updating the nvidia drivers after this release (295.53-1) results in periodic total system hangs running KDE. No CTRL-ALT-F1, no system logs. Rolling back the driver sorts the problem. Any ideas please, extra info required?
Edit: no obvious task being carried out on hanging
Edit 2: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO, proprietary drivers
Last edited by chsims1 (2012-10-24 19:00:00)
check your Xorg.0.log for errors.
There is nothing to show in the log files including Xorg.0.log
I don't know if it is related, but I had a couple of freezes with latest NVidia driver (GT218 [GeForce 210]) on x86_64 as of a few days ago. Had to ssh from another computer to reboot. Removed nvidia and reinstalled nouveau to check if it will be more stable. I don't use any 3D stuff.
KDE 4.9.2 + Linux 3.6.0 + nvidia 304.51-2 with a GeForce 9600M GS and everything is working fine since yesterday.
But random total system hangs since years ago in Linux and Windows and i think nvidia drivers are the cause. The screen shows sometimes pink dots when system hangs.
ok, just for clarification, this was a failing motherboard problem