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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHINODATT, I believe what you are experiencing was a bug in the older versions of compiz, use the current live ebuilds from the desktop effects overlay, your problems should go away
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

billydv wrote:
SHINODATT, I believe what you are experiencing was a bug in the older versions of compiz, use the current live ebuilds from the desktop effects overlay, your problems should go away


The desktop effects overlay is still alive? LOL! I was unaware, I though that once Compiz hit the main tree that the overlay was gone!

I will try it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tree has only the oldest 6 series versions, they had a bug that caused X to freeze because of certain karamba and gkrellm windows, I know because I reported the bug to the compiz developers and worked with them to get it straight.

run these commands to use the overlay and be sure to add /usr/portage/local/desktop-effects to your make.conf like so

PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/desktop-effects"

add to your package.keywords

dev-python/compizconfig-python **
x11-apps/ccsm **
x11-apps/fusion-icon **
x11-libs/compiz-bcop **
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf **
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-kconfig **
x11-libs/libcompizconfig **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-main **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-freewins **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-ghost **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-screensaver **
x11-themes/emerald-themes **
x11-wm/compiz **
x11-wm/compiz-fusion **
x11-wm/emerald **

run in terminal
git clone git://git.overlays.gentoo.org/proj/desktop-effects.git /usr/portage/local/desktop-effects

run in terminal for first emerge
emerge --unmerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-backend-kconfig compizconfig-python compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig emerald emerald-themes fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper compiz-plugins-freewins compiz-plugins-ghost compiz-plugins-screensaver && ldconfig && emerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig fusion-icon emerald emerald-themes

run in future periodically to update

rm -R /usr/portage/distfiles/git-src && emerge --unmerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-backend-kconfig compizconfig-python compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig emerald emerald-themes fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper compiz-plugins-freewins compiz-plugins-ghost compiz-plugins-screensaver && ldconfig && emerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig fusion-icon emerald emerald-themes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billydv wrote:
The tree has only the oldest 6 series versions, they had a bug that caused X to freeze because of certain karamba and gkrellm windows, I know because I reported the bug to the compiz developers and worked with them to get it straight.

run these commands to use the overlay and be sure to add /usr/portage/local/desktop-effects to your make.conf like so

PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/desktop-effects"

add to your package.keywords

dev-python/compizconfig-python **
x11-apps/ccsm **
x11-apps/fusion-icon **
x11-libs/compiz-bcop **
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf **
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-kconfig **
x11-libs/libcompizconfig **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-main **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported **
x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-freewins **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-ghost **
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-screensaver **
x11-themes/emerald-themes **
x11-wm/compiz **
x11-wm/compiz-fusion **
x11-wm/emerald **

run in terminal
git clone git://git.overlays.gentoo.org/proj/desktop-effects.git /usr/portage/local/desktop-effects

run in terminal for first emerge
emerge --unmerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-backend-kconfig compizconfig-python compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig emerald emerald-themes fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper compiz-plugins-freewins compiz-plugins-ghost compiz-plugins-screensaver && ldconfig && emerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig fusion-icon emerald emerald-themes

run in future periodically to update

rm -R /usr/portage/distfiles/git-src && emerge --unmerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-backend-kconfig compizconfig-python compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig emerald emerald-themes fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-wallpaper compiz-plugins-freewins compiz-plugins-ghost compiz-plugins-screensaver && ldconfig && emerge ccsm compiz compiz-bcop compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported libcompizconfig fusion-icon emerald emerald-themes


Thanks Billy, actually figured it out last night and have it installed along with the newer BETA nVidia drivers.

It seems faster than 6? Do I still need the --loosebindings option?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Nvidia, I think you will always need to set loose bindings, I always have.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billydv wrote:
With Nvidia, I think you will always need to set loose bindings, I always have.


