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VMWare crashes with 3D Accel on latest PPA nvidia driver

Reported by balmy_fool on 2011-01-28
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: nvidia-current

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 build-324285 on Ubuntu Maverick. I use the nvidia-current driver from the x-updates ppa. I'm using a "nVidia Corporation G96 [Quadro FX 580] (rev a1)" video card, according to lspci.

I recently rebooted my computer to take a kernel update. Upon restart, running 2.6.35-25-generic, VMWare would freeze the entire computer just after I typed in my username and password into my Windows 7 VM.

I returned to 2.6.35-24-generic, and VMWare crashed at the same place, but instead threw an error. I have attached the error log.

I then disabled 3D rendering for the VM, and after a reboot (into 2.6.35-25) was able to successfully log in to my VM.

It appears that the most likely culprit is the update to the nvidia drivers that I took from the x-updates ppa recently. I could confirm this if the previous driver were provided to me.

:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

:~$ apt-cache policy nvidia-current
nvidia-current:
  Installed: 270.18-0ubuntu1~maverick~xup1
  Candidate: 270.18-0ubuntu1~maverick~xup1
  Version table:
 *** 270.18-0ubuntu1~maverick~xup1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/ maverick/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     260.19.06-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted amd64 Packages

balmy_fool (balmy-fool) wrote :
balmy_fool (balmy-fool) wrote :

I can confirm that reverting to an earlier nvidia driver allows me to successfully re-enable 3d acceleration for the VM.

:~$ apt-cache policy nvidia-current
nvidia-current:
  Installed: 260.19.06-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 270.18-0ubuntu1~maverick~xup1
  Version table:
     270.18-0ubuntu1~maverick~xup1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/ maverick/main amd64 Packages
 *** 260.19.06-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

DavidGuest (owmtia) wrote :

I have had the same problem vmware-player with 3d acceleration enabled and the nvidia-current 270.18 using x-updates ppa

I have a dell e6410 with nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M]

I have reverted the nvidia package to 260.19 allowed me access to my vm with acceleration.

bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-01-29
tags: added: maverick
balmy_fool (balmy-fool) wrote :

This is fixed with VMware Workstation Release 7.1.4:

"When the latest NVIDIA 270.x drivers are installed on a Linux host system, users could not run virtual machines with 3D acceleration enabled."

https://www.vmware.com/support/ws71/doc/releasenotes_ws714.html

bugbot (bugbot) wrote :

Hey balmy_fool,

Hi, have you had a chance to test if this bug is still present in natty?

If it does (and if you're the original reporter), please boot into natty
and run the command:

  apport-collect <bug-number>

which will update the bug with fresh logs and tag the bug as affecting
natty. (It is best to run this right after reproducing the problem.)

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
bugbot (bugbot) 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 nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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