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Old 05-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #1
saavedra29
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slackware-64 13.37 suddenly freezes ( logs included )


Hello, I have slackware 13.37-64 bit with nvidia gforce 210.
Since i did the installation and use the default graphic card driver (nouveau) i see that after some hours of using it suddenly freezes. I can't do anything, even use alt_ctl_backspace
or alt_ctl_del for reboot, so i use the button of the pc to reboot. The only thing that i have noticed is that it happens that every time it freezes i am using firefox. But i don't know if it has every relation with this.
Since i'm not very experienced user and can't understand the log files i have put here the pieces of /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages related to the time that the freeze happens:

/var/log/syslog:

Code:
May  3 01:29:51 slaris udevd[1517]: bind failed: Address already in use 
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.281291] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN0A] enabled at IRQ 19
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.281464] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN2A] enabled at IRQ 18
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.281631] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN3A] enabled at IRQ 17
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.281795] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN4A] enabled at IRQ 16
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.384550] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 512 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    0.389624] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    3.657227] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LSA0] enabled at IRQ 23
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    4.011834] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    4.013527] registered taskstats version 1
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.013335] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUB2] enabled at IRQ 22
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.032777] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [UB12] enabled at IRQ 21
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.084752] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LMAC] enabled at IRQ 20
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.179571] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUB0] enabled at IRQ 23
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.243782] ACPI: resource nForce2_smbus [io  0x2e00-0x2e3f] conflicts with ACPI region SM00 [io  0x2e00-0x2e3f 64bit disabled]
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.246706] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [UB11] enabled at IRQ 22
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.417659] fb: conflicting fb hw usage nouveaufb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.418542] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.487352] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: Pointer to BIT loadval table invalid
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.528049] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: 0xD329: Condition still not met after 20ms, skipping following opcodes
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.549030] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: 0xD32D: Condition still not met after 20ms, skipping following opcodes
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.622036] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: 0xCF0C: Condition still not met after 20ms, skipping following opcodes
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    7.838180] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAZA] enabled at IRQ 21
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    8.059860] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 210x65
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    8.182036] hda-codec: no NID for mapping control Independent HP:0:0
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [    8.245406] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN0B] enabled at IRQ 19
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [   12.612974] usbfs: unrecognised mount option "devgid=groupid" or missing value
May  3 01:29:51 slaris kernel: [   12.613421] usbfs: mount parameter error.
May  3 01:29:51 slaris udevd[1517]: error binding control socket, seems udevd is already running 
May  3 01:29:58 slaris console-kit-daemon[1838]: WARNING: Failed to acquire org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit 
May  3 01:29:58 slaris console-kit-daemon[1838]: WARNING: Could not acquire name; bailing out 
May  3 01:30:17 slaris python: hp-systray[2203]: warning: No hp: or hpfax: devices found in any installed CUPS queue. Exiting.
/var/log/messages:
http://pastebin.com/YeWa7UUC

Can you figure out the problem somehow?
 
Old 05-03-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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Have you tried using nvidia's binary driver?
 
Old 05-03-2011, 04:31 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saavedra29 View Post
Hello, I have slackware 13.37-64 bit with nvidia gforce 210.
Since i did the installation and use the default graphic card driver (nouveau) i see that after some hours of using it suddenly freezes. I can't do anything, even use alt_ctl_backspace or alt_ctl_del for reboot, so i use the button of the pc to reboot. The only thing that i have noticed is that it happens that every time it freezes i am using firefox. But i don't know if it has every relation with this.
Were you browsing a site that has mostly text (like the linuxquestions forums) or picture galleries ? I had what seems to be the same problem that when i opened tabs showing e.g wallpapers, firefox crashed the system or messed the screen up and artifacts were everywhere. The cause was hardware acceleration. I have the impression that Firefox enables it only for the binary nvidia driver because when i tested nouveau it never crashed, so your cause might be a different one, but disable hardware acceleration anyway and see if you can reproduce it (Edit-> Preferences-> Advanced-> General-> Use hardware acceleration when available).

This is the post i made here and the post in Greek. As i said it might be a different cause in your case since you use nouveau but it is easy to disable acceleration and test it.

Last edited by imitheos; 05-03-2011 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 04:51 AM   #4
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Have you tried using nvidia's binary driver?
I have tried it and have serious problem with high memory usage of X ( sometimes over 500 Mb ).
I have tried many things:
KDE + nvidia ( 256, 260-from slackbuilds, 270 )= high memory
KDE + nouveau = high memory
LXDE + nvidia ( 256, 260-from slackbuilds, 270 )= high memory
LXDE + nouveau = normal memory BUT freezes

Ofcaurse now i haven't KDE and it's libs installed ( did a clean installed with just LXDE ). Should i give another try? Would it make any difference?
 
Old 05-03-2011, 05:09 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by imitheos View Post
Were you browsing a site that has mostly text (like the linuxquestions forums) or picture galleries ? I had what seems to be the same problem that when i opened tabs showing e.g wallpapers, firefox crashed the system or messed the screen up and artifacts were everywhere. The cause was hardware acceleration. I have the impression that Firefox enables it only for the binary nvidia driver because when i tested nouveau it never crashed, so your cause might be a different one, but disable hardware acceleration anyway and see if you can reproduce it (Edit-> Preferences-> Advanced-> General-> Use hardware acceleration when available).

This is the post i made here and the post in Greek. As i said it might be a different cause in your case since you use nouveau but it is easy to disable acceleration and test it.
I'm not sure i remember what i was browsing, only that once i was downloading a video attachment from an e-mail through my account with firefox. I also haven't had any artifacts - just the freezing. I now disabled the "hardware acceleration" as you said, and wait and see...
 
Old 05-03-2011, 06:55 AM   #6
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Hmm - I find it hard to believe that the binary driver causes huge memory usage. I would really like to see the open-source driver come to true fruition, but in the meantime we're a far way from that. So I'd also suggest sticking to the binary. After all, you probably paid a chunk of money to get a decent graphics card. If you were running with Intel graphics it would make great sense to stick with the open version.
 
  


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