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Old 01-10-06, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default 8178: kernel oops when starting X on 2.6.11-20a (SuSE 9.3)

I have installed nvidia drivers 8178 on SuSE 9.3. with default kernel (2.6.11-20a). My hardware is a dell inspiron 8100 laptop with a gforce 2 go.

I used the download from nvidia.com I have used precompiled drivers and also tried it with driver that I compiled myself. Same problem in both cases.

Installation without problems
modprobe nvidia without problems.

Starting X (startx -- -logverbose 5) leads to a black screen. The computer doesn't respond to keyboard any more. However, I can login via ssh.

dmesg reports a kernel oops:

nvidia: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
nvidia: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-8178 Wed Dec 14 16:22:51 PST 2005
nvidia: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-8178 Wed Dec 14 16:22:51 PST 2005
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 4x mode
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 000000f4
printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1]
Modules linked in: nvidia subfs usbserial thermal fan button battery nfsd ac exportfs cpufreq_userspace acpi_cpufr
eq speedstep_lib freq_table processor ipv6 snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss edd joydev sg st sr_mod evdev e100 mii snd_ma
estro3 sd_mod scsi_mod snd_ac97_codec ohci1394 snd_pcm ieee1394 snd_timer snd uhci_hcd yenta_socket rsrc_nonstatic
pcmcia_core soundcore usbcore snd_page_alloc i8xx_tco intel_agp agpgart pci_hotplug parport_pc lp parport dm_mod
reiserfs ide_cd cdrom ide_disk piix ide_core
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<d1cde04a>] Tainted: PF U VLI
EFLAGS: 00213287 (
EIP is at _nv003918rm+0x7ca/0x198c [nvidia]
eax: 00000000 ebx: ce7d9400 ecx: cbc03000 edx: 00000000
esi: 00000000 edi: c1efbc75 ebp: c1efbc8c esp: c1efbaf4
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process X (pid: 6604, threadinfo=c1efa000 task=cc0ce040)
Stack: 00000000 00000000 00000004 d1c7e3b6 cbb44400 cbc03000 cce22800 d1c7e3b6
cce2281c 0000002e c1efbb3c 0000000d 00000001 cbc03000 cceb1800 cceb1000
cbb44400 cce22800 cc18a800 d1dd423d 00000000 00000080 c5b8a600 00000000
Call Trace:
[<d1c7e3b6>] _nv002423rm+0x26/0x2c [nvidia]
[<d1c7e3b6>] _nv002423rm+0x26/0x2c [nvidia]
[<d1dd423d>] _nv005103rm+0x19/0x40 [nvidia]
[<d1c8e7ea>] _nv002306rm+0x1a/0x6c [nvidia]
[<d1dd37c3>] _nv004906rm+0x8f/0x9c [nvidia]
[<d1dd39fe>] _nv004947rm+0x6a/0x7c [nvidia]
[<d1d6f74c>] _nv000389rm+0x24/0x28 [nvidia]
[<d1d6f71f>] _nv000426rm+0x1f/0x28 [nvidia]
[<d1d6c1ee>] _nv000387rm+0x4e/0x58 [nvidia]
[<d1dd59b9>] _nv004936rm+0x51/0x90 [nvidia]
[<d1dd5750>] _nv005120rm+0x74/0x80 [nvidia]
[<d1c7e3b6>] _nv002423rm+0x26/0x2c [nvidia]
[<d1c7e3e4>] _nv002417rm+0x28/0x30 [nvidia]
[<d1cdc03d>] _nv003919rm+0x33d/0x1228 [nvidia]
[<d1c7e230>] _nv002428rm+0x38/0x50 [nvidia]
[<d1c8e710>] _nv001820rm+0xe4/0x150 [nvidia]
[<d1c8ebef>] _nv002217rm+0x63/0x84 [nvidia]
[<d1ce81dd>] _nv001373rm+0x5d/0x27c [nvidia]
[<d1ce83be>] _nv001373rm+0x23e/0x27c [nvidia]
[<d1d8168e>] _nv005765rm+0xfe/0x10c [nvidia]
[<d1d6b1da>] _nv006332rm+0x1a/0x20 [nvidia]
[<d1dd512c>] _nv005126rm+0x1c4/0x208 [nvidia]
[<d1dd511d>] _nv005126rm+0x1b5/0x208 [nvidia]
[<d1dd4cd8>] _nv004917rm+0x34/0x7c [nvidia]
[<d1dd4d0b>] _nv004917rm+0x67/0x7c [nvidia]
[<d1c6e07f>] _nv005062rm+0x53/0x5c [nvidia]
[<d1c7d8dc>] _nv002448rm+0x58/0x100 [nvidia]
[<d1d6fa3f>] _nv000433rm+0xd3/0xec [nvidia]
[<d1c8fe5e>] _nv001658rm+0x6e/0x104 [nvidia]
[<d1c8fe55>] _nv001658rm+0x65/0x104 [nvidia]
[<d1c93453>] _nv001629rm+0x6b/0xac [nvidia]
[<d1c90661>] _nv001664rm+0x139/0x41c [nvidia]
[<d1c90781>] _nv001664rm+0x259/0x41c [nvidia]
[<d1c90771>] _nv001664rm+0x249/0x41c [nvidia]
[<d1c94b72>] rm_init_adapter+0x5e/0x8c [nvidia]
[<d1c94b66>] rm_init_adapter+0x52/0x8c [nvidia]
[<d1c6409e>] nv_kern_open+0x158/0x1d7 [nvidia]
[<c0158bc7>] chrdev_open+0x87/0x110
[<c0150848>] dentry_open+0x148/0x1b0
[<c01506ee>] filp_open+0x3e/0x50
[<c015060c>] sys_chown+0x3c/0x50
[<c01509d1>] sys_open+0x31/0x80
[<c0102c49>] sysenter_past_esp+0x52/0x79
Code: a4 83 c4 fc 83 c4 f8 53 8b 45 08 50 e8 ec 70 00 00 50 6a 18 8b 95 9c fe ff ff 52 8b 42 18 ff d0 89 c6 83 c4
20 83 c4 f8 6a 00 56 <8b> 86 f4 00 00 00 ff d0 8b 85 94 fe ff ff c1 e8 04 8a 44 28 ec

It seems to me that the report of archangelis in thread "1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released" (#138 and #150) relates to the same problem.

Also I had the same problem in generating the bug report file: I had to take out the line
append_glob "/proc/driver/nvidia/cards/*" because reading from this file locks the reading process.

I send my bug log file by separate mail to nvidia because this forum won't let me attach files larger than 100 kB and nvidia-bug-report.sh has produced files larger than that. This limit is too strict.
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Old 01-10-06, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: 8178: kernel oops when starting X on 2.6.11-20a (SuSE 9.3)

Does this also reproduce with the latest SuSE-9.3 update kernel ( ?

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