I have been experiencing lockups when I install the nvidia graphics driver. I have installed the driver using the PBI file (nVidiaDriver8762-1.11-PV02.pbi
) and have tried uninstalling that and installing the nvidia driver via ports. The problem has occurred when I installed PC-BSD 1 and now with 1.2.
Each time that I install the driver the system boots up OK and the nvidia splash screen comes up. The system quickly locks up when I start to use applications (e.g. thunderbird or Firefox). I assume that the x windows system locks as I can still SSH into the machine from somewhere else. Sitting at the machine, it locks up so that I cannot even take down the window manager using Ctrl
I have the same machine boot to windows and linux (Ubuntu). I do not have the same problems in Linux that I am having in PC-BSD but I would prefer to use PC-BSD if I can get the graphics card working to its full potential.
I have reverted to the backed up XF86Config
file and the system is stable again.
Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks in advance, Graeme
Have disabled fastwrite and reduced AGP to x2 in system bios and have noticed a dramatic improvement in stability. There is the occaisonal lockup but nowhere near as frequently. I have experienced a unprompted reboot when using an Open GL application (foobilliard).
Followed the advice at the following site.
GL applications now exit without rebooting the machine. Will monitor lockups but could open and use thunderbird without crashing (which is a good sign).
No lockups since I patched and complied the driver. That's a couple of weeks at least.