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Thread: NVidia constant freezes - any solutions yet?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Right now in Greece :-)
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    NVidia constant freezes - any solutions yet?

    Hi there,

    I have spent at least 8 hours until now, trying to ix constant freezes on my computer.
    I have just read hundreds of posts from people complaining or suggesting some placebo-style medicine.

    Is there anything, that can help with those system lockups or is it true, that I have just two (and a half) options:

    1. use ubuntu hardy without restricted nvidia drivers
    2. use ubuntu feisty - i have heard, that its pretty much okay with nvidia
    3. use another OS

    some info:
    monty@Perfect:~$ uname -a
    Linux Perfect 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 23:41:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
    monty@Perfect:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100 (rev a2)

    I am running hardy version 8.04.1
    and drivers from EnvyNG (version 173.14.12)

    I cannot even play SuperTux2, as it freezes after 1 minute? Two times i tried it - it was the same.

    And the last question:
    i have read somewhere, that even if the system is completely frozen, using alt+sysrq and typing reisub can help. what is that ?

    thank you for any help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: NVidia constant freezes - any solutions yet?

    I've never installed on a GO 6100 before, but I have done so on many other models, including some old 5xxx series, and I personally own and use a 6600gt.

    That said, try my guide, its how I do all of my nvidia installs, and I've done a bundle of them.

    Follow the link below to look at my guide (don't skip steps).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Re: NVidia constant freezes - any solutions yet?

    I love my Nvidia with Hardy, works like a champ with no freezes glitches or anything else. But then again I get the latest Nvidia driver package from Nvidia and install it myself, which both isn't hard and will teach you allot about your system ( like how to start and stop X and how to use the other ctl+alt+Function keys )

    You could also try envy-ng if you want a program to try and do it for you.

    Good luck and happy Ubuntu-ing


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