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Old 05-30-07, 11:04 PM   #1
maestro_black
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Default Nvidia driver causing random crashes on Fedora

I have so far tried all of the items in the various FAQs located on here, to no avail.

My system specs are:

Main system:
FC7 RC2 w/ x86_64 SMP Kernel 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 using the 1.0.9755 driver.
2GB DDR2-667
AMD X2 4800 on an ASROCK ALive SATA2-GLAN (using latest bios rev).
NVIDIA 7300GS PCI-E
ANTEC 450W PSU

Second system:
FC5 w/ x86_64 SMP Kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 using the 1.0.9755 driver
1GB DDR2-667
AMD X2 3800 on an ASROCK ALive SATA2-GLAN (using latest bios rev).
NVIDIA 7100LE PCI-E
ANTEC 450W PSU

Third system:
FC7 RC2 w/ Standard x86 Kernel 2.6.20-1.3104.fc7 using the 1.0.9755 driver.
1GB DDR-433
AMD 3200XP on an ABIT AN7 (latest bios)
NVIDIA GF FX5500
ANTEC 400W PSU

All system exhibit the same behaviour when the nvidia driver is used.

Basically they will randomly hang (hard lockup requiring a hard reboot) at random times, for no apparent reason. Removing the nvidia driver and going back to the built in nv driver removes the problem.

I have looked at the xorg logs from a livecd after the crashes and their are no errors in them, the same goes for /var/log/messages and the other log files. The lockup seems to occur at a kernel level and the freeze is so quick no logs occur.

So im wondering if anyone else is seeing this?

Thanks.
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Old 06-03-07, 03:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia driver causing random crashes on Fedora

I'm having issues too:
AMD Athlon with 2x5200FX (PCI) VIA motherboard 2G RAM

X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: Fedora Core 7 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux TestBench.grahams.free-online.co.uk 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:47:07 EDT 2007 x86_64
Build Date: 11 May 2007
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.3.0.0-5.fc7
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Sun Jun 3 20:42:31 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "glx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

[graham@TestBench ~]$ uname -a
Linux TestBench.grahams.free-online.co.uk 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:47:07 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[graham@TestBench ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 55
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2400.000
cache size : 1024 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm
bogomips : 4802.93
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp
[graham@TestBench ~]$ lshal | egrep -i 'nv'
info.linux.driver = 'nvidia' (string)
info.product = 'NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]' (string)
info.vendor = 'nVidia Corporation' (string)
pci.product = 'NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]' (string)
pci.vendor = 'nVidia Corporation' (string)
info.linux.driver = 'nvidia' (string)
info.product = 'NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]' (string)
info.vendor = 'nVidia Corporation' (string)
pci.product = 'NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]' (string)
pci.vendor = 'nVidia Corporation' (string)
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Old 06-03-07, 03:47 PM   #3
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See the sticky posts:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14
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Old 06-04-07, 12:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Nvidia driver causing random crashes on Fedora

Many of us have had such problems (random crash, sound looping for 5 seconds then freeze). I have already reported that in my case this was related to hyperthreading, SMP (as disabling it using "acpi=off noapic" solved the prolem).

I also reported it seems to have been solved with the latest beta driver 100.14.06. Could you please try it? I use Mandriva cooker version, kernel 2.6.17 and x11-server-xorg-1.3.0.0.
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