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cable_txg
4th February 2008, 09:50 PM
I'm at a high state of alert now!

Where do I get support for fedora locking out for both KDE and GNOME? This is the message I get in /var/log/messages:

Feb 4 15:15:08 Gemini kernel: NVRM: Xid (0004:00): 6, PE0000 0280 00001400 0000f18c 00f3efeb 00000001
Feb 4 15:15:08 Gemini kernel: NVRM: Xid (0004:00): 36, L1 -> L0
Feb 4 15:15:35 Gemini gnome-power-manager: (cable_txg) GNOME interactive logout because the power button has been pressed

This is not the first time, but this is definitely the first time for GNOME. I've never had this problem with Fedora 7 (Can't go back to it either, system always waiting for input before next step!). Any insights or where to report and fix this issue?

Thanks.

glennzo
5th February 2008, 12:09 AM
Got a spare video card to try?

cable_txg
5th February 2008, 12:11 AM
I can't, it's an onboard NVidia Gefore 7600 on my laptop. :(

glennzo
5th February 2008, 12:52 AM
Hmmmm. Know how to edit xorg.conf? Change the driver to "nv" temporarily. Probably reads "nvidia" now. See if the trouble goes away. Of course it's a generic driver so you won't get much more than a basic display. Note I'm no expert here. You running 64BIT Fedora? Might complicate the NVidia drivers anyhow.

cable_txg
5th February 2008, 01:12 AM
Hmmmm. Know how to edit xorg.conf? Change the driver to "nv" temporarily. Probably reads "nvidia" now. See if the trouble goes away. Of course it's a generic driver so you won't get much more than a basic display. Note I'm no expert here. You running 64BIT Fedora? Might complicate the NVidia drivers anyhow.

I'm running 32 bit Fedora 8 on an Amd64 X2, also tried the "nv" option; still no luck and same situation.
:(

glennzo
5th February 2008, 01:22 AM
My last thought for a generic driver would be "vesa". Are you not able to log in to a desktop at all? Also, I'm sort of guessing that it may be a video driver issue because of the error message.
kernel: NVRM: Xid (0004:0 - NVRM = NVidia ??

cable_txg
5th February 2008, 01:28 AM
My thoughts exactly, but I can't log in talk less of using the keyboard.

glennzo
5th February 2008, 01:42 AM
Got another computer to use for a while? I'm not too experienced with this 'can't log in' stuff but I seem to remember a few threads here about similar issues. You could keyword search the forum and maybe come up with some ideas. Anything I would suggest would probably end up activating your remote car starter but wouldn't fix your laptop. :p

Zotter
5th February 2008, 04:39 AM
Edit /etc/inittab
change the default run level from 5 to 3

This will put you in non-GUI, CLI mode.

Then you can run: system-config-display

and try various drivers and settings to see what works.

If something hangs - just kill X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE

That should drop you back to CLI

At the very least - this will allow you to log into your system.

cable_txg
5th February 2008, 04:50 AM
Edit /etc/inittab
change the default run level from 5 to 3

This will put you in non-GUI, CLI mode.

Then you can run: system-config-display

and try various drivers and settings to see what works.

If something hangs - just kill X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE

That should drop you back to CLI

At the very least - this will allow you to log into your system.
Thanks, but keyboard does not respond. The only way is to reboot the machine from the power button. I've set up a cron job to keep track of dmesg output (Firewing1's idea) every 30mins. I hope this would resolve my issue! :(

Jeremyreid
5th February 2008, 09:12 AM
What I usualy do... now I know this sounds stupid... But I leave the computer for about 3-4 weeks and the problems usualy cleared up! (it worked with this stupid triangle that popped up saying I had loads of viruses and pop-ups for antivirus software and porn everytime I opened internet explorer)

leadgolem
5th February 2008, 10:17 AM
Out of curiosity, why was it assumed that the issue was caused by a bad xorg.conf? This sounds more like some piece of hardware in your system is issuing a shutdown request. My tvcard did this until I moved a jumper on it...
Feb 4 15:15:35 Gemini gnome-power-manager: (cable_txg) GNOME interactive logout because the power button has been pressed.

Evil_Bert
5th February 2008, 10:46 AM
This thread seems to suggest a hardware fault, such as memory corruption, overheating or similar. Or possibly just an unstable video driver. (It's for BSD, but might still be useful).
Nvnews - BSD NVRM Problem (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92339)


Then there's this thread that suggests an APIC problem:
Nvnews - APIC problem? (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=76805)

And this one suggests an IRQ conflict:
nVidia Forum - IRQ? (http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion/index.php?t8789.html)

Reading through the links above, I'd say try adding 'noapic' to your boot parameters in grub.conf first. If that doesn't work, then maybe look at video driver parameters or a different driver. Then maybe IRQ conflicts.

After that, well, they have a dedicated nVidia Linux forum:
nVidia Linux Forum (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14)

glennzo
5th February 2008, 11:30 AM
I for one didn't assume that it's a bad xorg.conf. Just suggested trying drivers other than NVidia since the error messages seemed to relate to an NVidia issue. kernel: NVRM. I saw a lot of the same threads that Evil Bert saw with a Google search which led me to suggest a change in video cards as test. Didn't know that the computer is a laptop.

cable_txg
5th February 2008, 04:02 PM
Thanks guys, I'll try the links Evil_Bert provided. My system still locked up this morning (Cron job could still run and save information). :(

Attachment was from dmesg (23 mins after lockup). Second file was from ps -ef (23 mins after lockup).

Thanks.