Re: Linux freeze problem
From: John Lester (user_at_example.net)
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 23:22:45 +0000
J.O. Aho wrote:
> JWL wrote:
>> The problem is that SuSE 9 and RH9 freeze solid every time I boot into
>> them. This typically happens less than 15 minutes after X has loaded (it
>> doesn't freeze if X isn't loaded). The only way to recover from the
>> freeze is to shut down and restart. I've had the hardware checked and
>> it's fine. Sometimes the freeze problem mysteriously disappears and it's
>> fine unti I cold boot, after which the problem starts again. I've patched
>> the kernal and tried the latest nvidia drivers but nothing seems to make
>> any difference.
> There are some instabilities with the nvidia driver and some hardware,
> those are listed in the pdf that is provided by nVidia. You may need to
> test with different AGP settings in the config file, some have problems
> when using the nVidias AGP support while others have problems when using
> the kernel AGP support, and a few have problems with both and then need to
> turn it off.
> Turning down the AGP speed in the BIOS can help in some cases, the same
> with turning off the "Plug and Play OS" setting in the BIOS.
> Sometimes a 'killall -9 X' can solve problems for the current boot.
> A good thing to do, is to make a bug report to nVidia (e-mail address can
> be found on the nVidia linux pages), otherwise the bug (if it's that) will
> never be fixed and please, do give as much information about your system
> as possible, better to give more than less.
>> BTW, here's a snippet of /var/logs/messages containing everything between
>> booting and crashing: http://www.e4me.fsworld.co.uk/messages
> quite unintresting to know about your usb, XFree86.0.log is a lot more
> usefull in this case. To see the XF86Config could be usefull too.
Sorry, bit of a newbie. See