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Vorlon
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: [Solved!] Serious Instability/nVidia Drivers Reply with quote

For the last few days I've had very serious instability on my ~AMD64 system. I run fine without a GUI, but once KDE starts, the system will run for a few minutes then lock up hard. When locked, the screen flashes strangely.


I've finally traced it back to nvida-drivers, with the last 2 versions being effected. The solution is to mask both the 319.32 & 325.08 versions.

So, in my package mask file (/etc/portage/package.mask), I have:

=sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-3.10.0 # Not compatible with nvidia yet
=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.32
=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-325.08


Since I've done this, the system has been very stable. I've been running for a few hours without any lockups.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also running ~amd64.
I haven't had any problems with the nvidia-drivers you mention.
Kernel 3.9.8 and kde-4.10.5.
Kernel 3.10.0 is another story:nvidia won't compile as it saya so in the ebuilds.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using kernel 3.9.9.

Maybe that makes a difference?
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