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    GUI hangs After installing NVidia driver

    Hello guys,

    This is a follow of this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2193423

    I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. 1 week ago I installed a Nvidia Geforce GT 420 graphics card to my pc. Within this installation, I installed a lot of critical packages: kernel, xorg, lib32 etc... Before that day everything have been working quite well. I could connect to the internet with no problem.

    MY ISSUE: But since the day I installed Nvidia card, my wireless connection hangs permanently. When I launch Firefox (or Chrome, Opera), I can visit only 2-3 webpages. 1 minute later the connection hangs. I can not connect anymore. 4-5 minutes later, terminal and file manager hang also. Then I have to restart the computer by a hard shutdown.

    AN ADDITIONAL TEST: As a small test, I launch first the terminal window and I make some network operations (ping, traceroute, apt-get update..) via terminal during 15 minutes. Nothing hangs, everything work quite well. Then I launch the Firefox (or Chrome, Opera) and 1 minutes later the wireless connection hangs permanently again.

    THE OPINION OF NETWORKING GUYS: I posted this problem first on Networking section of this forum. You can see the discussion on the link I gave you above. After some system analyzes, the networking guys decided that the problem is a Xorg related issue. The final conclusion of the old thread is: "Could be a kernel/driver or services crash due to a misbehaving driver or setting. This driver can be anythin, including wireless. But since the same driver works nicely before changing X configuration, I believe it is almost certainly related to an Xorg or Nvidia driver bug. I believe a misconfigured Xorg can cause troubles beyond imagination."


    Could someone please lead me how to solve the issue? Is it a Xserver Xorg related issue? What I have to do to find the reason of the problem?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by noyanculum; December 21st, 2013 at 06:10 AM.

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    Re: GUI hangs After installing NVidia driver

    Use nano or Gedit and perhaps post the output of this for starters:

    Code:
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Also:

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C video
    But now it sounds specific to Firefox or Chrome killing the network. Is there a particular page that kills it or it just hangs after a minute? Are you using the same home page on both browsers? Just a thought ...
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; December 23rd, 2013 at 03:55 PM.

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    Re: GUI hangs After installing NVidia driver

    I don't have a specific home page. In Firefox, I use a blank page. In Chrome, it is Google. In Opera, it is the speed dial (kind of a blank page) page.

    Here the outputs:
    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 331.20  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-05)  Wed Oct 30 18:20:53 PDT 2013
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection

    and
    Code:
    noyan@Ubuntu1:~$ sudo lshw -C video
    [sudo] password for noyan: 
      *-display               
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: GF108 [GeForce GT 420]
           vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           version: a1
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
           resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:ec00(size=128) memory:fea80000-feafffff

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