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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 10 64bit freeze suddenly


My desktop, using FC 10 64 bit with AMD Althon 3000+ 1G RAM and NVidia Ge6800, usually freezes but I can not find the reason. The machine seems to sleep at the moment and run pretty well when I reboot it (by pressing power button) before freeze again.


Can anybody experience with this issue ?

TIA
 
Old 05-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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Might be a shot in the dark but what is the output of this command?

dmesg|grep tsc
 
Old 05-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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It's the nvidia 180.* drivers. You might try adding to your grub file "maxcpus"=1.

You can also downgrade to driver 173.* and wait until 180.53 is available on the RPMFusion repo, or try compiling 180.53 yourself.

More info here
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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@mudman69:
The command dmesg | grep tsc doesn't give anything

@jlo_sandog;
I am using 180.53 pre-release version from NVIDIA and I moved back to 173.14.18. Let's see what will happen.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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Do you see any errors in the /var/log/messages log. I would start there. Look a couple of minutes ahead of the crash to the crash time and see if nething looks out of place.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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Yes, I also expect to see something in /var/log/messages but actually there is no clue from these files. I went around with all the log files but it seems that the PC just simply goes sleeping.

The problem could come from NVIDIA driver since the PC can run almost 1 day without freezing.

I will report after several days. Thank you for your helps.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 09:30 AM   #7
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Ya, let me know. I have the 180.51.fc10.x86_64 driver installed but I also installed the both the 32bit and 64bit libraries. Some games I played needed them. Might be worth a shot too.

[mudman@kill9 ~]$ rpm -qa|grep nvidia
kmod-nvidia-180.51-1.fc10.1.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-180.51-1.fc10.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-180.51-1.fc10.i386
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-180.51-1.fc10.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-180.51-1.fc10.1.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64-180.51-1.fc10.1.x86_64
[mudman@kill9 ~]$
 
Old 05-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #8
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Actually, I relize that you are using package from RPMFusion while I am using the driver is directly provided by Nvidia. That could be the difference.

Are you OK with this driver ?

FYI: The machine hung after 2 days running and now I make another test in which I try not to use remote desktop (such as VNC). From my experience, the machine seem be easy to hang after VNC is used.

If the test is also failed after let's say 1 week, I will try with the driver from RPMFusion.

Cheers,

Last edited by lomnhom; 05-09-2009 at 09:05 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 10:09 AM   #9
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Ya, I have no problems with the driver. I tried using nvidia's drivers before but is just got to be a pain. Now I use yum to install/update the drivers and it works very well for me.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #10
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The problem still happened but I found the reason.

Actually, it comes from another reason. My /home is on a hard disk which is in bad condition (checked by 2efsck -c). When I moved /home to another hard disk, which is good, the problem disappeared.

I don't know why FC10 is too sensitive to bad blocks like that. Does anyone have other idea ?

Last edited by lomnhom; 06-02-2009 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 06:58 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lomnhom View Post
The problem still happened but I found the reason.

Actually, it comes from another reason. My /home is on a driver which is in bad condition (checked by 2efsck -c). When I moved /home to another driver, which is good, the problem disappeared.
Can you please elaborate the 2efsck check ? Which driver you are referring to? Please help, I am also facing the same issue.

-Abhi
 
Old 06-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #12
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I meant the hardisk is bad and it has been changed.

I don't know exactly where the problem come from but downgrading to Nvidia driver ver. 173.* could be a solution for you.
 
  


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