[ubuntu-x] New nvidia experimental driver packages coming soon for 12.04

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Fri Oct 12 16:46:30 UTC 2012


On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 05:18:33PM +0200, Michael Wisheu wrote:
> Hi Bryce,
> 
> Unfortunately 1060346 is an internal bug tracking ID of NVIDIA and I also
> have no access to their bug tracker.
> In addition to that I can't use easily 'ubuntu-bug xorg' as apport is
> disabled on our company computers.
> I also don't know if it would be so helpful if I would submit that report
> as we build our own NVIDIA packages (based on X updates packages).

This is good info, can you paste it into a bug report?  If you can't use
ubuntu-bug, you can file it manually at 

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates/+filebug

It's helpful if you can file the bug report, because then we can contact
you for information or to let you know when it's fixed.

Bryce
 
> Thus I try to give as much details here:
> 
> $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
> NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  304.51  Tue Sep 18 17:16:56
> PDT 2012
> GCC version:  gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
> 
> $ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
> ii  nvidia-common                                        1:0.2.44.2
>                      Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
> ii  nvidia-current
> 304.51-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1~gg3        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel
> module and VDPAU library
> ii  nvidia-settings
>  304.51-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1~gg3        Tool of configuring the NVIDIA
> graphics driver
> ii  nvidia-updater                                       1.19
>                      Postpone NVIDIA package updates until startup
> 
> $ xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3120 x 1920, maximum 8192 x 8192
> DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
> DVI-I-1 connected 1920x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
> 518mm x 324mm
>    1920x1200      60.0*+   59.9
>    1600x1200      60.0
>    1280x1024      75.0     60.0
>    1152x864       75.0
>    1024x768       75.0     60.0
>    800x600        75.0     60.3
>    640x480        75.0     59.9
> DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
> DP-1 connected 1200x1920+1920+0 left (normal left inverted right x axis y
> axis) 518mm x 324mm
>    1920x1200      60.0*+   59.9
>    1920x1080      60.0     59.9     50.0     24.0     30.0     30.0
> 25.0
>    1600x1200      60.0
>    1280x1024      75.0     60.0
>    1280x720       60.0     59.9     50.0
>    1152x864       75.0
>    1024x768       75.0     60.0
>    800x600        75.0     60.3
>    720x576        50.0     25.0
>    720x480        59.9     30.0
>    640x480        75.0     59.9     59.9
> 
> Steps to reproduce the issue:
> 1) Configure one monitor in portrait orientation
> 2) xset dpms force standby
> 3) Press a key or move the mouse so that the monitors leave standby
> 4) Xorg crash
> 
> I've also attached my Xorg.0.log.old after a crash.
> Please note that we were able reproduce this behavior on all release
> drivers between 304.43 and 304.51. This might be an issue in earlier 3xx.xx
> drivers too.
> I hope this helps already a bit... If you need more details please let me
> know.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Michael
> 
> PS: Wish you a nice weekend...
> 
> 
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com>wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:14:30AM +0200, Michael Wisheu wrote:
> > > Hi Byrce,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the great explanation and I agree that it makes sense this
> > way.
> > > Please note that we've seen another bug with 304.43 and later (but might
> > > affect also earlier 304.x driver versions) on Precise that cause X server
> > > crashes under certain circumstances.
> > > The circumstances are:
> > > * Multi-monitor setup
> > > * At least one screen is in portrait orientation
> > > * X server crashes once monitors should leave standby
> > > * Disabling DPMS prevents the X server crashes
> > >
> > > NVIDIA has confirmed this issue last week and they are working on a fix.
> > > They are tracking the issue under number 1060346. There is no Launchpad
> > bug
> > > for this issue.
> >
> > Thanks for letting me know about this Michael.
> >
> > Do you have a URL for viewing the issue number 1060346, or is that an
> > internal bug tracker number?  If the latter, is there a forum or mailing
> > list post from NVIDIA referencing that, which we could refer to?
> >
> > Having a Launchpad bug report to follow this would be helpful.  The most
> > useful way to file this bug would be to reproduce the crash, and then on
> > the crashed system file the bug via 'ubuntu-bug xorg', which will
> > collect all the log and config files we need.  Then also reference any
> > and all background material (steps to reproduce, external bug #'s, forum
> > discussions, etc.)  Elaborating on any/all testing activity you've done
> > can also be invaluable.
> >
> > Bryce
> >
> >
> >


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