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Old 07-14-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Slackware 14.0 + GeForce 9400 GT + nvidia driver = constant freezes


Well since upgrading from 13.37 I noticed that using the nvidia proprietary driver (installed through slackbuilds.org) X (tried from twm to KDE) freezes constantly, especially when using 3D acceleration. Note: when I do this, I don't mess around /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, I just blacklist the nouveau driver on /etc/modprobe.d

Even the last update (version 319.17) didn't solve the problem.

So using the stock nouveau driver stops this nonsense, altough I'd like to have the proprietary driver for improved performance.

Since using the nouveau driver gives me no major crashes/freezes, I don't think my graphic card has problems. I even cleaned the dust from its cooler and heat sink (there was enough to give me throat irritation) but the procedure didn't help.

Under these circunstances, what can I do to use the proprietary driver?
 
Old 07-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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The last official driver update as of your post is 319, or 319.32 for 32-bit Linux. Did you install some unofficial package named 319.17?

I am using the same graphics card in one of my computers and got no problem. Probably I did not hit the same GL extension which triggered your problem. (BTW, My kernel is Linux 3.7.10.)

So, could you describe how to trigger the problem, as precise as possible?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 03:26 AM   #3
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Well I'm using kernel 3.2.45.

I've always installed the driver via sbopkg ever since it came out, I just put 'libvdpau nvidia-kernel nvidia-driver' on a queue and let it go.

Now the driver on slackbuilds.org is 319.32, I'm installing it right now.

To trigger the problem, I just install the driver, put a file named 'nouveau-blacklist.conf' on /etc/modules.d with the content:

Code:
blacklist nouveau
Then reboot.

I start KDE with 'startx 2> /dev/null &' and then I only have to use Dolphin file manager a bit for it to freeze a couple of seconds every now and then. OpenArena crashes and freezes the system, and so on.

I just installed the 319.32 driver, Dolphin just crashed and froze the entire system!

ps: my system is 64-bit.

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:37 AM   #4
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Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by sljunkie View Post

To trigger the problem, I just install the driver, put a file named 'nouveau-blacklist.conf' on /etc/modules.d with the content:

Code:
blacklist nouveau
This should be in /etc/modprobe.d, not /etc/modules.d


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Old 07-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #5
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Hello,



This should be in /etc/modprobe.d, not /etc/modules.d


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I'm sure that was just a typo since his original post had the right directory:

Quote:
Well since upgrading from 13.37 I noticed that using the nvidia proprietary driver (installed through slackbuilds.org) X (tried from twm to KDE) freezes constantly, especially when using 3D acceleration. Note: when I do this, I don't mess around /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, I just blacklist the nouveau driver on /etc/modprobe.d
 
Old 07-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #6
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Yes, it was a typo.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sljunkie View Post
Well I'm using kernel 3.2.45.

I've always installed the driver via sbopkg ever since it came out, I just put 'libvdpau nvidia-kernel nvidia-driver' on a queue and let it go.

Now the driver on slackbuilds.org is 319.32, I'm installing it right now.
How did you get yours to build at all?

nvidia-driver is failing for me each time...
Code:
nvidia-driver:
Found NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.32.run in /var/cache/sbopkg.
Checking MD5SUM:
  MD5SUM check for NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.32.run ... OK
Building package for nvidia-driver...
tar: /var/lib/sbopkg/SBo/14.0/system/nvidia-driver/nvidia-installer-319.32.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
nvidia-kernel-319.32 built and installed just fine.

Slackware 14.0, 64 bit (no multilib), 3.2.45 kernel.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #8
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How did you get yours to build at all?
I just wget'ed the missing source files (specified in the .info file) manually into my /var/cache/SBo/... folder, that'll do.
 
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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I just wget'ed the missing source files (specified in the .info file) manually into my /var/cache/SBo/... folder, that'll do.
Many, many thanks! That did the trick.
 
  


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