Here's the set-up:
- 2x identical GTX460 cards
- 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080)
- 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080)
I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the
ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa repository instead. I have tried it both ways with little success, which is to say, either method works perfectly until I visit
nvidia-settings and enable the second monitor, at which point cinnamon crashes.
It will crash perpetually if attempted to restart and keep you in the fallback mode.
Using XFCE instead of Cinnamon doesn't seem to have this problem but I'm resolved to figure out what's going on.
Here's some relevant outputs:
Here's the output from
And here is output from
/home/username/.xsession-errors - it has some peculiar stuff about cinnamon breaking but I can't make sense of it.
inxi -Fxz (before NVIDIA drivers)
System: Host: minty-pc Kernel: 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z68A-D3H-B3 Bios: Award version: F11 date: 10/12/2011 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-2600K CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27138.4 Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz 5: 1600.00 MHz 6: 1600.00 MHz 7: 1600.00 MHz 8: 1600.00 MHz Graphics: Card-1: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] bus-ID: 02:00.0 X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel,nouveau Resolution: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVC4 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1: 2x NVIDIA GF104 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1 Card-2: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11.0-12-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ce00 bus-ID: 04:00.0 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Belkin F7D1101 v1 Basic Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188SU] driver: r8712u usb-ID: 050d:945a IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 624.2GB (0.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: OCZ size: 60.0GB 2: id: /dev/sdb model: OCZ size: 60.0GB 3: USB id: /dev/sdc model: Cruzer size: 4.0GB 4: id: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD5000BPVT size: 500.1GB Partition: ID: / size: 46G used: 3.9G (9%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 7.67GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 45.0,40.0 Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 200 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 776.6/5886.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
Here's what happens when I try to restart Cinnamon via
~ $ cinnamon --replace JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Sat Mar 01 2014 15:04:22 GMT-0700 (MST) JS LOG: network applet: Cannot find connection for active (or connection cannot be read) Window manager warning: Log level 6: The program 'cinnamon' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'. (Details: serial 4423 error_code 8 request_code 7 minor_code 0) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) Trace/breakpoint trap
I suppose I should mention the cards are connected with a SLI bridge though I doubt it makes any difference. I've tried switching slots the monitors were plugged in to - I'm that desperate.
I've installed the unlisted 334.21 driver from the NVIDIA site manually (amended blocklist, purged nvidia*, ran update-initramfs -u, ran driver install while in recovery mode - perhaps this is insufficient to remove all of nouveau's stuff?) and here is the latest attempt to start cinnamon:
vladdy@minty-pc ~ $ cinnamon --replace Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0". Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0". Segmentation fault