K, it's still happening unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped getting lockups by disabling powermizer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is portage 3 versions behind with compiz fusion, when there's a bug report that's been open for ages that has all the necessary ebuilds in it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHINODATT, I would check your xorg.log and be sure you don't have some other problem
BTW here is my working xorg.conf


# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (root@Windows2) Sat Apr 19 23:30:26 EDT 2008

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "True"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/artwiz-aleczapka-en"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/dejavu"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/urw-fonts"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit XFree86-DGA"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:toggle,grp_led:scroll"
Option "XkbVariant" ",winkeys"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "IBM"
ModelName "IBM C190 CRT"
HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "Dpms" "False"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8800 GTS"
Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin; DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "BackingStore" "True"
#Option "PixmapCacheSize" "200000"
#Option "DynamicTwinView" "False"
#Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1024x768_85 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Billy, here's mine:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier     "Server Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
EndSection

Section "Files"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/freefont"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/sharefonts"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/artwiz"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/terminus"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/unifont"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.
# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
#   Load        "dri"   # libdri.a
#    Load        "drm"
    Load           "dbe"     # Double buffer extension
    Load           "extmod"
#      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
# This loads the GLX module
    Load           "glx"   # libglx.a
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "Keyboard1"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    Option         "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Philips"
    ModelName      "220SW"
#    DisplaySize     475    297
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     55.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"

#    BusID       "PCI:0:10:0"
#    VideoRam    256
#    Clocks      25.2 28.3
    Identifier     "Standard VGA"
    Driver         "vga"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    BoardName      "Unknown"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
EndSection

Section "Device"

## === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    Identifier     "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    Option         "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
    Option       "UseEdidDpi"     "DFP-0"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "true"
    Option         "NvAGP" "3"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "false"
    Option         "HWCursor" "true"
    Option         "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
    Option         "DRI" "true"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8800GTS 512"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

    #Option "backingstore"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP: 1680x1050_60 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection


I guess what baffles me is that it used to work just fine?????
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:11 am    Post subject: Whoops! Reply with quote

I just realized I made an absolutely moronic mistake; the video card config that was being pulled in in my xorg.conf file was not the config I was editing! I have three devices defined and was modifying the device section that was not associated with the device being called!!!!

SO, I made the following revisions:

Code:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# Modified by OVERKILL on June 23rd, 2008

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Server Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts"
#    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/freefont"
#    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/sharefonts"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/artwiz-aleczapka-en"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/terminus"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/unifont"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"
#    Load        "dri"   # libdri.a
#    Load        "drm"
    Load           "dbe"     # Double buffer extension
    Load           "extmod"
SubSection "extmod"
    Option    "omit xfree86-dga"
EndSubSection
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
# This loads the GLX module
    Load           "glx"   # libglx.a
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard1"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option         "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
#    Option "DPMS"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Philips"
    ModelName      "220SW"
#    DisplaySize     475    297
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     55.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Standard VGA"
    Driver         "vga"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    BoardName      "Unknown"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8800GTS 512"
    #Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    #Option         "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
    #Option       "UseEdidDpi"     "DFP-0"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "true"
#    Option         "NvAGP" "3"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "false"
    Option         "HWCursor" "true"
    #Option         "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
    #Option         "DRI" "true"
    Option       "BackingStore" "true"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8800GTS 512"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    #Option "backingstore"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    #Device         "Videocard0"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP: 1680x1050_60 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection


Will see if this fixes it!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still doing it, though not as frequent now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: Kernel option Reply with quote

Was doing some reading on the NVNews forums, and came across a kernel argument that MAY fix lock-ups under X.

pci=nommconf

Turning off RenderAccel made a VERY noticeable hit on my system's performance. Windows lagged, Firefox felt "sluggish".....etc.

And it didn't fix the problem.

SO, I've re-enabled it and booted with the pci=nommconf option and we'll see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, i ma getting a few problems on my 64bit system, details in sig.

If playing ETQW the keyboard response becomes very slow, i have to hold key down for ages to get a response, often after leaving game the keyboard no longer works in X

When using gimp heal or clone tool the same thing can happen.

Leaving PC without using it for while can result in it not returning from monitor power saving, or does not even go into power saving, can also having issue where mouse and keyboard stop responding altogether?


These are the only things that otherwise spoil a nice stable system :(


I am not using compiz but am using Nvidia 8800 GTS xorg-server-1.3.0.0-r6

any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: nvidia driver refuses to work Reply with quote

I just upgraded to a GeForce 8800 GTS, after my old 6800 GT died (a moth flew into the heatsink).

Before I upgraded, I was able to get the command line, with glitchy graphics even during the BIOS, but it would die as soon as I reached X (similar thing happened in Windows).

