Bug#661253: nvidia-glx: NVIDIA 295.20 causes random and unexpected X termination and hence logout

Julian Gilbey jdg at debian.org
Tue Feb 28 10:57:13 UTC 2012

severity 661253 grave

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 03:21:47PM +0000, Russel Winder wrote:
> Package: nvidia-glx
> Version: 295.20-1
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> Using Debian Unstable fully up to date had been, up to the 290.xxx -> 295.20 upgrade, entirely fine.  The
> 295.20 package set seems to cause, apparently at random, X to terminate causing a logout. This renders the
> machine completely unusable since it cannot be predicted when there will be a logout.  I suspect though it
> is mainly when rendering images rather than things to do with the GUI.  I haven't experimented extensively
> though as I am having to use other machines so as to achieve productive things.

My experience is even more severe: after X dies, it causes the machine
to basically hang - it ceases to respond to ssh connection requests or
http connection requests, although pings still work; the keyboard
becomes unresponsive, and so on.  I have been forced to do a hard
reboot twice in two days.


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