nouveau video driver crashing X. Total freeze of computer 14.04.1

Bug #1378881 reported by Nathaniel Homier on 2014-10-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

14.04.1 crashes. I suspect the nouveau video driver. Can not use bug report from within problem computer as it freezes very quickly after login. Video display freezes first with visual corruption followed by keyboard. Mouse works for about 10 to 20 seconds more then stops working. Final stage the keyboard lights start flashing. Hard reset required.

14.04.1 with all updates applied as of October 8th, 2014.
Using nouveau video driver
Nvidia 8800GT card

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)

Switching to the 331.38 proprietary drivers from Nvidia seems to have stopped the crashes. However this is not a long term solution as I prefer free software and it pains me greatly to have to use non-free software. I hope you can help me to use free software only.

Nvidia driver 331.38 works for me. No crashes

Nouveau driver does not work.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
umbr4 (umbr4) wrote :

I am also affected by this bug and switching to proprietary driver also solves the crash. GPU gtx 550 Ti.

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