Random reload on NVIDIA Driver Switch

Bug #255883 reported by Darius Regnier on 2008-08-07
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Upon switching from NVIDIA driver (nonfree) 173 to 173 (or vice-versa), the gnome-panel dissapears, my network connection is lost, and the login sound plays. See bug #255461 for further information (this bug was closed and declared fixed, but I seem to be the only one still experiencing this issue)

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

The fact that gnome-panel disappears is something I can't reproduce and maybe is some residue of #255461. Maybe removing some Gnome hidden directory/files can help.

When a new driver is installed, Network manager says that it disconnected and then reconnected to the Internet and the login sound plays. I have noticed that when this happens (i.e. when DKMS modprobes the nvidia module) udev uses something like 80% of the CPU (according to top).

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-173:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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