Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244522
Screen corruption and machine hang with 6600 and version 2.0.96-2
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:08:16 EST
Description of problem:
After installing the updated nv driver (xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.0.96-2.fc7), I
started getting screen corruptions and hangs. This appears to be identical to
the problem that was fixed in the fc5/6 timeframe with the 6xxx series.
The problem manifests itself most often when running slideshows through gqview.
The screen will become garbled and the machine will often (but not always)
hang. No ping, telnet, etc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Machine was completely stable before upgrading to new version (xorg-x11-drv-nv-
Output from lspci:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600] (rev
a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 8199
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 1: Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 3: Memory at cc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Expansion ROM at cd000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gqview
2. Set slideshow to run quickly (switching images seems to cause the problem)
3. Run until screen garbles and machine freezes. Usually 5 to 60 min.
Garbled screen, machine frozen.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 158081 [details]
xorg.conf config file
Created attachment 158083 [details]
Xorg log before doing anything to system
Created attachment 158084 [details]
Xorg log files after deleting xorg.conf file
Still seeing this problem on Fedora 8 (xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8). Problem is
difficult to reproduce, but running GQView on a full-screen slideshow for an
hour or two usually triggers it. Screen image suddenly garbles and machine
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