recent nvidia-driver trouble

Diego Depaoli trebestie at
Fri Jun 15 19:37:18 UTC 2007

2007/6/15, Gary Jennejohn <garyj at>:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 19:53:02 +0200
> Pascal Hofstee <caelian at> 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.
Me too
> >
> 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 :-(
I agree.
This time nvidia-driver and xorg-server rebuild doesn't solve the problem.

Diego Depaoli

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