recent nvidia-driver trouble

Rainer Alves rainer.alves at
Fri Jun 15 20:31:05 UTC 2007

Pascal Hofstee 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).

I've had this problem for months now... even though I'm using 6.2-STABLE 
and the plain 'nv' driver (it's an amd64 box, so I don't have a choice 
here). I'd say it happens once every 10 times I switch from X to console 
[the machine locks hard], at first I thought it could be a problem with 
the Modeline I'm using, but apparently not.

Modeline     "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 
+HSync +Vsync

none8 at pci0:5:0: class=0x030000 card=0x30b7103c chip=0x024410de rev=0xa2 
    vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    class    = display
    subclass = VGA

[rainer at bsd ~]$ grep Chipset /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(--) Chipset GeForce Go 6150 found
(--) NV(0): Chipset: "GeForce Go 6150"

Btw, I'm running xorg 7.2

- Rainer

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