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Old 09-20-2005, 10:34 PM   #16
JimBass
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No love anywhere. The 1.0.7664 drivers have the same issue. It is slightly better, I haven't seen it lock up when running xscreensaver yet, but it did lock up twice last night while browsing the net. Seems to be getting to the point where I have to wait out new drivers? I will go back to the nv drivers and see if that stops the crashing, although as I said earlier, the performance is sooooooo poor on those drivers that it is close to worthless.

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Old 09-20-2005, 10:42 PM   #17
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have a question, how to kill a frozen work?
 
Old 09-23-2005, 07:58 AM   #18
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have a question, how to kill a frozen work?
There are two ways to kill a frozen work. By the ID of the process or by it's name. Typing "top" will bring a list of all process on your system. The column with "PID" is the number you need to kill a given process, that is done with:

kill <process ID>

In the case you know what process has stopped working, you can use pkill command instead:

pkill <process name>

Here is an example. I'm using the command sleep to simulate a running process and how to use kill and pkill. There're many options that you can use with kill and pkill. A common one is kill -9 <process>. Type "man kill" for a complete list. The ampersand symbol (&) used in this example is to tell bash to run sleep in the background, so we can still use the same terminal for more commands.


bash-3.00$ sleep 500&
[1] 12142
bash-3.00$ ps
PID TTY TIME CMD
11149 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
12142 pts/1 00:00:00 sleep
12187 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
bash-3.00$ kill 12142
bash-3.00$ ps
PID TTY TIME CMD
11149 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
12288 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
[1]+ Terminated sleep 500
bash-3.00$ sleep 500&
[1] 12317
bash-3.00$ pkill sleep
[1]+ Terminated


Regards!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 09-24-2005 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 03:26 AM   #19
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ok thnx, thnx to all your help!!!
 
Old 09-27-2005, 05:40 PM   #20
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Finally Resolution!!!

The problem was hardware, but not RAM, the NVidia card itself was failing. The NV driver would still lock up, just as the NVidia driver did. I don't know how or why the 128 MB MX440SE was failing, but I found a 64MB GeForce 2 400 in a backup machine, dropped that into the tower, reinstalled NVidia driver 1.0.7676, and everything has been wonderful. 2 things still suprise me though. -

1) Hardware failure of a PCI card shouldn't seem to crash the machine to me. I can see how X would crash, and even CLI only, but I would think I could still SSH into the box, as we have several servers in place that have no physical video card, yet run fine through the net.

2) In the event of a non-critical hardware failure (as I would score a failing video card), why wasn't something logged?

Very glad that this worked out, I was minutes away from assuming it was because I am running on LVM between 2 SATA drives, and that I had somehow screwed that up, causing the unknown crash. Very happy that I can now get into the timeconsuming yet enjoyable work of putting all my music and other resources up now that it is stable.

Peace,
JimBass

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