[needs noaccel quirk] Ubuntu 10.4 freezes on x-server start with Geforce 3 TI200

Bug #544088 reported by Jacek Zmudzki
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

The System Freezes when before switching from Boot splash to X-Server.
I can hear the Startup-Sound but I have no Mouse-pointer Ctrl-Alt-F1 and Ctrl-Alt-Del don't work.
My System runs Ubuntu 10.4 standard installation with all Updates before March 22.
Graphics Card is a Gainward GeForce 3 TI 200 (NV20) with 128 Mb RAM.
Changing the Graphics Card solves the Problem.

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hi Jacek,

Please attach the output of `lspci -vvnn` and `dmesg`, and attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log (and maybe Xorg.0.log.old) file from after reproducing this issue. If you're using a custom /etc/X11/xorg.conf please attach that as well.

[This is an automated message. Apologies if it has reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]

tags: added: needs-xorglog
tags: added: needs-lspci-vvnn
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

messages

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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

xorg log

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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

kern.log

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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

Hmm
I can't open a shell to get the lspci output.
I tried the Recovery Mode in the GRUB menu. I ended up with a Cursor in the left upper corner.
The Recovery-Mode works with my other Graphics-Card (Geforce 6200).
Perhaps this bug is Kernel related after all.

Bryce Harrington (bryce)
tags: removed: needs-xorglog
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Robert Hooker (sarvatt) wrote :

Can you please boot the system in a way it fails, then restart it in safe graphics mode and run apport-collect 544088 to attach the logs? That way it will include the old logs with the failure in it so we can try to troubleshoot it more.

affects: nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)
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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

After the latest updates I can boot to Recovery Menu.
How can I start the safe graphics mode? I Can't find it nowhere.
I tried to run apport-collect 544088 in text-mode root-shell but I can't login to launchpad in w3m.
The continue Button is not selectable, only cancel. Perhaps it needs Javascript.

Bryce Harrington (bryce)
tags: removed: needs-lspci-vvnn
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Andrew Stewart (stewart-andrew-j) wrote :

Exact same problem with a GeForce3 Ti 500. Cannot get past boot splash with nouveau driver. Works with nvidia-96 installed via jockey-text.

@Jacek, when you enter recovery mode and get the list of options do not choose to continue with normal boot. I think that is why you get the blinking cursor (same for me). Instead select root shell or root shell + networking.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

It would be useful to know if nouveau boots your system with acceleration disabled. Could you please try booting adding the “nouveau.noaccel=1” option to your boot line? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/Nouveau#Disable%20acceleration has details if you're unsure how to do this.

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Andrew Stewart (stewart-andrew-j) wrote :

Boot successful when adding "nouveau.noaccel=1" manually to boot line in grub. The splash image flashes for a second, but screen is mostly black before gdm loads. I can then log in and use desktop with no apparent problems.

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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

There's a shiny new test kernel available in the xorg-edgers/nouveau PPA, here: http://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/nouveau

It contains a quirk to disable acceleration for your cards. Could you please install this kernel, and check that you can successfully boot without any additional kernel options? Thanks.

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Jacek Zmudzki (jacek-zmudzki) wrote :

I installed the Kernel from the nouveau PPA.
X starts now. I got no boot-splash but I assume that's ok.

Thank You!

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opti545 (opti545) wrote :
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 have a prob... every time I try to activate my geforce 9800m on my lap it says could not be activated check on /var/log/jockey.log any fixes to it?? I read the log and it says this
2010-04-11 08:30:49,178 DEBUG: Updating repository indexes...
2010-04-11 08:31:35,887 DEBUG: ... success
2010-04-11 08:34:00,314 DEBUG: updating <jockey.detection.LocalKernelModulesDriverDB instance at 0xa20cfcc>
2010-04-11 08:34:00,318 DEBUG: reading modalias file /lib/modules/2.6.32-19-generic/modules.alias
2010-04-11 08:34:00,506 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/bcmwl
2010-04-11 08:34:00,516 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/disable-upstream-nvidia
2010-04-11 08:34:00,554 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/fglrx-modules.alias.override
2010-04-11 08:34:00,555 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/nvidia-173
2010-04-11 08:34:00,563 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/nvidia-96
2010-04-11 08:34:00,565 DEBUG: reading modalias file /usr/share/jockey/modaliases/nvidia-current
2010-04-11 08:34:00,568 WARNING: Could not open DriverDB cache /var/cache/jockey/driverdb-OpenPrintingDriverDB.cache: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/cache/jockey/driverdb-OpenPrintingDriverDB.cache'
2010-04-11 08:34:01,297 DEBUG: loading custom handler /usr/share/jockey/handlers/madwifi.py
2010-04-11 08:34:01,342 WARNING: modinfo for module ath_pci failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module ath_pci

2010-04-11 08:34:01,343 DEBUG: Instantiated Handler subclass __builtin__.MadwifiHandler from name MadwifiHandler
2010-04-11 08:34:01,343 DEBUG: Alternate Atheros "madwifi" driver availability undetermined, adding to pool
2010-04-11 08:34:01,344 DEBUG: loading custom handler /usr/share/jockey/handlers/fglrx.py
2010-04-11 08:34:01,387 WARNING: modinfo for module fglrx failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module fglrx

