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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Nvidia drivers and KDE problem
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 09:12:49
1 Howdy,
3 I been letting portage upgrade nvidia drivers as usual. Thing is, the
4 last two or three drivers seems to cause a issue. First, versions that
5 cause the issue:
7 =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.12
8 =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.17
9 =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.23
11 I'm currently using this one which works fine:
13 x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.30
15 This is KDE info:
17 [IP-] [ ] kde-base/kdelibs-4.10.3-r2
19 Video card info:
21 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT
22 220] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
23 Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device 069a
24 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
25 Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
26 Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
27 Memory at de000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
28 I/O ports at ef00 [size=128]
29 [virtual] Expansion ROM at d0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
30 Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
31 Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
32 Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
33 Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
34 Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
35 Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
36 Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1
37 Len=024 <?>
38 Kernel driver in use: nvidia
39 Kernel modules: nvidia
42 The problem. After I am logged into KDE for a good while, like several
43 hours to maybe a day or so, the kicker thingy at the bottom locks up
44 tight. I can't switch desktops, clock stops working, can't click the K
45 menu thingy either. Everything in the kicker thingy is dead as a door
46 nail. I can switch desktops with the keyboard and everything else works
47 in KDE just fine. I can also switch to a console too. Killing X and
48 restarting it fixes it, xdm restart in my case. I don't have to reload
49 drivers or restart the system. I do go back and downgrade the drivers
50 after testing it.
52 So, is this a nvidia bug, KDE bug or is it something else? Since it
53 works when I go back a version of nvidia, it looks like nvidia. Think
54 is, it only affects KDE and nothing else. Is it possible that my card
55 is not supposed to use the 319.* series of drivers? The versions that
56 don't work are all 319.* series.
58 Thoughts?
60 Dale
62 :-) :-)
64 --
65 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia drivers and KDE problem Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Nvidia drivers and KDE problem Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia drivers and KDE problem Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia drivers and KDE problem Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>