[breezy] complete freeze with the nvidia unfree driver

James Livingston jrl at ids.org.au
Mon Oct 3 10:29:09 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 11:54 +0200, Bertrand Haut wrote:
> I've installed the preview release of breezy on my laptop. When I used the 
> nvidia closed-source driver, my computer always finishes by freezing after 
> some hours. When I used the open source nv driver, it has not yet arrived. So 
> I assume the problem come from the nvidia driver. 
> 
> Am I the only one in this case ?

I occasionally see the same thing, although it only seems to occur once
every week or two. The problem appears to be that X is becoming
_completely_ wedged, as the mouse moves if I have the hardware cursors
enabled, but not if I have software cursors enabled.  I also cannot
switch virtual-terminals, however I can ssh into my machine and see that
X is using 100% of the CPU. I haven't gotten around to installing the X
debug symbols to get a useful backtrace though.


Cheers,

James "Doc" Livingston
-- 
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