Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480305
System freezes with nvidia driver
Last modified: 2009-01-16 08:35:21 EST
Description of problem:
Mouse shortly freezes when using driver 'nvidia'. After 5 or 6 freezes, the system stops completely. No Alt+Fn, or SysRq keys work when frozen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use driver 'nvidia'
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Nvidia xorg driver.
2. Restart X server
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem, but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).
For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect customer support via an online web based support forum. Nvidia monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation. Once they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in a future video driver update.
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Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums, others who may have experienced the particular problem may be able to assist. If there is a real bug occuring, Nvidia will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the issue in a future driver update for the operating system releases that they officially support.
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