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Old 03-29-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
Norcalsteve22
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Nvidia driver version 180 crashes WoW after updating


Greetings,
Just installed the update of the Nvidia Graphics driver from 177 to 180 that was released for me today. Once I updated and launched WoW, it crashed the game after I hit play on the Launcher instantly. Since WoW is ran through Wine (Version 1.1.18 pre-release) is there anything special in the directories I need to configure to properly launch WoW with the new Nvidia driver? the game runs fine on Nvidia 177 (using for now until i can find an answer to this problem)

Thanks for any info anyone can help with!

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The error message I get with the driver from the WoW crash report is:

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World of WarCraft (build 9551)

Exe: C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
Time: Mar 29, 2009 11:26:20.142 AM
User:
Computer:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program: C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0023:00000000

The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000".
The memory could not be "written".


WoWBuild: 9551
Settings:
SET hwDetect "0"
SET gxColorBits "24"
SET gxResolution "1440x900"
SET gxMultisampleQuality "0.000000"
SET farclip "727"
SET particleDensity "1.000000"
SET movie "0"
SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET locale "enUS"
SET realmList "us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "-1"
SET coresDetected "2"
SET showToolsUI "1"
SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
SET gxTripleBuffer "1"
SET lod "1"
SET mouseSpeed "1"
SET Gamma "1.100000"
SET Sound_VoiceChatInputDriverName "System Default"
SET Sound_VoiceChatOutputDriverName "System Default"
SET Sound_MasterVolume "0.20000000298023"
SET Sound_SFXVolume "0.80000001192093"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.69999998807907"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.40000000596046"
SET videoOptionsVersion "1"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET timingTestError "0"
SET groundEffectDist "110"
SET Sound_EnableErrorSpeech "0"
SET textureFilteringMode "5"
SET weatherDensity "0"
SET Sound_NumChannels "64"
SET Sound_EnableHardware "1"
SET gxDepthBits "24"
SET gxRefresh "50"
SET shadowLevel "0"
SET specular "1"
SET groundEffectDensity "64"
SET gxMaximize "1"
SET windowResizeLock "1"
SET gxMultisample "4"
SET portal "us"
SET patchlist "us.version.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET gameTip "85"
SET uiScale "0.63999998569489"
SET useUiScale "1"
SET environmentDetail "1"
SET realmName "Eldre'Thalas"
SET installType "Retail"
SET OutboundChatVolume "1"
SET InboundChatVolume "1"
SET checkAddonVersion "0"
SET gxApi "opengl"
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "100"
SET lastCharacterIndex "8"
SET Sound_EnableSoundWhenGameIsInBG "1"
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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x86 Registers
----------------------------------------

EAX=00000000 EBX=7E8FEFF4 ECX=003AEAB8 EDX=F7E074E9 ESI=0013A444
EDI=7E8E2FE0 EBP=003AEACC ESP=003AE9E0 EIP=00000000 FLG=00010246
CS =0023 DS =002B ES =002B SS =002B FS =0063 GS =006B


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Stack Trace (Manual)
----------------------------------------

Address Frame Logical addr Module

Showing 2/2 threads...

--- Thread ID: 19 ---
00000010 0197E608 0000:00000000 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
7BC71F55 0197E828 0001:00060F55 C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll
7BC72252 0197E858 0001:00061252 C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll
7B88F902 0197E998 0001:0006E902 C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
7B88FAFC 0197E9B8 0001:0006EAFC C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
006BB325 0197E9D4 0001:002BA325 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
006D56D5 0197E9E8 0001:002D46D5 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
007EDBCF 0197EA20 0001:003ECBCF C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
007EDC74 0197EA38 0001:003ECC74 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
7BC75752 0197EAD8 0001:00064752 C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll
7BC75920 0197F3C8 0001:00064920 C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll
F7E0450F 0197F4C8 0000:00000000 <unknown>

--- Thread ID: 66 [Current Thread] ---
00000000 003AEACC 0000:00000000 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
7E84F91A 003AF0AC 0001:0005E91A C:\windows\system32\wined3d.dll
7E8CE8B3 003AF0DC 0001:000DD8B3 C:\windows\system32\wined3d.dll
7E9159E0 003AF10C 0001:000049E0 C:\windows\system32\d3d9.dll
005DE85A 003AF120 0001:001DD85A C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
005D96C7 003AF738 0001:001D86C7 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
006A3492 003AFB64 0001:002A2492 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
0069F3D0 003AFC10 0001:0029E3D0 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
004066F0 003AFE5C 0001:000056F0 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
004068D7 003AFE6C 0001:000058D7 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
00406958 003AFF08 0001:00005958 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
7B878250 003AFFE8 0001:00057250 C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll

----------------------------------------
Stack Trace (Using DBGHELP.DLL)
----------------------------------------

Showing 2/2 threads...

