Bug#570365: Fwd: Re: nvidia-glx: problem confirmed in with latest xen hypervisor

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Nov 13 11:04:55 UTC 2010

some older test report that didn't make it into this bug report ...

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Subject: Re: nvidia-glx: problem confirmed in with latest xen hypervisor
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:54:04 +0200
From: Michel Briand <michelbriand at free.fr>
To: Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de>

Michel Briand <michelbriand at free.fr> - Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:22:45 +0200

>Michel Briand <michelbriand at free.fr> - Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:11:51 +0200
>>Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> - Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:07:48 +0200
>>>On Saturday, 14. August 2010 20:09:53 Michel Briand wrote:
>>>> Package: nvidia-glx
>>>> Version: 195.36.24-4
>>>> Test results point at a problem between Xen Hypervisor and
>>>> NVIDIA driver memory management.
>>>Thanks for the detailed test report. Could you try the new versions of the 
>>>driver, too? 195.36.31-3 is in unstable and 256.53-1 in experimental.
>>>Also it would be nice if you could test with the official Debian 2.6.32 kernel 
>>>(and xen hypervisor) packages (preferably the versions from unstable) instead 
>>>of a backport kernel.
>>I'm installing 195.36.31-4 from unstable. DKMS is awesome :p !!!
>>I'll reboot and test OpenGL stuff ;)
>Tested with 2.6.32-5-amd64 : OpenArena ok.
>Stopped X and returned to console : no hang.
>But a very boring problem still occur:
>=> the console is screwed : too many lines are displayed, they pass the
>  screen inferior boundary ...
>I must issue as root this command to recover from the console problem:
>/etc/init.d/console-setup restart
>The font is reinitialized and the screen appear good again (as many
>lines as there is room on the screen).
>I will now test with Xen.

Hum.... bad news.

with 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 under hypervisor, Xorg does start with hang with
black screen.

I used Magic SysRq to reboot.

I attach the Xorg log file.

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