After the upgrade, I can still get the command line, but no amount of tinkering with my xorg.conf will give me X. I've tried using the nv driver, and disabling RenderAccel. Every time I try, it either kicks me out claiming there are no screens, or locks up, and I don't even get to see a glimpse of X before this happens. I've also tried booting with noapic, acpi=off, apic=off, pci=nommconf, and every combination thereof.

Eventually (after about 10 minutes or so, enough time to make and drink a cup of tea), I get back to the command line, with an invalid mem allocation error, and the nvrm Xid errors in dmesg.

I think the only real difference between my situation and other users who have posted, is that most of them at least get into X for a little while, but I never get a glimpse.

Just for comparison in other OSes, I tried an Ubuntu livecd, which gave me X, probably using the nv driver, but died when I tried to switch to the nvidia driver, and Windows behaves just fine, with the graphics card passing the nTune stress test, so I'm pretty sure the graphics card is still kicking.

Any advice? Have I missed anything obvious?

Cheers.

-- UPDATE --

In my general stupidity, I flashed my BIOS (I know it's generally not recommended doing that, but I'm reckless). As long as I have RenderAccel off, I can now start X, although xdm still refuses to start. This is definitely progress.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this suggestion has been posted before since I never really follow this thread anymore. Anyways, for those having lockups and general weirdness and a nVidia card, you can try the suggestions found here:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.09/README/chapter-12.html
Scroll down to the AGP Rate section. They talk about patching the driver. A similar thing might be doable for PCI-E as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

It was a conflict between my J-Micron PATA controller and my video card. For some reason, they were both sharing IRQ 16, and I was getting weird messages in my kernel log.

I disabled it (now my DVD-RW drives are inaccessible) and I've been lag-free for a week!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... it seems everyone else on the forums has this issue, why don't I join the fun...

Random xorg lockups, my best uptime is 7 days because of them.

Video card: nvidia 7025 (integrated into my biostar GF7025-M2).
xorg-server version: 1.4.99.905

Tried setting RenderAccel to false... it locked-up once and I realized my mpeg (ATSC) streams were unwatchably slow... took the line out.

It'll happen in the middle of the night, when I'm working on it, whatever.

my xorg.conf

It's only been doing this since I made my box a 24/7 on server as well as my desktop.

It usually gives me 1-3 days uptime before dropping.

If you need more info, please ask... this is rather annoying, not knowing the cause at least...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

SHINODATT wrote:
It was a conflict between my J-Micron PATA controller and my video card. For some reason, they were both sharing IRQ 16, and I was getting weird messages in my kernel log.

I disabled it (now my DVD-RW drives are inaccessible) and I've been lag-free for a week!!!!!


I have j-micron controller in my system and looks like that is sharing an irq with nvidia gts 8800

Code:

cat /proc/interrupts
           CPU0       CPU1
  0:        129          0   IO-APIC-edge      timer
  1:         49         36   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
  6:          2          3   IO-APIC-edge      floppy
  8:          0          1   IO-APIC-edge      rtc
  9:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
 14:          0          0   IO-APIC-edge      libata
 15:          0          0   IO-APIC-edge      libata
 16:       2125       2159   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ide0, uhci_hcd:usb3, nvidia
 18:      97503      97503   IO-APIC-fasteoi   arcmsr, ohci1394, ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb5, uhci_hcd:usb8
 19:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   libata, uhci_hcd:usb7
 21:        462        426   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb4
 22:        181        194   IO-APIC-fasteoi   HDA Intel
 23:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb2, uhci_hcd:usb6
377:        131        132   PCI-MSI-edge      eth0
NMI:          0          0   Non-maskable interrupts
LOC:      28891      29599   Local timer interrupts
RES:        745        545   Rescheduling interrupts
CAL:        165         84   function call interrupts
TLB:        954        911   TLB shootdowns
TRM:          0          0   Thermal event interrupts
THR:          0          0   Threshold APIC interrupts
SPU:          0          0   Spurious interrupts
ERR:          0


Thing is how to cure my MB does not have pnp reset option?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked the interrupts... can it share with one of the usb ports?