2010-04-11 08:34:01,388 DEBUG: Instantiated Handler subclass __builtin__.FglrxDriver from name FglrxDriver
2010-04-11 08:34:01,416 DEBUG: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver availability undetermined, adding to pool
2010-04-11 08:34:01,416 DEBUG: loading custom handler /usr/share/jockey/handlers/sl_modem.py
2010-04-11 08:34:01,437 DEBUG: Instantiated Handler subclass __builtin__.SlModem from name SlModem
2010-04-11 08:34:01,487 DEBUG: Software modem not available
2010-04-11 08:34:01,487 DEBUG: loading custom handler /usr/share/jockey/handlers/dvb_usb_firmware.py
2010-04-11 08:34:01,529 DEBUG: Instantiated Handler subclass __builtin__.DvbUsbFirmwareHandler from name DvbUsbFirmwareHandler
2010-04-11 08:34:01,529 DEBUG: Firmware for DVB cards not available
2010-04-11 08:34:01,530 DEBUG: loading custom handler /usr/share/jockey/handlers/nvidia.py
2010-04-11 08:34:01,535 WARNING: modinfo for module nvidia_96 failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module nvidia_96

2010-04-11 08:34:01,535 DEBUG: Instantiated Handler subclass __builtin__.NvidiaDriver96 from name NvidiaDriver96
2010-04-11 08:34:01,541 DEBUG: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver availability undetermined, adding to pool
2010-04-11 08:34:01,544 WARNING: modinfo for module nvidia_current failed: ERR...

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Andrew Stewart (stewart-andrew-j) wrote :

@opti545, not sure why you're posting that here. It seems to have nothing at all to do with this bug. You are using neither the nouveau driver, nor the hardware in question, nor experiencing the symptoms being discussed.

Try posing you message on bug #510390 or bug #552653, which seem to pertain to the error message you're getting.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
affects: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
summary: - Ubuntu 10.4 freezes on x-server start with Geforce 3 TI200
+ [needs noaccel quirk] Ubuntu 10.4 freezes on x-server start with Geforce
+ 3 TI200
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Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

Ok, I've pulled in a bunch of Chris' patches to disable acceleration out of the box for these cards. Could those of you affected please test the kernel at the URL below and report back here. The kernels are at the URL below. Thanks:

    http://people.canonical.com/~apw/raof-nv-accel-lucid/

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.32-21.31

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linux (2.6.32-21.31) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * allow modules.builtin to be optional
  * d-i: add mpt2sas to the message-modules udeb
    - LP: #530361

  [ Christopher James Halse Rogers ]

  * SAUCE: Nouveau: Add quirk framework to disable acceleration
    - LP: #544088, #546393
  * SAUCE: Nouveau: Disable acceleration on MacBook Pros
    - LP: #546393
  * SAUCE: Nouveau: Disable acceleration on GeForce3 cards
    - LP: #544088
  * SAUCE: Nouveau: Disable acceleration on 6100 cards
    - LP: #542950

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * SAUCE: dma-mapping: Remove WARN_ON in dma_free_coherent
    - LP: #458201

  [ Surbhi Palande ]

  * SAUCE: sync before umount to reduce time taken by ext4 umount
    - LP: #543617

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * tipc: Fix oops on send prior to entering networked mode (v3)
    - CVE-2010-1187
  * KVM: x86 emulator: Add Virtual-8086 mode of emulation
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: x86 emulator: fix memory access during x86 emulation
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: x86 emulator: Check IOPL level during io instruction emulation
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: x86 emulator: Fix popf emulation
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: Fix segment descriptor loading
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: VMX: Update instruction length on intercepted BP
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: VMX: Use macros instead of hex value on cr0 initialization
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: SVM: Reset cr0 properly on vcpu reset
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: VMX: Disable unrestricted guest when EPT disabled
    - LP: #561425
  * KVM: x86: disable paravirt mmu reporting
    - LP: #561425
  * AppArmor: Fix put of unassigned ns if aa_unpack fails
  * AppArmor: Fix refcount bug when exec fails
    - LP: #562063
  * AppArmor: Take refcount on cxt->profile to ensure it remains a valid
    reference
    - LP: #367499
  * AppArmor: fix typo in scrubbing environment variable warning
    - LP: #562060
  * AppArmor: fix regression by setting default to mediate deleted files
    - LP: #562056
  * AppArmor: fix refcount order bug that can trigger during replacement
    - LP: #367499
  * AppArmor: Make sure to unmap aliases for vmalloced dfas before they are
    live
    - LP: #529288
  * AppArmor: address performance regression of replaced profile
    - LP: #549428
  * AppArmor: make the global side the correct type
    - LP: #562047
  * AppArmor: use the kernel shared workqueue to free vmalloc'ed dfas
  * sky2: add register definitions for new chips
    - LP: #537168
  * sky2: 88E8059 support
    - LP: #537168
  * net: Fix Yukon-2 Optima TCP offload setup
    - LP: #537168
  * net: Add missing TST_CFG_WRITE bits around sky2_pci_write
    - LP: #537168
  * sky2: print Optima chip name
    - LP: #537168
  * (Upstream) dell-laptop: defer dell_rfkill_update to worker thread
    - LP: #555261
  * drm/nv40: add LVDS table quirk for Dell Latitude D620
    - LP: #539730
 -- Andy Whitcroft <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:50:58 +0100

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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Andrew Stewart (stewart-andrew-j) wrote :

Confirming that bug no longer exists with kernel 2.6.32-21 from the repositories (using a GeForce 3 Ti 500). Thanks Chris and Andy for your work on this.

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Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-lucid' to 'verification-done-lucid'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-lucid
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