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#1 2010-08-03 13:28:39

lenk
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nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Hi, I've got 240gt. After upgrading to nvidia 256.44-1, I got lots of hard freeze. Its a prerelease driver but for some unknown reason its not in the testing repo. 256.35 is fine. Beware.

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#2 2010-08-03 13:38:55

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

The nVidia website shows 256.44 as a certified driver. http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-disp … river.html I can't see any mention of it being a pre-release. Where is it documented as a pre-release driver?

I have been running it for a couple of hours or so with no issues. I am using an older 8600GT though.

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#3 2010-08-03 13:42:45

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

You should file a bug report if you have a problem. The devs don't check the forums for that stuff.

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#4 2010-08-03 13:48:51

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

.:B:. wrote:

You should file a bug report if you have a problem. The devs don't check the forums for that stuff.

Also, [Testing] is, well... [Testing], you know?

Wha?

256.44-1 is in [Stable], B.  That being said it seems fine here for the 15 minutes or so that I've been using it.

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#5 2010-08-03 14:28:46

lenk
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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

From nvidia forum:

Current releases
Current official release: 256.35 (x86 / x86_64)
Current prerelease: 256.44
OpenGL 4.1 developer preview: 256.38.02

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#6 2010-08-03 14:30:37

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

:B: - I said its *not in testing. Will bug when I have time.

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#7 2010-08-03 15:14:26

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

My bad, misread your post. A bit bizarre to see a prerelease in stable indeed, devs must be pretty sure it's gonna make it to release without modifications then.


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#8 2010-08-03 15:59:33

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

lenk wrote:

Hi, I've got 240gt. After upgrading to nvidia 256.44-1, I got lots of hard freeze. Its a prerelease driver but for some unknown reason its not in the testing repo. 256.35 is fine. Beware.

i got tha very same card. are u planning on sticking with the driver or have you downgraded already?


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#9 2010-08-03 16:00:44

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

.:B:. wrote:

My bad, misread your post. A bit bizarre to see a prerelease in stable indeed, devs must be pretty sure it's gonna make it to release without modifications then.

i guess it was used because we will have 2.6.35 kernel shortly and the maintainer didn't wanted to maintain 2 different versions(or to patch)


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#10 2010-08-03 16:58:51

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

I don't seem to be experiencing any issues with said new driver in either e17 or kde4.4.

Perhaps this is a video card vs driver issue that affects certain cards? For what it's worth, I have the Nvidia Geforce 210.


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#11 2010-08-03 20:53:22

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

I'm using an old Geforce 6600, and these drivers are working fine.   I've had them installed for a few hours and compiz hasn't had any problems.  If you go to nvidia's website and locate the drivers, the 44s are what they are pushing as current, regardless of what a post on their forum says.  They're labeled Certified, and they come up by default.

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#12 2010-08-04 09:25:05

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

lenk wrote:

From nvidia forum:

Current releases
Current official release: 256.35 (x86 / x86_64)
Current prerelease: 256.44
OpenGL 4.1 developer preview: 256.38.02

The official nvidia download site claims otherwise: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/linux-di … er-uk.html. It has been released on August 2. All beta/non-beta considerations aside, it works perfect on my Nvidia Geforce 210.

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#13 2010-08-04 11:19:10

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

This one is worse than .35 here with a gtx470.....X now occasionally turns into a black screen and hard freezes my pc. Nothing seems to trigger it and nothing in log files either. I'm still unable to switch from X to the virtual text consoles with ctrl+alt+f1-6 keys, it hard freezes my pc immediately (This did not happen with the older Nvidia gtx200 series).

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#14 2010-08-04 12:16:15

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Nvidia GTS 360m 1g  on 256.35 excellent  ---THEN----- I upgraded to 256.44 and my world has fallen about what a nightmare, lock my system up competely with in 4 mins...

all the time every time...

I'm having a bit of a headache trying to find out how to now upgrade from 195 to 256.35 through I.E x-swat ppa or  so when I hit the update button it shows me to upgrade to 256.35 not 256.44 or install it manually but when I hit updates it shows it wants to update to 256.44.. as my system was before I updated to 256.44.

can anyone give me a step by step detailed guide as I have installed 256.35 manually and when I login its great but when I restart the drivers are missed up or not there I.E in hardware drivers and no X setting in the menu  and my graphic are in failsafe...

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#15 2010-08-04 15:36:53

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Working fine on my 480gtx's.Just got done with a few hours sweep on Wow.And ran Crysis to stress it no issues.

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#16 2010-08-04 15:41:46

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

jwwolf wrote:

Working fine on my 480gtx's.Just got done with a few hours sweep on Wow.And ran Crysis to stress it no issues.

Works great on my GTX260 here.

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#17 2010-08-04 15:47:18

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

I have the same problem
Nvidia GT 335M

X is freeze
I use ssh login, Xorg use CPU 100%, and can't kill

In Xorg log i found

[  1205.324] (WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x00008944, 0x0000a73c)
[  1212.324] (WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (1, 6, 0x8000, 0x00008944, 0x0000a73c)

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#18 2010-08-04 16:05:42

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Works great here. No hard freezes. Nvidia GT 330M, and this version solves the blank screen issue on some laptops (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthr … 482&page=8).

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#19 2010-08-04 17:02:30

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

haha well this is all messed up, works on 330 but not 335 nor 360. so what should I do, or more to  the point, is Mr/Mrs pro able to hold my hand and guide me through this mess of put .35 back on my system.

As I have install .44 five times and dont want to install it again to make sure I not some else. It's clearly to me 256.44...

SO were should I start in to getting my system to dance with 256.35

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#20 2010-08-04 19:46:57

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

phazixc wrote:

haha well this is all messed up, works on 330 but not 335 nor 360. so what should I do, or more to  the point, is Mr/Mrs pro able to hold my hand and guide me through this mess of put .35 back on my system.

As I have install .44 five times and dont want to install it again to make sure I not some else. It's clearly to me 256.44...

SO were should I start in to getting my system to dance with 256.35


I won't hold your hand (nor will many others on this forum I think) but I can tell you to search our wiki for "downgrade" or "downgrade apps" or similar.  That will bring up a page that will show you how to downgrade things in a fairly consistent way so if you ever have this problem again you can fix it. I also suggest you read about how to get pacman to ignore packages so that it will not upgrade your video driver again until a stable driver is available for you.


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#21 2010-08-05 18:29:21

phazixc
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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

right ok thanks ill check that out.. thanks

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#22 2010-08-05 23:39:53

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

GT 240. Downgrading to 265.35 fixed my lock ups.

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#23 2010-08-06 15:42:24

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Same problem and same solution with a geforce 240 GT. I've downgraded to 256.35 and everything is ok.

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#24 2010-08-06 15:44:15

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

someone should report on our bugtracker to take action


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#25 2010-08-06 19:14:23

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Re: nvidia 256.44-1 warning!

Contrary to other reports here, I've had no problems at all with my 360M in KDE 4.4.5.  The only caveat is that I tend to keep compositing turned off.  I think I've been on the new driver for almost two full days now and I've been doing nothing but work lately, so I've been on this thing about 16 hours / day.

This is purely casual observation, but from looking at Conky it seems like the GPU stays at full clock much more than with the previous driver.  Perhaps others are experiencing heat issues with this driver.

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