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steelaworkn
26th March 2010, 04:14 AM
My system is in my signature. I am running the Nvidia driver. My system freezes randomly. I'm not sure how to troubleshoot and solve the problem. I've had to reboot my system over 5 times today alone. When it freezes, everything is frozen, even the second hand on the analogue clock.

One more issue, and I'm not sure if it's related, my stupid screen goes black after 5 minutes of no typing or mouse movement. This never happended when I first installed it. The issue just started within the last 3 weeks. (I update regularly) It's especially frustrating when I'm watching a movie or a flash video on-line.

Oh, another thing. Kpackage Kit is hidden. I was using it to do my automatic updates. Now I just use yum.

So, between the time I first installed Fedora 12 and now, something has happened to my build to cause these issues.

Is there a way to check the error log? I'm not sure where to start here. :confused:

glennzo
26th March 2010, 09:53 AM
Look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Lines that start with EE are errors.

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE

JEO
26th March 2010, 10:33 AM
The black screen after 5 minutes sounds like a kernel issue. The kernel does that same thing when booting from runlevel 3. It should not do it from runlevel 5 though. Try booting from a previous kernel to see if that's it.

steelaworkn
26th March 2010, 07:54 PM
Here is what I get when I enter the lines to a terminal:


[Jeff@dadsfedora ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-01 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
Current Operating System: Linux dadsfedora 2.6.32.9-70.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Mar 3 04:40:41 UTC 2010 x86_64
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_dadsfedora-root noiswmd LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau rdblacklist=nouveau
Build Date: 17 March 2010 03:15:49AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.7.6-1.fc12
Current version of pixman: 0.16.6
Before reporting problems, check http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Mar 25 19:39:56 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section.
(==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
(==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
Using the first device section listed.
(**) | |-->Device "Videocard0"
(==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
Using a default monitor configuration.
(**) Option "AIGLX" "on"
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(==) FontPath set to:
catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d,
built-ins
(**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia,/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
(**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
(II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
(II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AutoAddDevices.
(II) Loader magic: 0x7c9800
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0a65:0000:0000 nVidia Corporation rev 162, Mem @ 0x92000000/16777216, 0x80000000/268435456, 0x90000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00002000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension SELinux
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module 190.53 Wed Dec 9 16:27:33 PST 2009
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.13.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.1.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 190.53 Wed Dec 9 15:39:50 PST 2009
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "wfb"
(II) LoadModule: "wfb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
(II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
(II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
(==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
(**) Mar 25 19:39:57 NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) Mar 25 19:39:57 NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) Mar 25 19:39:57 NVIDIA(0): enabled.
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 210 (GT218) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Memory: 1048576 kBytes
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 70.18.2d.00.00
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 210 at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VX1932wm-3 (DFP-0)
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VX1932wm-3 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VX1932wm-3 (DFP-0): Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(==) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0):
(==) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(==) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): will be used as the requested mode.
(==) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0):
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1440 x 900
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (89, 87); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
(--) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): option




I'm not sure how to boot into a previous kernel. This started happening withing the last 3 weeks so I might have count back about 3 kernels.

steelaworkn
26th March 2010, 09:40 PM
Here's the second part of the read out:


(**) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Initialized OpenGL Acceleration
(==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
(II) Mar 25 19:39:58 NVIDIA(0): Initialized X Rendering Acceleration
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(II) Loading extension XINERAMA
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
(II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server
(II) Initializing extension GLX
(II) config/hal: Adding input device BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 2.3.2
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
(**) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: always reports core events
(**) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
(II) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Found keys
(II) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105+inet"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found relative axes
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) acceleration profile 0
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: initialized for relative axes.
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Found relative axes
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: Configuring as mouse
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
(II) Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
(II) config/hal: Adding input device BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard
(**) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: always reports core events
(**) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
(II) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Found keys
(II) BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Sleep Button
(**) Sleep Button: always reports core events
(**) Sleep Button: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
(II) Sleep Button: Found keys
(II) Sleep Button: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Sleep Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Power Button
(**) Power Button: always reports core events
(**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
(II) Power Button: Found keys
(II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"


---------- Post added at 01:40 PM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 12:00 PM CDT ----------

The black screen resembles a screen saver although I have not activated it. So, I just went in a activated a screen saver to come on after 5 minutes. We'll see.

JEO
27th March 2010, 12:24 AM
"I'm not sure how to boot into a previous kernel. This started happening withing the last 3 weeks so I might have count back about 3 kernels."

If you look at the dates of the initramfs files in /boot, you should be able to tell what kernel you were running more than 3 weeks ago.

Of course, if you have already gone through 3 kernels in that time the oldest one may have been automatically erased.

kyryder
27th March 2010, 12:50 AM
Hello,

You can see the list of updates you have installed and when with:


rpm -qa --last | tac
since the list could be long you might want to pipe it to more or > updates.txt


rpm -qa --last | tac | more
or
rpm -qa --last | tac > updates.txt

or if you just want the kernel info:

rpm -qa --last | tac | grep kernel

Hope This Helps,

Ky

steelaworkn
27th March 2010, 02:14 AM
So, my most current kernel is kernel-2.6.32.9-70.fc12 .

So as far as the screen saver, the screen saver works for a few minutes and then the screen goes black.

steelaworkn
29th March 2010, 07:06 PM
I'm still having freezing problems. It happens radomly. Like, today I was installing a program via yum. yum started checking repos and then the whole system froze. I had to do a hard reboot. I can be messing around and then freeze, then I have to do a hard reboot.

I still haven't figure out the video issue either. It acts like it is going into some kind of power saving mode no matter if I have disabled any power saving thing I can find. Getting to be a big hassle.

JEO
29th March 2010, 08:23 PM
I am not a big fan of the 2.6.32 F12 kernels. If you have kernel-2.6.31.12-174.2.22.fc12 in your /boot/grub/grub.conf I would try that.

steelaworkn
29th March 2010, 08:28 PM
I am not a big fan of the 2.6.32 F12 kernels. If you have kernel-2.6.31.12-174.2.22.fc12 in your /boot/grub/grub.conf I would try that.

OK, so how do I make the switch?

JEO
29th March 2010, 10:14 PM
su -
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
Look in that file for the various title lines

change the line that says default=0 to default=<the one you want> they start numbering at 0 for the title lines.

steelaworkn
29th March 2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks JEO. But, without knowing what is actually causing the crash, flipping kernels seems like a shot in the dark. Isn't there a way to figure out what is causing the crash?

JEO
30th March 2010, 02:02 AM
You have two problems. Random freezes and the 5 minute screensaver thing. The kernel change should help with the screensaver thing. Troubleshooting random hard freezes is about the hardest thing possible. Best to try the shotgun approach for things like that. The most likely cause of hard lockups is a device and driver, usually the video card but it could by any device.

steelaworkn
30th March 2010, 02:55 AM
This Nepomuk and Akonadi thing might be it. The Akonadi server was not on but the Nepomuk indexer thing was on and set to us 1000megs of storage which is overkill. So, I started the Akonadi and reduced the Nepomuk storage to 256. Not sure if that is it but it seems to me that my problems started with Nepomuk. Haven't had a crash since I did those things, but maybe just a coincidence.

onefiftyfour
21st April 2010, 07:31 PM
i solved my freeze / lockups by removing gnome-screensaver. not sure if gnome-screensaver is the problem or if it was the fact that i had both gnome-screensaver and xscreensaver installed at the same time. not sure why they were both installed and possibly running at the same time, but my lockups are gone. they were very annoying.