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  1. #1
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    WOW crash.

    Hi,
    Im using wine 1.5.12, and playing WOW.
    Everything works perfect until i upgraded my kubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10.

    With new system i get new nvidia driver.
    With new driver WOW is really fast 50% faster than before.
    Now i can play on Ultra settings,

    But, there is one huge problem. After few minutes, screen freezes and only what i can do is hardware reset (by key on computer case). Its total hang/crash. Not working CTRL+ALT+F1 ... Not working CTRL+ALT+DEL ...

    I noticed that on lower quality settings i could play more time until screen freeze (arount 30min).
    On high quality settings i could play maybe 5-10 minutes.

    Im sure there is bug in nvidia drivers or in kernel (maybe leaking memory).

    Im writing here because i want to check is there anyone with similar problem ?

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    Re: WOW crash.

    I went back to 12.04 because of video issues...

    It sounds like you're overheating. You can check this with:

    sudo apt-get install lm-sensors && sudo sensors-detect

    That program will offer to add lines to your conf file, go ahead and add those. Then you can check heat sensors with typing:

    sensors

    I think it may be something to do with automatic overclocking? just a shot in the dark, but I did prefer 12.04 to 12.10 with either nvidia or nouveau drivers.

    Could be a leak, wild pointer or something yeah...
    Last edited by opensshd; September 13th, 2012 at 10:41 AM.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Im sure its not overheating, checked this first.

    Fan working, radiator clean, new thermal between GPU and Radiator.

    Not matter is that only desktop or WOW with high quality, GPU temp is always between 50°C and 55°C.

    On nouveau quality and performance are lower than on nvidia, but its realy stable.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Ok. There is an nvidia Xserver settings program you can check out, if you haven't already.

    nvidia-settings

    In my settings you can change overclocking modes, sync to Vblank and other modes that may help.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Nothing to change in nvidia-settings

    I have no overclocking options here. Only infos about temp, clocks, some options about colors, quality etc.

    I think i will wait for update ... maybe something will change.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    What video card?

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Its only GeForce 8600GTS,

    NVidia settings displays that there is only one performance profile, so i cant change frequencies.

    On higher quality more amount of data (better textures, higher view distance) is coming to memory, and if memory controller is broken (memory leaks) higher quality will effect faster crash.
    Is that good point of view ?

    I really don`t believe that`s hardware issue.
    Becuse :
    On 12.04 (kernel 3.2) with Nvidia driver version 285 (or something like that) there was no problem.
    With Nouveau driver there is crash no problem, except bad performance - but cannot expect better, because its RE.
    Problem exists only on Nvidia v304 under kernel 3.5.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Have you tried with 3.2? I found 3.5 and nvidia graphics using either nv or nvidia drivers a very buggy combination.

    Have you tried monitoring memory preceding a crash?

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    Re: WOW crash.

    I was having the same issue. I went in to Nvidia x Server settings and unchecked Sync to Vblank and Allow Flipping. I also unchecked Sync to Vblank in WOW's Video settings. I still get momentary freezes sometimes but WOW dose not lockup.
    Last edited by regor210; September 19th, 2012 at 10:40 PM.

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    Re: WOW crash.

    Nvidia driver 304.48 changes:

    Changes since 304.43:
    • Fixed RandR per-CRTC gamma persistence across modeswitches and
    VT-switches.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes hang in response
    to input events.

    • Fixed a reduction in rendering performance for core X11 rendering on
    certain GPUs that occurred in the 290.* series of releases.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented PowerMizer from working correctly on some
    boards with GDDR5 memory, such as some GeForce GT 240 SKUs.
    • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 660
    • GeForce GTX 650
    • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to not animate properly
    when a rotation or a transformation was applied on some older X
    server versions.
    • Enabled FXAA with Unified Back Buffers.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the "Reset Hardware Defaults" button in
    the Display Settings page of nvidia-settings from being activated.

    It seems that was driver issue.

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