Re: nouveau: System crashes with NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

From: Ondrej Zary
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 - 11:35:34 EST

On Saturday 17 August 2019 14:50:33 Alex Dewar wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm getting frequent system crashes (every few hours or so) and it seems
> that the nouveau driver is causing the issue (dmesg output below). I see it
> with both v5.2.8 and the v4.19 LTS kernel. Sometimes the system
> completely freezes and sometimes seemingly just the nouveau driver goes
> down. The screen freezes and colours stream across it. Often after I
> reboot the BIOS logo is mangled too until the first modeset. The crash
> seems to be happening in nv50_fb_intr() in nv50.c.
> I'm not sure if this is related, but the system now often freezes on
> suspend or resume since I switched from using the old (recently
> abandoned) proprietry NVIDIA drivers, again both with 5.2 and 4.19
> kernels. Blacklisting the nouveau driver doesn't seem to fix it however,
> though I guess the graphics card could still be causing issues in some
> other way? I never had problems with suspend and resume before.
> Any suggestions about how I could debug this further?

Is it really a software problem (does it still work fine with proprietary
These nVidia chips are known to fail and corrupt BIOS logo suggests that.

Ondrej Zary