[kde-linux] KDE 3.4.1 + X.org 6.8.2 + GeForce MX 4400 + nVidia modules = freeze... but not always!

Marcin 'golish' Goliszewski golish at niente.eu.org
Wed Sep 21 11:37:50 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 21 of September 2005 12:58, Jason Ahrens wrote:
> There was something very similar to this awhile back. I have not
> tried any newer nVidia driver since this came up, and I experienced
> the same problem (kde freezing upon startup, not even drawing the
> full splash properly)
> The going theory is that it was a conflict between nVidia cards, and
> some advanced feature the driver was trying to do with certain
> hardware combinations.
> Here are some links to various bug descriptions. If anyone might know
> different information, an update is appreciated:
> http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-linux&m=111152930532715&w=2
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86322
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97766

Right, this indeed sounds very similar. But there is one slight (but, I 
think, crucial) difference: I have a perfectly usable configuration on 
one of the accounts. I experience no problem when logging in as my 
self, no crashes, no freezes - everything is completely fine. This is 
what makes me think that it's a user-KDE-config problem. Maybe the 
default KDE configuration uses some advanced graphic functions which I 
have turned off (and forgot about it)? If so, where should I look for 
such options?

Also - please take a while to look at the strace's log. It's quite 
interesting - it shows that some process is waiting in an infinite 
select() for the Xserver's response (i.e. it tries to 
read /tmp/.X11-unix/X1) but fails to get it. Maybe this is the right 
way to start looking for the problem? Unfortunately my knowledge about 
KDE is to small to interpret this situation properly.

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