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Old 07-19-06, 07:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy 6.1-Stable Freeze with 6600GT

I just installed a new 6600GT card in a new motherboard and all seems to go well until the system suddenly freezes, requiring a reboot. The mouse pointer still moves about but the system doesn't even respond to a ping. I can't work out anything special that I'm doign to cause a freeze as I can run 3d apps beforehand without a problem and it can freeze when I haven't run any 3d apps at all.

I'm running the latest -STABLE from 2006-07-19 and I installed it as specified in the documentation. I installed the nvidia-driver port with just the Linux option and recompiled the kernel without the agp and dri devices. uname reports: FreeBSD server.home 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #0: Wed Jul 19 11:19:16 CEST 2006 root@server.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SERVER i386

The motherboard is a brand new MSI K8T Neo2-f V2.0 which uses the VIA K8T800 PRO chipset and runs an Athlon 64 3500+ and 1GB of RAM.

I've had to resort to running the "nv" driver, which is less than optimal as I bought this graphics card specifically for 3d. Ah well, Google Earth doesn't work at the moment anyway.

If anyone has any ideas as to why my system is freezing, I'd be very grateful.
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Old 07-20-06, 09:42 AM   #2
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Just some more information about the problem:

I tried the patch from thread http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72892 with no luck. The system still crashes.

I'm not sure if it's useful but I found the following in /var/log/messages:

Jul 20 15:26:39 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 0005615c
Jul 20 15:26:44 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Jul 20 15:26:47 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 0005615d
Jul 20 15:26:55 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 0005615e
Jul 20 15:27:03 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 0005615f
Jul 20 15:27:11 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 00056160
Jul 20 15:27:19 server kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 00056161
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Old 07-20-06, 09:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: 6.1-Stable Freeze with 6600GT

@Nealie: judging from these error messages, the NVIDIA kernel module no longer receives interrupts from the GPU at some some point; is the interrupt shared with another driver?
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Old 07-20-06, 11:48 AM   #4
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Ah yes, it appears to be sharing IRQ 16 with re0, my RealTek network interface. I've got loads of spare IRQs so I have no idea why it decided to share these.

I've had a look at the BIOS and I can't find a way to shift any of the IRQs. Is it possible to move one or the other with a device.hint maybe?
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Old 07-20-06, 12:27 PM   #5
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My guess is that the two share the same physical interrupt line, you may need to move either card; please see your mainboard's manual for details. Please note that interrupt sharing isn't a problem as such, but it may be in this case.
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Old 07-20-06, 01:09 PM   #6
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That could be a problem as the network interface is built in and obviously there is only one AGP slot. The BIOS unfortunately does not allow for reassigning IRQs for the built in devices.

Luckily I have a spare network card; just a fast card rather than gigabit but I'll try and install it and diable the internal device and see if it makes any difference.
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Old 07-21-06, 07:26 AM   #7
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Just to reply to myself again: It looks like that sharing the IRQ with the network interface was the problem. I installed a separate network card and disabled the onboard device in the BIOS and all seems to well now. So far my system has not frozen all morning.

So the moral is: don't try to use an MSI K8T Neo2-F V2.0 motherboard with the NVIDIA driver as they don't like sharing the same IRQ as the network interface.
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Old 07-21-06, 07:36 AM   #8
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It's good to hear that avoiding interrupt sharing with the onboard NIC helped, but it points to a larger problem. Could you post the output of `dmesg` after booting with bootverbose and the onboard NIC enabled? I'd also be interested in the output of `mptable` with that configuration. There are no known interrupt sharing problems with the NVIDIA graphics driver, but it may be worthwhile to check if there are any with this particular NIC and/or its driver.
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Old 07-21-06, 08:10 AM   #9
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Okeydokey. Here are the two items you requested.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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File Type: log boot.log (30.1 KB, 276 views)
File Type: log mptable.log (2.7 KB, 315 views)
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Old 09-17-06, 09:01 AM   #10
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I know this is an older thread, but I have been getting the same kind of lockups on an MSI K8T-neo2, with a couple different NVIDIA cards, and it's trashing my AHA-29160UW scsi card during backups.
I'm running FC5 - 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5smp
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 7.0
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module 1.0-8774 Tue Aug 1 20:54:08 PDT 2006
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:05.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
lastlog before "hard lock" (snippit)
Sep 17 01:26:52 kyzyl smartd[2150]: Device: /dev/sdb, Temperature changed 2 Celsius to 37 Celsius since last report
Sep 17 01:45:11 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673ee
Sep 17 01:45:13 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:45:19 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673ef
Sep 17 01:45:21 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 00000000
Sep 17 01:45:27 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f0
Sep 17 01:45:29 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:45:35 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f1
Sep 17 01:45:37 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:45:43 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f2
Sep 17 01:45:45 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:45:51 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f3
Sep 17 01:45:53 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:45:59 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f4
Sep 17 01:46:01 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e
Sep 17 01:46:07 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 16, Head 00000000 Count 001673f5
Sep 17 01:46:09 kyzyl kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 8, Channel 0000001e

This one happened during a microlite backup, after about 3.8GB of data was transfered
Anyway.. I get the exact same lock - execpt for any write to the HDs causes big problems when it happens. Mouse and various screen functions still work, but BOINC stops, and Kmail complains that it can't read the mailboxes.
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Old 09-20-06, 01:26 AM   #11
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Default Re: 6.1-Stable Freeze with 6600GT

I also have a 6600GT and am getting the same error. I am running FC5 with kernel 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp. Latest drivers from ATRPMS. The motherboard is an Asus A8v Deluxe with a K8T800Pro.

Has there been any resolution to this?
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Old 11-03-06, 10:59 AM   #12
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Unhappy Re: 6.1-Stable Freeze with 6600GT

Hello,

i have an 6660GT and Asus A8V Deluxe with FreeBSD Prerelease 6.2.
I also had problems with FreeBSD 6.1 Release. The system freezes, i cant even move the mouse cursor. The sound ist making a repeating noise and thats it. 3D works fine, this happens sometimes after 10 Minutes or 1 Week uptime.

Here a part of glxinfo:
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6600 GT/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 2.0.2 NVIDIA 87.76

Driver is 87.76 build from the ports (nvidia-driver).

Can anyone help or is anyone experiencing similar problems?
I dont have dumps because none are written although i specified the paramters (dev="/dev/ar1s1b" and dumpdir="/var/crash")

Thx,
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