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Old 07-02-2003, 06:32 AM   #1
kev_suse
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Angry Suse 8.1 and NVIDIA - KDE Freezing




Ok, this is really starting to do my head in now. I have no idea whether the problem I'm experiencing is due to the recent upgrade to the Nvidia drivers or what!

I've seen a few threads kicking about relating to the KDE desktop freezing up, but unfortunatley there doesn't appear to be any solutions anywhere, either on the nvidia site or even doing a quick google!

Basically, the situation I have is that I've installed the lastest upgrade to the nvidia drivers (following some links from other threads on this site). I ran 3Ddiag and got no errors at all, everything appears to be working well in that area.

I've checked my XF86Config file to ensure that 'nv' has been changed to 'nvidia', as per some other threads, but still no joy.

I'm running a GeForce 400MX (64MB), if I remember correctly, I'm actually posting this from work.

I can supply some further information later if anyone thinks they may be able to help point me in the right direction.

Thanks for your attention
Cheers
K.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 04:25 PM   #2
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I would say that 64MB of RAM is a little low. I noticed a HUGE improvement in stability when I increased the RAM. I don't know, maybe the nvidia driver takes up more RAM than the supplied nv driver? I would say the very first thing to try is getting more memory. I know that Suse recommends 64MB, but I wouldn't sweat lockup issues until you increase the RAM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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Don't know why SuSE has such problems, I experienced that on 8.1 and likewise dug around for a solution and saw something that vaguely mentioned Framebuffer, so recompiled a kernel without framebuffer support and have had no problems since.
Come to think of it, I have had problems with the drivers from NVidia ever since around SuSE 7.3.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by sidboyce
Don't know why SuSE has such problems, I experienced that on 8.1 and likewise dug around for a solution and saw something that vaguely mentioned Framebuffer, so recompiled a kernel without framebuffer support and have had no problems since.
Come to think of it, I have had problems with the drivers from NVidia ever since around SuSE 7.3.
Without framebuffer support, you'd need to change /etc/lilo.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst to say vga=normal in order to see the boot messages.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:40 AM   #5
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ARRGGGG!!!

I am using RH9 with KDE and I have a PNY GeForceFX 5200 PCI card. I have installed the Nvidia drivers and also amended the XF86Config file.

KDE start and works for a while but then when I try and do something that involves more windows/memory

IE... open a browser and then load a large pic into it


The whole PC compleletly locks and the only thing I can is pull the plug.

I have checked the XF86 Log and there are no errors. Is this a memory leak???



Cheers

Medic6666
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:23 AM   #6
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I'm having a problem i cannot boot from suse cd1 my bios is set to boot from cd first but nothing happens. How can i make floppy boot disks Please help me .. Frustrated in la
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:57 AM   #7
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It should work. From which device does your system boots?

But if you want to install from floppy:

1) on the 1st CD in the directory disks you find a README-file (or LIESMICH if you prefer German). It tells you how to create boot-floppy's under Linux and Dos
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:58 AM   #8
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Re: ARRGGGG!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by Medic6666
I am using RH9 with KDE and I have a PNY GeForceFX 5200 PCI card. I have installed the Nvidia drivers and also amended the XF86Config file.

KDE start and works for a while but then when I try and do something that involves more windows/memory

IE... open a browser and then load a large pic into it


The whole PC compleletly locks and the only thing I can is pull the plug.

I have checked the XF86 Log and there are no errors. Is this a memory leak???



Cheers

Medic6666
You could try the very latest driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run, it's supposed to have quite a few fixes.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:17 AM   #9
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well this is two possible fixes that are pretty well are all that are known when it comes to kde locking up on you....
first in your xf86config file you can add:
Option "RenderAccel" "off"
and if that don't work, then you can uninstall the 4363 drivers ( i am just assuming thats the version your using ) and install the 3123 drivers and you should be kde lock free you'll have to go into the archives to find this driver set.

oh and solspin,
Quote:
64MB of ram is a little low
since he didn't mention his system memory i am assuming you are referring to his video memory and just fail to see how that is a little low? a 64meg video card is nothing to turn your nose up to as it will do the job for whatever you bring to it.
 
  


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