--- Thread ID: 19 ---
00000010 <unknown module> <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0197E754,0x0197E758,0x00000000,0xF7F52FF4)
7BC71F55 ntdll.dll NTDLL_wait_for_multiple_objects+629 (0x00000001,0x0197E880,0x00000004,0x00000000)
7BC72252 ntdll.dll NtWaitForMultipleObjects+98 (0x00000001,0x0197E880,0x00000000,0x00000000)
7B88F902 KERNEL32.dll WaitForMultipleObjectsEx+258 (0x00000001,0x0197E9C0,0x00000000,0xFFFFFFFF)
7B88FAFC KERNEL32.dll WaitForSingleObject+60 (0x000020C4,0xFFFFFFFF,0x7BC93FF4,0x007EDBF5)
006BB325 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0178E7A8,0x007EDBF5,0x0178E828,0x0197EA20)
006D56D5 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0178E7C8,0xB4A7CC25,0x007EDBF5,0x0178E828)
007EDBCF Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0178E828,0x7BC739CE,0x0178E828,0x0178E828)
007EDC74 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x007EDBF5,0x0178E828,0x7BCAF8A0,0xF7E09541)
7BC75752 ntdll.dll <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0197EB0C,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
7BC75920 ntdll.dll <unknown symbol>+0 (0x7FFD4FB8,0x0197FB90,0x0197FB90,0x0197FB90)
F7E0450F start_thread+191 (0x0197FB90,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
F7D830EE __clone+94 (0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)

--- Thread ID: 66 [Current Thread] ---
7E84F91A wined3d.dll InitAdapters+65770 (0x0013A420,0x00000008,0x00000800,0x7BC34E61)
7E8CE8B3 wined3d.dll WineDirect3DCreate+99 (0x00000009,0x0013A408,0x00000010,0x7B8688DD)
7E9159E0 d3d9.dll Direct3DCreate9+112 (0x00000020,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x003AF738)
005DE85A Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x003AF730,0x003AF734,0x011F2638,0x011F263A)
005D96C7 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x011F2638,0x011F263A,0x011F263C,0x011F2640)
006A3492 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x011F2638,0x011F2949,0x00973C00,0x00973CAC)
0069F3D0 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x003AFC24,0x00000001,0x00000001,0x6C726F57)
004066F0 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x00000001,0x00000001,0x003AFF08,0x00406958)
004068D7 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x0040ABB9,0x00400000,0x00000000,0x001119BA)
00406958 Wow.exe <unknown symbol>+0 (0x7FFDF000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
7B878250 KERNEL32.dll <unknown symbol>+0 (0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
F7E33DD7 wine_switch_to_stack+23 (0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)


----------------------------------------
Loaded Modules
----------------------------------------

