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Old 01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
Don deJuan
 
Default Nvidia Driver issues

On 01/30/2012 08:23 AM, Karol Babioch wrote:

Hi,

Am 30.01.2012 13:33, schrieb Kevin Chadwick:

I know nothing about the binary blob on arch but download the more
upto date blob from nvidia.com for my TVs running mythbuntu,


Well, Arch is a rolling release distro and it usually takes just hours
to a few couple of days until the official releases hit the repositories .

Sure enough, the Arch package is up to date, so this shouldn't be a
problem. As long as you don't run a custom kernel you don't have to
worry about any kernel modules either.

Am 30.01.2012 08:47, schrieb Don deJuan:

If anyone has any other tips/suggestions I am open to them. Thanks for
your time.


Obviously I don't know that much about the nvidia package myself, so
unfortunately there isn't much I can tell you. When running into the
already mentioned problems with the closed source driver, I was pointed
to [1], which seems to be the official place to go when running into
trouble.

Just another guess: Have you tried any other distro (or even Windows for
that matter) in order to exclude any kind of hardware defect?

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

[1] http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14


Well still nothing in the logs that even resemble any help for me which
is becoming frustrating.


Though with further testing what I thought helped does not appear to
have. I was able to shutdown/reboot about 10 times smoothly. Then after
that each shutdown or reboot I tried went back to the old behavior of
having the red screen.


I am back to having to use shutdown -hF 1 or longer wait to get it to
smoothly shutdown or reboot.


Thanks again to those who have offered some insite so far, I will keep
trying more things to see if I can track this down, or fingers crossed
some miraculous update comes that automagically fixes me ;P
 
Old 01-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Martti Kühne
 
Default Nvidia Driver issues

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:19:05PM -0800, Don deJuan wrote:
> Well still nothing in the logs that even resemble any help for me
> which is becoming frustrating.
>
> Though with further testing what I thought helped does not appear to
> have. I was able to shutdown/reboot about 10 times smoothly. Then
> after that each shutdown or reboot I tried went back to the old
> behavior of having the red screen.
>
> I am back to having to use shutdown -hF 1 or longer wait to get it
> to smoothly shutdown or reboot.
>
> Thanks again to those who have offered some insite so far, I will
> keep trying more things to see if I can track this down, or fingers
> crossed some miraculous update comes that automagically fixes me ;P
>

Just an idea change some of the shutdown scripts, explicitly unload the
nvidia blob etc and maybe include some kind of "milestone" debug information
in the scripts in /etc/rc.*shutdown ... you might just by accident find the
culprit and get things right with a while kill -0 loop or sleep.

cheers!
mar77i
 
Old 02-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Don deJuan
 
Default Nvidia Driver issues

On 01/30/2012 04:23 PM, Martti Kühne wrote:

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:19:05PM -0800, Don deJuan wrote:

Well still nothing in the logs that even resemble any help for me
which is becoming frustrating.

Though with further testing what I thought helped does not appear to
have. I was able to shutdown/reboot about 10 times smoothly. Then
after that each shutdown or reboot I tried went back to the old
behavior of having the red screen.

I am back to having to use shutdown -hF 1 or longer wait to get it
to smoothly shutdown or reboot.

Thanks again to those who have offered some insite so far, I will
keep trying more things to see if I can track this down, or fingers
crossed some miraculous update comes that automagically fixes me ;P



Just an idea change some of the shutdown scripts, explicitly unload the
nvidia blob etc and maybe include some kind of "milestone" debug information
in the scripts in /etc/rc.*shutdown ... you might just by accident find the
culprit and get things right with a while kill -0 loop or sleep.

cheers!
mar77i
Thanks for more suggestions, I had nothing other than what is stock in
the shutdown files. So i read through more things in relation to
shutting down and openbox. I found someone in the arch forums having
similar issues so I thought I would try it and it seems to be able to do
everything in shutdown/reboot as I would expect. The weird thing is
though when it executes it shows an error as not working properly when
being called through shutdown/reboot but from normal command line it
works as it should. I added


pgrep -P `pidof openbox` | xargs kill -s SIGTERM
sleep 5

it throws an error in regards to pgrep, I believe but it goes by so
quickly I can not read the whole thing.


So not really sure whats going on but even though it does not work 100%
properly it gets passed locking up with a red screen or just with a
cursor. If I can sort this out further I will post back the results and
mark this solved.


Thanks again for the help I have gotten so far.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 02:08 PM
Martti Kühne
 
Default Nvidia Driver issues

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 07:08:34AM -0800, Don deJuan wrote:
> pgrep -P `pidof openbox` | xargs kill -s SIGTERM
> sleep 5
>
> it throws an error in regards to pgrep, I believe but it goes by so
> quickly I can not read the whole thing.
>
> So not really sure whats going on but even though it does not work
> 100% properly it gets passed locking up with a red screen or just
> with a cursor. If I can sort this out further I will post back the
> results and mark this solved.
>
> Thanks again for the help I have gotten so far.

Actually it should be unrelated because afaict you're executing this command
from a terminal emulator which is a child process of the process tree you're
attempting to kill, which leads to a self-reference, which the kernel should
handle okay. So, it likely says "broken pipe" or something that way?

cheers!
mar77i
 
Old 02-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Don deJuan
 
Default Nvidia Driver issues

On 02/04/2012 07:08 AM, Martti Kühne wrote:

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 07:08:34AM -0800, Don deJuan wrote:

pgrep -P `pidof openbox` | xargs kill -s SIGTERM
sleep 5

it throws an error in regards to pgrep, I believe but it goes by so
quickly I can not read the whole thing.

So not really sure whats going on but even though it does not work
100% properly it gets passed locking up with a red screen or just
with a cursor. If I can sort this out further I will post back the
results and mark this solved.

Thanks again for the help I have gotten so far.


Actually it should be unrelated because afaict you're executing this command
from a terminal emulator which is a child process of the process tree you're
attempting to kill, which leads to a self-reference, which the kernel should
handle okay. So, it likely says "broken pipe" or something that way?

cheers!
mar77i

Yes was a broken pipe message.

Still trying to sort this out. I have come across something else that I
am not sure about. If I run ck-list-sessions I get


Session1:
unix-user = '1000'
realname = '(null)'
seat = 'Seat2'
session-type = '
active = FALSE
x11-display = ':0.0'
x11-display-device = '
display-device = '
remote-host-name = '
is-local = TRUE
on-since = '2012-02-06T23:31:15.440354Z'
login-session-id = '1'

There is nothing being shown in display-device. From what I have seen on
the message boards and other things through google most seem to show
something in there. I am using slim, openbox and .xinitrc could this
maybe be the cause? I have seen people mention with it empty means
console-kit broke on boot, but I could be reading about that incorrectly.


Thanks everyone.
 

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