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Old 09-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #16
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Nice~ I would triy 3.4.10 first. Which .config did you use? Any modification?
I used the 3.4.9-generic config that is in the source directory on -current. Only change I made was to compile in support for ext4, took defaults on all the new stuff.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #17
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Hi. Just converted my reiserfs partition to ext4, but freezed as usual
Good to know, thanks. It was worth a try (I am still moving away from ReiserFS, not sure yet if to ext4 or XFS)
 
Old 09-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #18
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Hey guys, I wanted to report on this issue as well. However, I am not on a ThinkPad. I'm on HP Pavillion dv7-7012nr laptop.

I don't know if anybody else is, but I am running bumblebee to switch between the nvidia and intel graphics chips whenever I need one over the other. I ran into the same freeze that many describe here and it was also random. However, for me it was more frequent. With the help of jgeboski with thought it might because I'm running compiz-fusion and the opengl materials that compiz-fusion uses.

However, after upgrading to 3.4.10, the problem no longer occurred. However, with 3.4.10 (using 3.2.28's generic configuration and my custom kernel configuration) my nvidia graphics card suffered severely when using bumblebee. An upgrade to 3.5.* fixed the odd nvidia chip problems.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #19
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Hi folks!

After I installed stable Slackware 14.0 with default choices yesterday, it freezed three times.
Any suggestions?

Thanks...

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HARDWARE INFO (LENOVO Ideapad Z580 - Intel i5 3210 - Nvidia GeForce GT 630M)
CPU:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
GPU:
Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09) nVidia Corporation Device 0de9 (rev a1)
Audio:
OSS Sequencer Device
Audio:
HDA Intel PCH (ALC269VC Analog)
Audio:
ALSA Timer Device
Audio:
ALSA Sequencer Device
Audio:
HDA Intel PCH (HDA Intel ALSA hardware specific Device)
Audio:
HDA Intel PCH
Audio:
HDA Intel PCH (HDMI 0)
Network:
Centrino Wireless-N 2200
Network:
Loopback device Interface
Network:
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #20
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Upgrade the kernel to 3.4.11 or 3.5.4
 
Old 10-01-2012, 07:52 AM   #21
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Upgrade the kernel to 3.4.11 or 3.5.4
Thank you for your suggestion. I switched my box to Slackware 14.0 64-bit today. Up to now I have not experienced system freeze, but freeze probably will occur in the next hours. There are a few testing phase kernels in "/testing/source" directory of the official release. How can I simply install these kernel options and attach to LILO? Are there any SlackBuild scripts to make binary kernel packages?
 
Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #22
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I am experiencing the same behavior in my new Thinkpad T530 with Ivy Bridge and HD4000 graphics. It is disappointing too because everything else works so well with -current. My laptop doesn't have the Nvidia card, so that is not an option for me. I will attempt to upgrade to a newer kernel and see if things improve. I will report back here with the results. I have gotten spoiled in recent years by not needing to compile my own kernels, because the Slackware included kernels have worked so well. If a newer kernel does solve the problem, it would be nice if 14.0 included at least a config for a newer kernel.
I have the same laptop you do, and I experienced the very same problems. Very frustrating, to say the least. I solved the problem by pulling 3.4.10 from kernel.org, and making slackware packages out of it (kernel-generic,kernel-modules,kernel-source). My laptop is running fast, and very stable. No freezing whatsoever.

I have the packages in a Dropbox account that I have, and if anyone cares, I have the packages available on my hard drive. Please reply if you want this. Thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #23
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There are guides on compiling the kernel:
Alien Bob's guide:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...kernelbuilding
My guide:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...git_repository

Just use one of the config files provided to start with. Make sure to make an initrd if you use the generic one.
 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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If you have separate graphics and sound cards then you don't have to compile a new kernel, just blacklist your intel graphics, and nouveau and install the nvidia driver from slackbuilds 13.37, also if you have a separate sound card blacklist the snd_hda_intel, and if your system is reacts the same way as mine then the freezing will stop.

intel i5 3550, Asus Z77 mobo, nvidia gt240.

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #25
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If you have separate graphics and sound cards then you don't have to compile a new kernel, just blacklist your intel graphics, and nouveau and install the nvidia driver from slackbuilds 13.37, also if you have a separate sound card blacklist the snd_hda_intel, and if your system is reacts the same way as mine then the freezing will stop.

intel i5 3550, Asus Z77 mobo, nvidia gt240.

samac
Stciker on the notebook says it has 2G B NVIDIA GT 630M GPU. On Lenovo site it is said that Z580 model has Intel HD Graphics 4000. Assuming my notebook has NVIDIA GPU, I blacklisted nouveau using "xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist-noarch-1.txz" binary package in /extra directory of install DVD, then installed libvdpau, nvidia-kernel and nvidia-driver correspondingly using slackbuild scripts on SlackBuilds.org and exited the X server. Running "nvidia-xconfig" command produced an "xorg.conf" file. But now "startx" command yields error message "No screens found". Trying to run "Xorg -configure" can not be succesful also. Just removing "/etc/xorg.conf" file and running "startx" without any xorg configuration file enters X succesfully. After entering X and launching NVIDIA X Server Settings shows following error message, but doing that action does not solve the problem.

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You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.
If I can configure NVIDIA driver succesfully, will freezing problem be solved without upgrading kernel?

Thanks...

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #26
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You should restart the computer, not just exist xorg for the nvidia driver to work. Leave in place the xorg.conf generated by nvidia during install or using nvidia-xconfig.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #27
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After running "nvidia-xconfig" command, system generated an "xorg.conf" file in /etc/X11. Rebooting system and running "startx" again did not reach to success. Following error message displayed.

[ATTACH]startx.jpg[/ATTACH]
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #28
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There are guides on compiling the kernel:
Alien Bob's guide:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...kernelbuilding
My guide:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...git_repository

Just use one of the config files provided to start with. Make sure to make an initrd if you use the generic one.
Thank you H_TeXMeX_H, using your guide I successfully upgraded to kernel 3.5.4 along side the default Slackware 14.0 stable kernel . Now there occurs no freezing.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #29
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After running "nvidia-xconfig" command, system generated an "xorg.conf" file in /etc/X11. Rebooting system and running "startx" again did not reach to success. Following error message displayed.

[ATTACH]startx.jpg[/ATTACH]
As root, type 'lsmod' at the terminal. Check to see if the 'nvidia' module is even loaded.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 03:16 AM   #30
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Slackware's all 3.2.x kernels will freeze. I had run 3.4.10(~1 week), 3.4.11(~1 week) and 3.4.12(5 days), the issue never occurred.
 
  


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