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Old 08-13-07, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default system freeze with driver version 100.14.11

When I've installed version 100.14.11 of the nvidia linux display driver my system freezes within a few minutes after login on X. It seems that it doesn't matter what I'm doing on the system, if the system is idle or if I use 3D acceleration. The last time when the freeze occured the system was idle, and I was able to reboot via Magic SysRequest Key. The time before I was playing Neverwinter Nights when the freeze occured and even SysRq helped anymore. I had to reset the system hard. At the moment I use driver version 100.14.06 and it seems to work fine.

The output from nvidia-bug-report.sh is attached. If you need any additional information, please ask.
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Old 08-13-07, 06:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: system freeze with driver version 100.14.11

In your bug report, I see:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0): log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0): server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module. If
(EE) NVIDIA(0): you continue to encounter problems, Please try
(EE) NVIDIA(0): reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce Go 7400 (G72) at PCI:5:0:0 (GPU-0)

You'll need to get that issue resolved first.
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Old 08-13-07, 06:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: system freeze with driver version 100.14.11

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In your bug report, I see:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0): log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0): server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module. If
(EE) NVIDIA(0): you continue to encounter problems, Please try
(EE) NVIDIA(0): reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce Go 7400 (G72) at PCI:5:0:0 (GPU-0)

You'll need to get that issue resolved first.
It seems that this error message is from the run when I've run
nvidia-bug-report.sh. I'll give it another try for the bugreport but I'm sure this error isn't relevant, because I'v had definitely 3D acceleration when the freeze occured.
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Old 08-13-07, 08:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: system freeze with driver version 100.14.11

I was just writing my mea culpa because after fixing the GLX-error (the GL-libs from X.org where used instead the NVidia ones), when the system freezed again. So I've attached the output from nvidia-bug-report.sh, now with working 3D acceleration.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:29 PM   #5
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Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS?
Does the problem persist if you disable the Composite extension in xorg.conf ?
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Old 08-14-07, 07:40 AM   #6
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Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS?
Yes its the latest.

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Does the problem persist if you disable the Composite extension in xorg.conf ?
I've disabled Composite now and wait if the the system freezes again.
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Old 08-14-07, 10:19 AM   #7
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Disabling composite didn't help. The system worked quite well for a while, but than freezed again. Workload was browsing in the i-net and chatting and from one moment to the other all hang. Even ping run into timeouts. Only SysRq still worked.
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Old 08-14-07, 11:18 AM   #8
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you're running on dual core according to your log. Try adding "maxcpus=1" to your kernel boot options in grub. I've been having freezes for a long time, but with that option, my system stay stable. It's not a solution, because one core gets disabled, but it is a worth a try to diagnose your problem.
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Old 08-28-07, 04:42 PM   #9
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Sorry for the late answer. I was on holidays the last two weeks.

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you're running on dual core according to your log. Try adding "maxcpus=1" to your kernel boot options in grub. I've been having freezes for a long time, but with that option, my system stay stable. It's not a solution, because one core gets disabled, but it is a worth a try to diagnose your problem.
Do you really mean "maxcpus=1"? This only refers to the number of CPUs at boot-time. I've tested it right, and the result was another freeze. The right boot option is nosmp, I think. But with this, the sata driver gets problems. When I use this, no hdd is found and the system hangs cause the root device couldn't be found. The only option I see is to build a kernel without smp support. But even if this works then, it can't be a solution. I don't have bought a dualcore to use only one core then.
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Old 08-29-07, 02:58 AM   #10
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"maxcpus=1" disabled my second core on my dualcore setup. I know it's not a solution. But it does help diagnose the problem. If it solves you crashes than you can join all the others here who have the same problem.

But it might be worth trying to rebuild a kernel with this option "CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC=n". If you are building a kernel with smp support, this option wont be visible in xconfig/menuconfig. You'll have to modify the .config yourself after using xconfig/menuconfig. Since I did that ( I read about it on some debian site ) I don't have crashes anymore, but I did optimize my kernel a lot at the same time. Could be something else...
I also heard that adding the "noapic" option at boot will do the same thing. Never tested it though.

If you want I can post my whole kernel config. But I just remembered: I removed my tv card at the same time ( haven't been able to get any dvb-t signal on my linux setup yet). I have no idea if it is related to the crashes stopping, but could be.
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Old 08-29-07, 01:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: system freeze with driver version 100.14.11

The last driver (100.14.11) have problem with dual core. It's bug, because with older drivers all work without problems (I was check this with FC1 and with Fedora7 now). If you don't have hardware problems, try to use oldest driver. Detailes you can read here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...8&postcount=12
and here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...7&postcount=14

And please, if it's will be help, write about results here. I hope this will be help to NVIDIA programmers to find and fixing this bug.
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Old 08-30-07, 07:09 AM   #12
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Ok, the reason why maxcpus=1 didn't seemed to work for me was cpu-hotplugging, which enabled the second core at the end of the boot process. I've disabled the second core now by hand, and give 100.14.11 another try now, if it works stable with only one cpu.
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