Code:
           CPU0       CPU1       
  0:   33993797          0   IO-APIC-edge      timer
  1:      98729          0   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
  7:     957499          0   IO-APIC-edge      parport0
  8:          1          0   IO-APIC-edge      rtc
  9:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
 12:          4          0   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
 14:    2038883          0   IO-APIC-edge      ide0
 16:     369782          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   eth2
 18:    2008174          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   EMU10K1
 20:    3724422          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb2
 21:    8967925          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb1, nvidia
 22:    1107984          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ohci_hcd:usb4
 23:         85          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ohci_hcd:usb3
1271:   11652507          0   PCI-MSI-edge      eth0
1272:     262852          0   PCI-MSI-edge      libata
NMI:          0          0
LOC:   33994106   33994080
ERR:          0


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nerdanel wrote:
As a person who has suffered considerable trouble with these lockups and tried pretty much everything, before finally discovering the real cause to be something I never thought of.

It may be your power source failing gradually.

For me the freezes appeared after I had replaced my motherboard. I suspected everything from coincident software updates/recompiles to BIOS settings to the northbridge fan providing inadequate cooling. I got rid of my problems for several months by replacing the northbridge fan with a better-conducting (and passive) one, but now I see it worked only because it reduced my computer's power use by one active fan. And after a few months the lockups were back worse than ever.

My Antec power source had probably been failing since the beginning, but it had taken time and a chance to a new motherboard until the power level had decreased enough to cause problems. The final clue was that I started to experience problems that my motherboard manual were usually caused by overclocking too much... but I wasn't overclocking at all. My system has been 100% stable for over six months now with a new power source, so I can definitely say the power source is something you need to keep in mind.


I have some X lockups, too. I also assume that this is my power source's fault. I also have some other strange hardware problems. I'll check this out and report whether this was the reason.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

carpman wrote:
SHINODATT wrote:
It was a conflict between my J-Micron PATA controller and my video card. For some reason, they were both sharing IRQ 16, and I was getting weird messages in my kernel log.

I disabled it (now my DVD-RW drives are inaccessible) and I've been lag-free for a week!!!!!


I have j-micron controller in my system and looks like that is sharing an irq with nvidia gts 8800

Code:

cat /proc/interrupts
           CPU0       CPU1
  0:        129          0   IO-APIC-edge      timer
  1:         49         36   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
  6:          2          3   IO-APIC-edge      floppy
  8:          0          1   IO-APIC-edge      rtc
  9:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
 14:          0          0   IO-APIC-edge      libata
 15:          0          0   IO-APIC-edge      libata
 16:       2125       2159   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ide0, uhci_hcd:usb3, nvidia
 18:      97503      97503   IO-APIC-fasteoi   arcmsr, ohci1394, ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb5, uhci_hcd:usb8
 19:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   libata, uhci_hcd:usb7
 21:        462        426   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb4
 22:        181        194   IO-APIC-fasteoi   HDA Intel
 23:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb2, uhci_hcd:usb6
377:        131        132   PCI-MSI-edge      eth0
NMI:          0          0   Non-maskable interrupts
LOC:      28891      29599   Local timer interrupts
RES:        745        545   Rescheduling interrupts
CAL:        165         84   function call interrupts
TLB:        954        911   TLB shootdowns
TRM:          0          0   Thermal event interrupts
THR:          0          0   Threshold APIC interrupts
SPU:          0          0   Spurious interrupts
ERR:          0


Thing is how to cure my MB does not have pnp reset option?


Try disabling the controller in the BIOS and see. It fixed mine 100%.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

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Try disabling the controller in the BIOS and see. It fixed mine 100%.


But then i won't have a burner, i could go sata but believe they are not so well supported in linux?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

carpman wrote:
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Try disabling the controller in the BIOS and see. It fixed mine 100%.


But then i won't have a burner, i could go sata but believe they are not so well supported in linux?



I did try and still i loose keyboard after playing ETQW
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:40 am    Post subject: Re: My problem is SOLVED Reply with quote

carpman wrote:
carpman wrote:
SHINODATT wrote:


Try disabling the controller in the BIOS and see. It fixed mine 100%.


But then i won't have a burner, i could go sata but believe they are not so well supported in linux?



I did try and still i loose keyboard after playing ETQW


Maybe we have different issues then?
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