[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#566874: Multiple video cards + Xinerama + vga_arbitor makes X unusable with kernel 2.6.32

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Tue May 18 17:39:30 UTC 2010

Hi Emilio,

Emilio J. Padron wrote:
> My system still freezes immediately after a 'modprobe nvidia' with
> nvidia 195.36.24-1 and linux 2.6.32-5-amd64. I've tried both
> nvidia-kernel-source and nvidia-kernel-dkms with identical results.

That's not much helpful information you provided.

You added information to an existing bug report. Are you sure that you
hit exactly the same problem? If not, please start a new bug report and
provide additional information there.

If you hit same problem, does the patch suggested in message #20 work
for you?

You wrote "... still freezes ...", but I don't remember a report you
might be referring to.

Describe your system, the GPU(s), the last working version combination
of driver/kernel/X.Org, ...
The output of
  /usr/share/bug/nvidia-glx 3>&1
may be useful.

Is the machine still accessible remotely (e.g. via ssh) after inserting
nvidia.ko failed? The console may be dead, but the machine could still
respond to the network.

Is the nouveau kernel module loaded? If so, blacklist it.

Dou you have binutils-gold installed? Remove it and *rebuild* the module.


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