The system often just freezes up without any warning, it doesn't gradually start getting slower or something like that, and every time I look the avarage system load is below 20% (usually not even 10%).
When looking at
dmesg, there's one thing that always seems to come back though. The message
composite sync not supported. These freezes are getiing indredibly annoying as I always lose all my work I haven't saved yet, and the last time it froze up happened while I was saving something (I don't think I need to tell you that that file was gone).
Can annyone give me any pointers (and hopefully solutions as well), to where this problem lies? If you've found something that might be the cause, but you don't know how to fix it, just put it in the comments, please. That way I can do a bit of research myself maybe.
... And I thought there was a
kernel.log file in
/var/log, but apparently I was wrong.
This is the output taken right after closing VVVVVV (a game).
I found out 2 things today that both point to the same thing... The
dmesg is full of Nouveau errors, and games lag like hell, and some don't start at all. The conclusion is that it refuses to use the NVidia drivers.
Help on getting them to work would be nice as well. More info on that: http://askubuntu.com/a/83995/18953
nomodeset to my kernel line in GRUB I'm stuck with a small screen resolution, limited amount of colours (gradients look like crap), the screen becomes laggy, but the errors don't crop up anymore in
dmesg. I've experienced no freezes with this parameter added, but I haven't worked longer than 10 minutes with
nomodeset because making mindmaps on a small resolution is annoying.
My graphic card is an NVidia Quadro NVS 110M.
robin@robin-Latitude-D620:~$ lspci | grep -i vga 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1) robin@robin-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo lshw -class display [sudo] password for robin: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] vendor: nVidia Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:ed000000-edffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee000000-eeffffff memory:ef000000-ef01ffff
What I did to install the NVidia drivers
nvidia-current with Jockey, removed it again (had to try 2 times, first time failed), added a PPA for a newer version, installed
nvidia-current again (this time with the terminal), rebooted.