0x00400000 - 0x01391000 C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe
0x10000000 - 0x10069000 C:\WorldofWarcraft\DivxDecoder.dll
0x7B820000 - 0x7B93E000 C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
0x7BC10000 - 0x7BCB0000 C:\windows\system32\ntdll.dll
0x7CE20000 - 0x7CE32000 C:\windows\system32\psapi.dll
0x7CE40000 - 0x7CE80000 C:\windows\system32\dbghelp.dll
0x7CFB0000 - 0x7CFD8000 C:\windows\system32\uxtheme.dll
0x7DF30000 - 0x7DF3B000 C:\windows\system32\msacm32.drv
0x7DFB0000 - 0x7DFB8000 C:\windows\system32\midimap.dll
0x7E090000 - 0x7E0C0000 C:\windows\system32\winealsa.drv
0x7E110000 - 0x7E199000 C:\windows\system32\winex11.drv
0x7E2D0000 - 0x7E32E000 C:\windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll
0x7E350000 - 0x7E426000 C:\windows\system32\ole32.dll
0x7E430000 - 0x7E44C000 C:\windows\system32\msacm32.dll
0x7E450000 - 0x7E479000 C:\windows\system32\ws2_32.dll
0x7E480000 - 0x7E541000 C:\windows\system32\comctl32.dll
0x7E550000 - 0x7E6CE000 C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll
0x7E6E0000 - 0x7E72C000 C:\windows\system32\shlwapi.dll
0x7E730000 - 0x7E74F000 C:\windows\system32\mpr.dll
0x7E760000 - 0x7E7A1000 C:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
0x7E7B0000 - 0x7E7C2000 C:\windows\system32\imm32.dll
0x7E7D0000 - 0x7E7DD000 C:\windows\system32\version.dll
0x7E7F0000 - 0x7E901000 C:\windows\system32\wined3d.dll
0x7E910000 - 0x7E932000 C:\windows\system32\d3d9.dll
0x7EB20000 - 0x7EB98000 C:\windows\system32\opengl32.dll
0x7EBA0000 - 0x7EBEE000 C:\windows\system32\advapi32.dll
0x7EC00000 - 0x7EC8F000 C:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
0x7ECB0000 - 0x7EDDB000 C:\windows\system32\user32.dll
0x7EDF0000 - 0x7EE6E000 C:\windows\system32\winmm.dll
0x7EEA0000 - 0x7EEA5000 C:\windows\system32\lz32.dll


----------------------------------------
Memory Dump
----------------------------------------

Code: 16 bytes starting at (EIP = 00000000)

00000000: <can't read from this address>


Stack: 1024 bytes starting at (ESP = 003AE9E0)

* = addr ** *
003AE9E0: E0 ED 83 7E 01 00 00 00 B8 EA 3A 00 58 80 00 00 ...~......:.X...
003AE9F0: 04 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E1 80 00 00 ................
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003AEA10: A6 8A 9B 7E 01 00 00 00 CF 34 00 00 01 00 00 00 ...~.....4......
003AEA20: 9C F7 14 7E 48 EA 3A 00 5C EA 3A 00 48 61 E9 7D ...~H.:.\.:.Ha.}
003AEA30: 48 61 E9 7D 2D 20 00 00 00 01 00 00 CC EA 3A 00 Ha.}- ........:.
003AEA40: CF 44 C3 7B 48 61 E9 7D F4 0F 19 7E 5C EA 3A 00 .D.{Ha.}...~\.:.
003AEA50: D0 82 16 7E C0 48 19 7E F4 0F 19 7E BC EA 3A 00 ...~.H.~...~..:.
003AEA60: B8 EA 3A 00 48 61 E9 7D 00 01 00 00 44 A4 13 00 ..:.Ha.}....D...
003AEA70: BC EA 3A 00 54 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 C0 16 00 00 ..:.T...........
003AEA80: 40 05 00 00 F4 1F D8 7E E0 EB 3A 00 CC EA 3A 00 @......~..:...:.
003AEA90: 20 B1 D2 7E 5E 6C 18 7E C4 44 19 7E 40 8C 18 7E ..~^l.~.D.~@..~
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003AEAC0: F4 EF 8F 7E 00 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 AC F0 3A 00 ...~..........:.
003AEAD0: 1A F9 84 7E 20 03 00 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...~ ...p.......
003AEAE0: 01 00 00 00 88 EF 3A 00 8C EF 3A 00 00 00 00 00 ......:...:.....
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======================================================================
Hardware/Driver Information:
Processor: 0x0
Page Size: 4096
Min App Address: 0x10000
Max App Address: 0x7ffeffff
Processor Mask: 0x3
Number of Processors: 2
Processor Type: 586
Allocation Granularity: 65536
Processor Level: 6
Processor Revision: 5894
Os Version: 5.1
Os Service Pack: 2.0

Percent memory used: 21
Total physical memory: 4151730176
Free Memory: 3269709824
Page file: 7718715392
Total virtual memory: 2147352575
 
