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#1 2013-08-12 23:17:35

king.flasher.dave
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Xorg freezes, video lags, high log output (linux,xorg-server,nvidia)

Hey,

It seems the up-to-date system doesn't work for my Laptop anymore. Wasn't too sure where to post this, as I couldn't test this anywhere else yet.
I experience extreme lags in Xorg (apparently due to high log output to Xorg.0.log as mentioned here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 9#p1305939 ). These lags seem to be related to Xorg, the linux kernel and maybe something else I haven't found yet.
Concerning the hardware: Dell XPS 1340 with:

00:00.0 Host bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b2)
00:03.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.2 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)
00:03.3 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.5 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)
00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
00:06.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
00:06.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
00:08.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)
00:0b.0 SATA controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller (rev b1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
01:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:07.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:07.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:07.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98M [GeForce 9200M GS] (rev a1)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C79 [GeForce 9400M G] (rev b1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

I tested the up-to-date nvidia and nouveau drivers, to no avail. They both spam Xorg.0.log as soon as I watch a video, move a window or do something similiar "hi-res" in Gnome, leading to lags in all applications and X itself until it dies from high CPU usage + high chip temperature.
So I started downgrading my system.
I tested linux 3.9.9 but that didn't do the trick.

Currently I'm on linux 3.8.8-2, nvidia 313.30-5 and xorg-server 1.13.3-1, xf86-input-evdev 2.7.3-2 and xf86-input-wacom 0.20.0-1. This seems to be stable so far, the extreme X log output persists though, as soon as an external monitor is plugged in:

...
[   234.963] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (DELL2407WFPHC (DFP-1)) does not support NVIDIA 3D
[   234.963] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     Vision stereo.
[   234.963] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[   234.963] (**) NVIDIA(0):     device DELL2407WFPHC (DFP-1) (Using EDID frequencies has
[   234.963] (**) NVIDIA(0):     been enabled on all display devices.)
...

I tried nvidia drivers with and without my xorg.conf.d snippets, but that didn't change anything.
I'm kinda clueless... which package is the odd one out? All of them? At this point I wouldn't even know where to file a bug report.

I've been away for a couple of months and didn't upgrade the system too often in between, but this behavior is really odd.
Any ideas/ help would be highly appreciated!


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#2 2013-08-13 18:15:08

king.flasher.dave
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From: Berlin
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Re: Xorg freezes, video lags, high log output (linux,xorg-server,nvidia)

Okay... I can definitely revise my statement about the Xorg.0.log. It has been the same since yesterday... so the spamming is gone!
I'd really like to find out if this is a linux kernel or a direct Xorg problem (of version 1.14 and above).


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#3 2013-08-27 21:37:38

hpstg
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Re: Xorg freezes, video lags, high log output (linux,xorg-server,nvidia)

Here it is VERY laggy, on 308-44, with a 7900GT 256MB. Gnome-Shell is almost unusable. Long pauses, freezes, etc.

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#4 2013-08-27 22:24:19

Pse
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Re: Xorg freezes, video lags, high log output (linux,xorg-server,nvidia)

To rule out the nvidia drivers, temporarily switch to vesa or nouveau.

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#5 2013-08-28 15:46:58

hpstg
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Re: Xorg freezes, video lags, high log output (linux,xorg-server,nvidia)

My card is a 7900GT 256 MB. In Gnome-Shell I have long pauses, and laggy cursor almost at random, and Xorg gets some crazy CPU usage (Core i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz, 16GB RAM). The thing is that this is done with both nvidia-304xx and nouveau.

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