NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 19:53:27 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-08-24 at 15:11 +0200, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> > Actually I have no problems booting up with the nouveau driver now
> > except that it's so damn slow.
> > After reading my mail again I can see that I wasn't being quite clear.
> > I'd like to see if the binary driver is faster but as it freezes the
> > kernel I wanted to ask if this was a known bug and if there's a way to
> > get around it.
> I have several nvidia video cards on machines that are older than yours.
> Nary a hiccup in the barrel. It did take several tries with the
> "hardware drivers" app to finally get it to work though. Nouveau is a
> ways off to become a replacement for the stock nvidia driver. I don't
> have the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package installed. I think I ran
> into a conflict with it early in my fresh install of Lucid. Ric
> Well maybe I should try to purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and before I
install the binary because kern.log looked like parts of nouveau was being
loaded. Hmm. I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thanks.

BTW: In xorg.conf do you user Driver "nvidia" or "nv"?

Best regards

Thomas Olsen
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