Old 03-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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Maybe recompiling wine against the new GL headers likely introduced with the version change will help. This has happened to me a few times with apps that use libGL and other opengl libraries provided by the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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Maybe recompiling wine against the new GL headers likely introduced with the version change will help. This has happened to me a few times with apps that use libGL and other opengl libraries provided by the nvidia drivers.
K, i will try that, but i found another error when launching from terminal that may be the issue since the program works when i change back to Nvidia driver version 177:

xxxxx@xxxx-xxxx:~$ wine "C:\WorldofWarcraft\Wow.exe" -opengl
Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 177.82,
but this NVIDIA driver component has version 180.11. Please make
sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components
have the same version.

what steps do you take to make the kernal module the same as the installed? any easy "1-2-3" step website links?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #4
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Oh, I see, well, how did you install the nvidia drivers ? There are two parts to it, the GL libraries and the kernel module, you must have kept the old kernel module without installing the new one. I'm not sure how ubuntu does this, is there a separate package ?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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Oh, I see, well, how did you install the nvidia drivers ? There are two parts to it, the GL libraries and the kernel module, you must have kept the old kernel module without installing the new one. I'm not sure how ubuntu does this, is there a separate package ?
Well, it was an Update that popped up today for me, but i can switch between the nvidia hardware drivers (180, 177 and 173 versions) under the top level menu: system > administration > hardware drivers. after the update today i selected the 180 driver, but it seems that the driver loads but not on the kernel... says the kernel is still the old one. i guess i will try to see about the kernel module installation in synaptic manager for the 180 driver. unless you know of a better way of redoing the nvidia update install.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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worked, the auto update for the driver didnt install the kernel package. i installed it, changed drivers, and rebooted... opened Warcraft and bam, worked like a charm... thanks for the help!
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:22 PM   #7
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no problem, so then there are 2 separate packages aren't there...
 
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I would unload all Ubuntu's kernel modules. I personally hate the restricted drivers they release. I would modprobe -r nvidia and get rid of them. Then download the linux update driver directly from Nvidia's website. Then block all Ubuntu Nvidia drivers from loading on updates.

First apt-get remove all nvidia drivers and mod-aliases, linux-restricted-modules etc ... Then open a new tty ctrl-alt-f1 login as root. Then stop gdm something like
Code:
/etc/init.d/gdm stop
Of course cd to the place where you downloaded the Nvidia driver, then check modules with
Code:
lsmod
, check for Nvidia modules and make sure there removed. If there are any extra modules then
Code:
modprobe -r nvidia*
. Now
Code:
chmod +x .Nvidia*
, or whatever the package name is. then exec with
Code:
./Nvidia*
, it will open a ncurses screen and just follow the prompts. Before you know it you have an updated Nvidia driver.

There is also a upgrade driver utility within the driver set.
Code:
nvidia-installer --upgrade
This searches Nvidia site for upgrades and downloads them and upgrades. Eliminating the hassle of Ubuntu's restricted crap (my opinion)
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:24 PM   #9
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I don't know how ubuntu does this, but you absolutely need to close X, unload (rmmod) nvidia, then fire up X again. Hopefully, the new nvidia module should load now, and also hopefylly it should be in sync with the X driver. Both need to be coupled, that's why it's not possible to hot swap it (you can guess yourself what happens if you kill the nvidia module while you are using it in X).
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
I don't know how ubuntu does this, but you absolutely need to close X, unload (rmmod) nvidia, then fire up X again.
that would be
Code:
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop

# modprobe -r nvidia  #also using apt-get to remove restricted aliases

# startx
cheers
 
Old 04-16-2009, 12:07 PM   #11
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well , Im running jaunty 9.04 nvida 180 wine 1.1.19 & Wotlk
and this running like a champ..never had a problem
I Pwnd Pansy alliance all day long, of course on a pvp server =)
 
Old 05-05-2009, 05:06 PM   #12
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Wow.

What a pain using Ubuntu.

In my Slackware install, it's easy:
  • Download the driver from Nvidia.com
  • Make sure you're not running X (In Slackware, just su to root, and 'init 3')
  • 'sh ./the nvidia_program.run'
  • Say 'no' to the part where it wants to look for new kernel modules
  • And 'no' to when it wants to reconfigure xorg.conf
  • Startx
It has always worked for me.

Of course, Slackware is about as basic as it gets. No 'special kernels' or 'special' anything for it to run. You do the configures, add/subtract whatever you want, whenever you want.

That's my 2 cents, at least...

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