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Old 07-20-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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System almost frozen after kernel compilation


Hello everybody!

I'm having troubles since last week, when I compiled the 2.6.12.2 kernel (I did it following the steps sketcked here).
After that I got some problems with Nvidia (could not install it properly), so I followed the post #17 by Slack1_more in this thread.
I finished everything and seemed to be ok; however, my system almost freezes from time to time. The more intensively I use the X server, the faster the system freezes.
Firstly I thought that the system was frozen, but I found out that I could access the computer via ssh; then I saw with "top" that the X server load is around 98-99% (when the system seems to be hung up).
So what happens is: I boot with no error message (logs are clean, as far as I have seen); the system looks nice but when I start using graphics heavyly (applications like firefox, mplayer, k3b, some program running under wine,... ), the system suddenly appears to hang up (everything stops working in kde, but the mouse still can just move). I repeat that accessing the system via ssh shows that everything is still running.
Moreover, I can reproduce the "crash" when I want (unfortunately I cannot avoid it when I want )

I recompiled the new kernel (2.6.12.3) but the problem continues exactly the same.
The Nvidia version is 7667.
My system is Slackware 10.1

Any idea, please?
TIA

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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Hello.
I've done some more research, but still not found any solution.
What I've seen is:[list=1][*]switching to different kernel doesn't seem to avoid the problem.[*]changing other Nvidia modules alters the situation: some need more time to "freeze" the system, some need less time, but none up to now has solved the problem.[/list=1]
Seeing this I'm inclined to believe that it is a problem in Nvidia modules, that for some reason don't like my system, but I cannot be sure of it and I don't know how to solve the problem.

Any help will be valuable.
TIA

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Old 08-05-2005, 06:41 PM   #3
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More research...

Hi again (it looks a blog instead of a forum...)
I did a lot of "experiments" and did an exhaustive look at the logs; I finally found out that it is related to nvidia modules.
Just before every crash I find in syslog something like:
Code:
Aug  5 23:19:31 localhost kernel: NVRM: Xid: 6, PE0000 1cec ffffffff 0000fdf0 0010dcef 001001b6
where "NVRM" has to do with nvidia.

I found this in nvidia forum.

I hope that the release the new drivers is soon (it seems to be the case), meanwhile, does anyone know any way to bypass this problem?

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Old 08-10-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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Cool Problem solved!

This thread, in post #5, explains how to solve the problem.

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