nvidia-driver rebooting machine on X startup
eric at unixtechs.org
Wed Sep 12 14:22:02 PDT 2007
* Darren Spruell <phatbuckett at gmail.com> [070911 19:20]:
> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:20:00 -0700
> From: Darren Spruell <phatbuckett at gmail.com>
> To: Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk>
> Cc: Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net>,
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: nvidia-driver rebooting machine on X startup
> On 9/11/07, Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> > Mel wrote:
> > > There's 3 things left I can think of:
> > > - weird module clash
> > > - bug in nvidia-driver (I assume you're running Xorg 7.x)
> > > - driver was not built against running kernel
> > >
> > I'm seeing a similar problem, but my system spontaneously reboots
> > whenever it uses any 3D - for example any of the 3D xscreensaver modules
> > in full screen mode. I'm running 7.0-CURRENT and just realised I have
> > PREEMPTION enabled since it's now in GENERIC. I remember a while ago
> > this caused stability problems with the nvidia driver - does anyone know
> > if this could still be a problem? I think there's more going on
> > however, since the driver doesn't seem to know about my card during
> > bootup (it shows <Unknown>) though it clearly does find it when starting
> > Xorg. Going back to the nvidia-driver-96xx port appears to fix the
> > problems, and that driver does know what nVidia card I'm using during boot.
> 3 of us have posted a thread on nvidia forums as problem reports; I've
> at least tried an older (legacy) driver version to no luck and
> eliminated every suggestion I've gotten from the fbsd community as
> If anyone would like, feel free to piggyback on the thread. There's
> been no help response on the forums for a couple of days now.
> If this *is* an issue with the nvidia driver, is there a good way for
> us to alert Nvidia? Customer support, I guess?
> Darren Spruell
> phatbuckett at gmail.com
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Seems like even more than that in the freebsd forums located here...
Might want to repost here as well.
Eric I. Ekong eric at unixtechs.org
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