Re: Nvidia 6600 GT and 6800 video cards and OpenGL apps crashing/Freezing Debian Sid
On Monday 07 March 2005 11:54 pm, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> I get occasional crashes with my 5700 card, which I can attribute only
> to one or more xscreensaver modules causing who knows what. It's not
> as reproducable as what you write of, but it happens. I haven't yet
> tried to determine which module causes it (I hope it's not the bouncing
> cows... ;-) but can stop it by simply disabling xscreensaver.
I have used an NVIDIA 5950 for months with no crash.
I am not describing a bug with the KDE screen saver module. This is a driver
problem with the NVIDIA drivers for the 6600 and 6800 cards. I can reproduce
it with the opengl applications, but it happens even without them.
It happens while I am editing using perl scripts using emacs :(
I can provoke it to happen sooner with OpenGl applications (glxgears...)
But it is just a problem with the Nvidia drivers.
It is very frustrating. If you go to the www.nvnews.net site for linux
For instance just this minute a new report pops up
you will see countless people complaining of the problem, and others who dont
have it. Likely they have different motherboards or something. This is a real
problem, that I did not see discussed before I bought the 6600.
I am glad I didnt buy a 6800 ultra ( 500/600 + dollars!!!) or 2 of them for
the SLI board. My past experience with nvidia and debian was excellent.
Lets hope enough people can help figure out the problem.
> This obviously doesn't solve the problem behind the cause, but at least
> it may be the way for you to handle it. Just get along without the
> savers and look for a fix upstream. X will still shut down the screen
> I don't use KDE so have no recipe other than (generically) disable/
> uninstall xscreensaver.
> In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be
> _teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less,
> because passing civilization along from one generation to the next
> ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone
> could have. - Lee Iacocca