recent nvidia-driver trouble
sam at errno.com
Fri Jun 15 19:32:20 UTC 2007
Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 19:53:02 +0200
> Pascal Hofstee <caelian at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sometime during the last week i have started to encounter trouble with
>> my system locking up trying to switch from X to console, but only when
>> using the nvidia-driver kernel module. Using the plain "nv" driver
>> works without any problems ... When the lock up happens the system
>> seems to no longer respond to keyboard input etc. (haven't been able
>> to confirm wether or not remote access is still possible).
>> Is anybody else experiencing similar problems out there ... this has
>> used to work for months without problems ... i made sure to force a
>> reinstall of the nvidia-driver port on every new kernel install but
>> that just doesn't seem to solve the problem either.
> I've seen this also. It's a panic due to a NULL-pointer dereference
> someplace in the nvidia-driver. I suspect that it's related to the
> recent locking/mutex/whatever changes but can't prove it. All the
> crash dumps which I have are corrupted so I can't do a backtrace :-(
> The bug seems to be in the binary blob part of the driver, which means
> we have to wait for Nvidia to get around to fixing it.
> BTW I tried _all_ versions of the driver and every one of them
> exhibits this problem.
> I'm now using an old Matrox card via VGA (lost my DVI).
trouble% pkg_info|grep nvidia
nvidia-driver-1.0.9631_5 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for
hardware OpenGL ren
w/o obvious issues on:
nvidia0 at pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x019010de chip=0x018a10de
vendor = 'Nvidia Corp'
device = 'Quadro NVS with AGP 8X [NV18GL.2]'
class = display
subclass = VGA
trouble% uname -a
FreeBSD trouble.errno.com 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #2: Sat Jun 2
21:33:05 PDT 2007
sam at stubby.errno.com:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/STUBBY i386
I do not "switch from X to console".
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