[G80] nvidia driver 295.40 leads to a freeze with unity 3d with GeForce 8800 GTX

Bug #986502 reported by S. Neumann on 2012-04-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After updating the nvidia driver, every boot to unity 3d leads to a freeze. I can only boot sucessfully with unity 2d.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic-pae 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] È una directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:28:09 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu4)

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Sat Apr 21 10:56:54 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-03-24 14:14:43,260 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
 NVIDIA Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTX] [10de:0191] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:039c]
InstallationMedia: Mythbuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.4)
 xorg:nvidia_current - Driver grafici accelerati NVIDIA (Proprietario, Abilitato, In uso)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - Driver grafici accelerati NVIDIA (aggiornamenti post-release) (Proprietario, Disabilitato, Non in uso)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae root=UUID=cffb102e-d4be-419a-aaa5-c46ff4cf82d3 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-24 (27 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 06/20/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: ASUS CROSSHAIR ACPI BIOS Revision 0702
dmi.board.name: CROSSHAIR
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 123456789000
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrASUSCROSSHAIRACPIBIOSRevision0702:bd06/20/2007:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnCROSSHAIR:rvr1.XX:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

S. Neumann (karatebomber) wrote :
affects: ubuntu → xorg (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Known issue; workaround is to downgrade to the .33 issue.

summary: - nvidia driver 295.40 leads to a freeze with unity 3d
+ [G80] nvidia driver 295.40 leads to a freeze with unity 3d with GeForce
+ 8800 GTX
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Emanuele Sottocorno (sotema) wrote :

Happens here on amd64 version.
Nvidia driver: nvidia-current 295.40-0ubuntu1

Emanuele Sottocorno (sotema) wrote :

@ bryce

downgrading to .33 seems to working. I'm able to log in with Unity 3d.

Same here.

I tyied with Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 AND 32 bit version.

Nvidia driver: nvidia-current 295.40-0ubuntu1

Everytime I suspend and then I return - Unity 3D freezes.
Everytime I switch user and come back - - Unity 3D freezes.

I setup Unity 2D as the default login, and everything seems to work fine.

Ubuntu 11.10 that problem didnt exist.

It can probably be some incompatibility with Unity 3D acceleration and Nvidia Driver 295.40.

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