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Old 01-16-2019, 04:04 AM   #1
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Slackware current, still freezes at random


Hi All,
I had an account on LQ but since I didn't use it for a very lonnnng time (health reasons) i forgot my username and password (or maybe it was just disabled).
Anyway, i'm not a newbie and this is not my first post.

A while ago when Slackware14.2 came out i updated from 14.1 and found that the new distro froze at random times. I thought it was some major bug and retrieved back to 14.1 as I didnt have much time to deal with the issue.
More than 1yr passed and plenty of development going on from behind the scene (for which I am always thankful) and decided to try it again with Slackware current.
At my first startx within a few seconds i was welcomed again with a complete system stall (nothing worked) and had to hard-restart the pc.

I never thought that a linux kernel could do that (never happened to me in 15+yrs of using slackware)

So, i came to the conclusion that it had to be hardware related and in my case with my desktop.
computer:
2 dbl Xeon processor x5450 at 3GHz each
graphics:
nVidia Geforce GTX550 ti (no proprietary drivers installed)
memory:
32GB
OS:
dual boot, Slackware/Windows

I remember reading a thread (rant) on LQ of something exactly like this but noone ever suggested a solution (or at least one that applied to me),
Quote:
linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/slackware-14-2-it-freeze-random-always-i-want-a-bsod-at-least-4175585950/
Has any Linux tech/long-term user, ever felt that they knew roughly what goes wrong with their box as soon as it does? (almost like diagnosing a disease on a patient?)
Well for some reason (and lots of reading around), I had a feeling that the issue was caused by some conflict in the graphics department and after many hrs spent searching around I tried a therapy (differential diagnosis).
Well it has been running all night with a long sbopkg install and several windows open including firefox, console, KDisk -Utility, etc... and it seems that the 'random freeze' has stopped.

What did i do?

I permanently disabled noeveau video accelerator by adding a file in /etc/X11/xorg.vesa.d/disable-gpu.conf and edited:

Quote:
Section "Extensions"
Option "GLX" "Disable"
EndSection
Now, I am not sure it will keep up and whether, or not, slackware will freeze again soon but since I would like the full hardware capabilities of my nVidia card (and some other cool effects that I have now disappeared), i was wondering whether:
1) anyone else, with similar hardware configuration, has had this problem,
2) someone would be so kind to suggest the "how to" for nVidia drivers install on Slackware current

Regards,
 
Old 01-16-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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Apologies,
the topic is not solved but the thread was a duplicate.
the original thread is still open at LQ/Distributions/Slackware
regards,
 
  


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