X freezing occasionally

walt w41ter at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 18:41:57 PDT 2010

On 08/07/2010 05:51 PM, Younes Manton wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM, walt<w41ter at gmail.com>  wrote:

>> This freezing problem happened once yesterday for the first time, and
>> (so far) only once today, so it's not easy to reproduce.

>> Kernel is today's Linus.git with its (unmodified) nouveau support.
>> x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau-0.0.16_pre20100615 (gentoo linux)
>> x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-2.4.0
>> x11-libs/libdrm-2.4.21
>> x11-base/xorg-server-1.7.7-r1

> If you're running an NV50 class card it's likely one of two known bugs
> in Nouveau and not your software environment. Look for something like
> the following in your log:
> [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Detected an NV50 generation card (0x########)

Oops, I forgot to mention the hardware, sorry.  It's actually older than
that.  I rescued the video card from the trashcan beside my brother-in-law's
gaming machine over a year ago :)

nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] rev 161

I just thought of a few more experiments I can do to narrow down the diagnosis.

Thanks for your quick reply.

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