Gutsy crashes constantly with nVidia restricted mode driver

Bug #152523 reported by Exquisite Dead Guy on 2007-10-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Fresh install on an AMD64 with an onboard nvidia 6100. As soon as the restricted mode driver is installed, the machine works and looks great except after about 5 minutes of use the screen fills with garbage and it locks hard- num lock light no longer toggles. I don't believe it's defective hardware as I've run a memtest and have used the same hardware with Windows XP for a year with no issues.

It's very frustrating for this new ubuntu convert as the non-restricted mode driver can't display a refresh rate that's compatible with my monitor.

I'd appreciate any help you can give!

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hi ben-forlent,

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? (ISOs are available from

If it remains an issue, could you also attach a new /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
Thanks in advance.

The output of lspci -vvnn would also be worth having.

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22:
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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