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Old 01-21-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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X crashes unexpected on mandriva 2010 x64


hello!
i install mandriva 2010 about a week ago.
hardware is:
dg965ss intel motherboard
core 2 duo intel 2.2 ghz processor
gigabyte 7600 GS nvidia videocard
3 Gb ram, 120 gb hdd and so.
after i install latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com (190.53 ), i encounter x server crashes time from time - monitor has garbage colors and pieces on approx 1 seconds, and then seconds black screen, and i see a "login screen" with username and password request. after relogin not all konquerors session up from previus sessions, and others troubles.
look in xorg.log -nothing strange.
try to install the same latest nvidia drivers from mandriva install and upgrade app - install dkms for nvidia, nvidia driver, and kernel for nvidia - the same effect. crashes time from time. one time crashes when i use xmoto game, other - when i open a site in www browser, another - when i do nothing...
all updates is installed.
oh yes -yesterday first time i play in this install a .mkv files - a earth 2010. mkv, and national geographic hd about arctic expedition on ship.
on both films in vlc player,banshee player - sometime when i press "f" (fullscreen mode ), screen expand to full on second approx, and then app crashes without any error , or so...

what to do? any others encounter that problem? try to go generic xorg display driver?
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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oh yes -forget to say - hardware imho seems is be ok - on three years to today, and in now sometimes too i also running mandriva 2007 on another hdd, and in this old mandriva ( with old nvidia driver from nvidia.com too ) i not encounter any problems. all works ok.not crashes.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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Try using the proprietary driver packaged for use with Mandriva. Configure the display in MCC. You will be informed that there is a proprietary driver available, do you want to use it? Answer yes, and it will be installed. You will have to restart X to see if it fixes your trouble.

The latest and greatest software is always appealing, but unless it offers new or additional functionality, or fixes a bug or two, you may be best served to use software packaged for use with Mandriva Linux. It is what I do, and I seldom have any compatibility issues such as it appears you are having now.

HTH,
 
Old 01-21-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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Try using the proprietary driver packaged for use with Mandriva. Configure the display in MCC. You will be informed that there is a proprietary driver available, do you want to use it? Answer yes, and it will be installed. You will have to restart X to see if it fixes your trouble.

The latest and greatest software is always appealing, but unless it offers new or additional functionality, or fixes a bug or two, you may be best served to use software packaged for use with Mandriva Linux. It is what I do, and I seldom have any compatibility issues such as it appears you are having now.

HTH,
yes, try too. the same problems.
at this time i try to testing XFdrake -> NVIDIA -> GEFORCE (nouveau driver, experimental)

at this time testing ( approx five hours, but previosly too i get a work without crashes up to 12 - 15 hours) i not encounter a crashes. after a some days question about this driver will be answered imho...
 
Old 01-23-2010, 06:14 AM   #5
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try to using vesa driver -the same result.
also have a multiple crashes soon after login - when all in previously session windows reopened - crash frequent occur. if i started in kde without crashes, he lived to in average for some to 25 hours before crash again.
examining logfiles in /var/log/* - not found any message about crash of x server or reason...
 
Old 02-01-2010, 01:59 AM   #6
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Yesterday i check for local mails ( /var/spool/mail/),and read a postfix file. in it i see a interesting messages. as so, after my ordinary X crash i see again F12 console ( nothing interesting), and a tail of /var/log/mail/postfix
in it, i see :


ATTENTION!

Your process (X) was killed because it consumed too much CPU time (1.16 %) and caused a too high server load of 10.75
Please check your configuration immediately to avoid further negative influence on the system.


also sometimes i got mc crach with analogical meassaage:


ATTENTION!

Your process (mc) was killed because it consumed too much CPU time (1.00 %) and caused a too high server load of 5.71
Please check your configuration immediately to avoid further negative influence on the system.

and a also another processes kills....
anyone may tell, what i can turn off, or change parameters for this autokill on "high" loads?
 
Old 02-02-2010, 07:30 AM   #7
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http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-il.../msg42966.html

found "loadcontroller" process in services and turn this off. see, what happens...
 
Old 02-04-2010, 05:00 AM   #8
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Seems to me that you need to look at what is required, not so much as what is wanted

regards GlennsPref
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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check memory module, maybe one is not safe.
see if the real amount of memory is the same as system discover.
check if the amount, if indicated iin grub, is the same as you owned.
Check if you swap partition is enough to handel the kernel activity.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 04:06 AM   #10
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Hi, thank you for the feedback.

I agree with backtolinux, but as well, some time back I was also getting spurious crashes,

What kernel version do you have installed, type in a shell

uname -a

My problem was fixed when I upgraded to 2.6.31....

the 2.6.29.x (2010.0)kernels were giving me greif, the install of the kernel source blew out to over 5Gb. When it is usually only 265Mb. That's a large discrepancy. I kept running out of disk space.

use memtest off the install dvd, let it run at least test 9 and below.

Window$ memory management is more forgiving that GNU/Linux.

If you get any errors in test 6, 7 and 9 you have bad memory.

I would also check the power supply.

See how you go.;-)

Regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 02-23-2010 at 04:11 AM. Reason: memtest and spelling
 
Old 03-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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i see a "login screen" with username and password request.
I've got a similar situation.But in my case - I need to restore the GUI. I cannot wipe it clean and start from scratch. I've copied approx. 100GB of my private data, from a 32-bit Mandriva 2008 and I couldn't spend another two days doing it. How do I go back from a command line to GUI? When I type X I get a bunch of errors and it's back to command line. Nvidia drivers seem to be a pain in the a$$, in Linux..
HELP!
 
Old 03-23-2010, 09:17 AM   #12
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check the free space

you have to check the freespace on your file system. Many time, I didn't taylor right my partitions, and after some time, my system hangeds and i needed to restart severals time to see that system stop when checking notenough free space on /boot or /var, i.e.
@zebra90210 :
to restore the gui, at the command line, after login as root user, if you are on mandriva too, type drakxconf and follow the instruction to set the gui. Maybe system ask you to install some packages, and you'll have to insert your media where some packages needed are located.

Explain in others words your problem. Even symptoms seems to be same, problem is other.
 
  


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