Re: [OT] Howto use an environment that doesn't make use of GL for basic tasks
> > Anything visible in your logs?
> And this is what I get after just boot and log-in to desktop (just fluxbox):
> $ sudo dmesg | grep nouveau
> [ 10.172253] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: NVIDIA C61 (04c000a2)
> [ 10.420487] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: fb0: nouveaufb frame buffer device
> [ 10.448078] [drm] Initialized nouveau 1.3.1 20120801 for
> 0000:00:0d.0 on minor 0
Clipped to the most useful lines.
> > Does it happen more often when your machine has been on for a longer time?
> No, it happens randomly. In some occasions I've been able to work for
> a couple of days without hanging, but other times it hangs a couple of
> minutes after being logged. Usually it hangs in less than an hour... I
> have to reboot by pressing reset button. Nothing else works.
This means that it's not a heat problem. OK.
> > What kind of hardware do you have?
> $ lspci -kv
> 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce
> 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a]
> Kernel driver in use: nouveau
> Kernel modules: nouveau
I googled around, and sure enough, it looks like nouveau has problems with this
stretch-backports non-free has 390.87-2~bpo9+1 which might help;
if not, you should consider installing a new video card if
that's an option. The cheapest new-in-box video cards are around
$35 US, and will (a) work properly and (b) be noticeably faster
than what you have now, if it were working.