing problems.
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Old 03-20-05, 01:51 PM   #173
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It didn't seem to matter here; 6629 or 7167, RenderAccel on or off, different kernels (even 2.6.12-rc1), etc... it still froze up with an active mouse pointer. I ended up setting the [system] RAM timings to something more conservative in the BIOS and the problem seems to have finally disappeared.

As for why this didn't start occurring until recently (I haven't changed the [system] BIOS settings in a while), I'm not entirely sure...

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Old 03-20-05, 02:26 PM   #174
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Hi all,

First of all. What is the installer looking for to decide that my 'X server seem to be running'? This causes the installation script to exit.
I have stoped it with /etc/init.d/gdm -stop
X is not running

Second: What is this about?

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mickelina:/DOS# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run -x
Creating directory NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 1.0-7167.............................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ......Extraction failed.

Terminated
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Old 03-20-05, 03:47 PM   #175
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@e6daniel: it's checking for .X[n]-lock, where [n] is the number of the X display. In rare cases, this file may still be present even though no X server is running (e.g. after crashes). As to the extraction failure, maybe you've run out of disk space (easily checked with `df`).
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Old 03-20-05, 08:24 PM   #176
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I have kernel 2.6.11.5 but when I try to install the nvidia driver I am getting an "Invalid module format" when it tries to load the module. Is there a patch to fix this?

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Old 03-21-05, 02:38 AM   #177
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@CuZnDragon: yes, but we need to know what the exact problem is, first. Please attach the /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file or the ouput of `dmesg` after the failed module load attempt.
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Old 03-21-05, 04:36 AM   #178
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Following the test described here, I have tested the laptop without the external monitor but in BIOS it was set to start on CRT. As expected, the laptop started on LCD and the startx command hanged the laptop.
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Old 03-21-05, 02:05 PM   #179
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@zander: Could nvidia release some generic BIOS files for GF6800Ultra AGP? I'd like to test it...Inno3D does not reply to my e-mails about BIOS files :'(
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Old 03-22-05, 04:28 AM   #180
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LubosD: First, have a look at this site (it describes how to flash a video BIOS; it has 4 pages) and then have a look at this site.
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