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Old 11-04-06, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

I'm running Fedora Core 6 (kernel 2.6.18) on an Acer Aspire 9410 notebook with a GeForce Go 7300 video card. I've installed the nVidia 1.0.9626 beta driver from livna and 3d acceleration works perfectly (30-45 minutes of playing Nexuiz with no problems).

The problem is when I enable "Desktop Effects" (i.e. AIGLX/compiz). Everything works perfectly for between two and ten minutes, and then my display flickers at random intervals with "NVRM: Xid (0001:00)" errors in my kernel log. If I continue to work using AIGLX, the system eventually freezes and I have to manually power off the system. If I switch off "Desktop Effects", my display flickers once or twice more, and then works perfectly.

I've tried pci=nommconf and idle=poll (both separately and together), and they don't have any permanent effect (though they may delay the problem a few minutes...it's hard to say).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Jonathan
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Old 11-04-06, 12:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS?

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Old 11-04-06, 10:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

I get the same problem on my ASUS VX1 Laptop.. It has a GeForce GO 7400 card...Maybe its the GO series? BTW - I wouldn't recommend flashing your BIOS to the latest version.. I just did this and it completely ruined the system, even though it said it flashed successfully. I just had to ship off my laptop to ASUS RMA dept for $73 for them to fix my BIOS that their utility ruined...I think laptops in general are risky to mess with the BIOS.. truly a shame.
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Old 11-05-06, 12:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

Well, in any case, it's a moot point for my laptop. I've checked and there are no BIOS updates for it.

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Old 11-06-06, 12:37 AM   #5
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

I've also checked the memory (thinking it might be a case of bad RAM) and it's working fine.

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Old 11-09-06, 03:34 AM   #6
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Default Updated drivers, same problem

I updated to the 1.0-9629 driver and still have the same problem. I was, however, able to recover this backtrace from the last kernel crash (it was a soft crash rather than a hard one):

Nov 9 10:44:18 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0100 00000003 0000f7b0 00ede9e3 00ede9e3
Nov 9 10:44:20 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 04d0 ffeae7e2 0000fde4 00ede9e3 00b8ad9e
Nov 9 10:44:23 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 040c ffdfdcd8 0000f7b0 00ede9e3 00000000
Nov 9 10:44:24 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0100 00000003 0000f7b0 00ede9e3 00ede9e3
Nov 9 10:44:29 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0100 00000002 0000f7b0 00ede9e3 00ede9e3
Nov 9 10:44:30 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 040c ffdfdcd8 0000f7b0 00ede9e3 00000000
Nov 9 10:44:35 jndwidescreen kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 0320 00000011 0000fddc 00ede9e3 00ede9e3
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: kobject_add failed for vcs1 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04051db>] dump_trace+0x69/0x1af
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0405339>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x18/0x2c
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04058ed>] show_trace+0xf/0x11
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04059ea>] dump_stack+0x15/0x17
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04e4e56>] kobject_add+0x165/0x18e
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c05531ab>] class_device_add+0xa2/0x3de
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0553579>] class_device_create+0x82/0xa2
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0536ebc>] vcs_make_devfs+0x3c/0x7e
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c053bd89>] con_open+0x6f/0x7c
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0532654>] tty_open+0x182/0x307
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0476c0a>] chrdev_open+0xfb/0x12f
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dbc6>] __dentry_open+0xc7/0x1ab
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dd24>] nameidata_to_filp+0x24/0x33
Nov 9 10:45:01 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dd65>] do_filp_open+0x32/0x39
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046ddae>] do_sys_open+0x42/0xbe
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046de63>] sys_open+0x1c/0x1e
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0404013>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: DWARF2 unwinder stuck at syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: Leftover inexact backtrace:
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: =======================
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: kobject_add failed for vcsa1 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04051db>] dump_trace+0x69/0x1af
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0405339>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x18/0x2c
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04058ed>] show_trace+0xf/0x11
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04059ea>] dump_stack+0x15/0x17
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c04e4e56>] kobject_add+0x165/0x18e
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c05531ab>] class_device_add+0xa2/0x3de
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0553579>] class_device_create+0x82/0xa2
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0536ef9>] vcs_make_devfs+0x79/0x7e
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c053bd89>] con_open+0x6f/0x7c
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0532654>] tty_open+0x182/0x307
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0476c0a>] chrdev_open+0xfb/0x12f
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dbc6>] __dentry_open+0xc7/0x1ab
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dd24>] nameidata_to_filp+0x24/0x33
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046dd65>] do_filp_open+0x32/0x39
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046ddae>] do_sys_open+0x42/0xbe
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c046de63>] sys_open+0x1c/0x1e
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: [<c0404013>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: DWARF2 unwinder stuck at syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: Leftover inexact backtrace:
Nov 9 10:45:02 jndwidescreen kernel: =======================
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Old 11-09-06, 02:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

That backtrace doesn't look to be in the nvidia driver.
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Old 11-09-06, 11:06 PM   #8
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Default RE: Backtrace not from nVidia driver

I agree, but the fact remains that the system runs solidly until I enable AIGLX. Do you have any advice on how I can go about tracking down the source of this problem?

Thanks,
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Old 11-10-06, 03:30 AM   #9
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

I'm having the same problem, running Ubuntu Edgy Server with nvidia-glx 1.0.8776 installed. It was worse actually, the X server after 6 to 15 minutes just crashed without any notification. I couldn't find any info in the log files either, had to resort back to the open source nv driver. Only SysRq would kill the X server, but all my working applications terminated then.

My card is GeForce Go 7300, bundled with an Acer Aspire Laptop. It is disappointing.

[Edit]: I'm feeling this had something to do with the fact that there's no longer the driver for this card, even in Windows. People modified the description file for the general driver to work with this card though. Why did NVidia leave out the driver for this family ? (except for newer ones, IIRC, 7800 >).
(The only reason I'd want 3D acceleration was for qemu virtualization, it works better with the 3D driver, but when (not if) it crashes I'd lose both OSes).

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Old 11-10-06, 11:15 AM   #10
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Default More troubleshooting

I don't know if this has anything at all to do with what's going on, but I don't seem to run into any problems until I start my web browser (I've tried both Firefox and Konqueror). After I start the web browser, normally within minutes, I start getting the Xid errors and the screen starts flashing (once again, only if I'm running AIGLX).

It seems very odd, but I was wondering whether it has to do with how the web page is stored in Video RAM, or possibly how text is being rendered using OpenGL (I believe the latest versions of pango attempt to use OpenGL for text rendering).

Anyhow, is there any way to log every OpenGL call sent to the nvidia driver? If there's some sort pattern between a certain call and the problem, I would love to try and track it down. To be honest, I'm ready to do what it takes to get this problem fixed.
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Old 11-15-06, 05:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: Display blinks rapidly/random system freezes with AIGLX/1.0-9626

I also notice that it *usually* happens when I just load a browser or a new tab in epiphany... However im quite sure it has happened when just running Beryl..

I actually tried to flash my bios to the latest version which ended up leaving me without any BIOS at all. I sent my laptop back to ASUS with an RMA, they fixed it but left me with the old BIOS even when i left them a note telling them to put the latest BIOS on.. So I still can't confirm that its a BIOS problem or not..

However, it seems that the trend in this thread seems to be with the Nvidia GO cards..

This is extremely annoying and needs to be figured out ASAP.. I'm also willing to do whatever it takes.. Besides flashing my BIOS again.heh
Quote:
Nov 15 18:02:30 lambo kernel: [17179835.296000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 7, Ch 0000001e M 000004b0 D 1eabdba8 intr 00010000
Nov 15 18:02:37 lambo kernel: [17179842.296000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Nov 15 18:02:38 lambo kernel: [17179843.304000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 7, Ch 0000001e M 000015e4 D 00ffffff intr 00010000
Nov 15 18:02:45 lambo kernel: [17179850.308000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Nov 15 18:02:46 lambo kernel: [17179851.308000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 7, Ch 0000001e M 00001fd8 D 00000001 intr 00010000
Nov 15 18:02:53 lambo kernel: [17179858.308000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Nov 15 18:02:54 lambo kernel: [17179859.312000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 7, Ch 0000001e M 00001648 D 00ffffff intr 00010000
Nov 15 18:03:01 lambo kernel: [17179866.316000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Nov 15 18:03:02 lambo kernel: [17179867.316000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 7, Ch 0000001e M 00000400 D ff81756a intr 00010000
Nov 15 18:03:09 lambo kernel: [17179874.324000] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
But yeah.. the opensource 'nv' drivers work fine..
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Old 11-20-06, 07:42 AM   #12
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Default Updated driver

Updated nvidia driver to 1.0-9742 beta. Still getting the Xid's when AIGLX is enabled. Any ideas on steps I can take to track this down? Is there somewhere I should submit a bug?
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