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Jan 31, 2011

I've recently installed Fedora 14 (x86_64) on my Alienware m15x laptop which has a NVIDIA GTX 260m onboard. Now I have followed leigh123linux's guide to installing those drivers on F14. The installation is a success and everything seems to be in working order, until the system randomly logs the user out and/or restarts the session with no warning. The screen goes black and the nvidia logo appears and then its back to the login screen again. This can happen many times with no apparent stop insight. This does not happen with the default F14 drivers that come with the installation, I have tried several re installations of the Fedora OS and several re installations of the NVIDIA driver, i still have the same problems.

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Dec 3, 2010

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Jul 1, 2010

Since I have installed fedora 13 in my system (HP pavilion 1506tx) I rtsam getting this error every time my system starts/ restarts. I don't know how to correct this error. Here is the message displayed in Automatic Bug reporting tool

------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at drivers/pci/dmar.c:647 check_zero_address+0x7d/0x191()
Hardware name: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC
Your BIOS is broken; DMAR reported at address zero!
BIOS vendor: Hewlett-Packard; Ver: F.55; Product Version: 039B140000241210100020000
Modules linked in:
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted #1
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[<c0436df5>] warn_slowpath_common+0x65/0x7c
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[<c0436e40>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x24/0x27
[<c09d92a3>] check_zero_address+0x7d/0x191
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[<c09d93c8>] detect_intel_iommu+0x11/0x69
[<c09bd888>] pci_iommu_alloc+0x8/0xa
[<c09ca721>] mem_init+0xe/0x245
[<c09b776a>] start_kernel+0x1bf/0x34b
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Feb 5, 2009

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Doing: cat /proc/drivers/nvidia/0 I get? in the VGA bios for both cards.

I disabled both SLI and PhysX in vista, but the problem persists. I powerdown and unplugged the rig for several hours without results.

Here are my specs:

CPU: Intel Q9300
Board: MSI P7N Diamond
CARD0: EVGA Gforce 8800 GTS
CARD1: EVGA Gforce 8800 GTS
RAM : 4 Gbytes OCZ gold PC6400 (4 x 1 Gbytes)
PSU : Thermaltake SLI ready 850 W

It is important to mention that initially Fedora did see the cards and I was able to set up a dual monitor system. It right was after I enable SLI and PhysX and re-booting into Linux that the problem showed up.

I have seen this issue before in another machine with an ASUS board, but not until today I associated with the SLI setup. My guess is that there has to be something that the driver is enabling in the cards that messes up the interface between the nvidia.ko module and the kernel, but I don't know what may fix it. I need this system for some numerical calculations.

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Jul 20, 2011

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Additional info.
on booting in recovery mode got following::
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I'm actually using the same computer I just reinserted the Windows drive back in after the frustrating experience. Windows has been giving me problems itself, and I really wanted to switch to Ubuntu but I need to know that this is a fluke and not the norm. I can live with this sort of thing being so uncommon I must have did something that was very strange and out of the ordinary to my computer. But if its commonplace, I want to know that too, because that's just something I can't live with.

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In the case of gedit if I try to run it from the command line as root I get the following

# gedit

(gedit:6475): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.Illegal instruction [code]....

When I try to start the services (i.e. /usr/bin/system-config-services) I get:

Mar 20 00:35:54 ##### kernel: system-config-s[6536] trap invalid opcode rip:3e18ffd008 rsp:7fffeeffdb30 error:0

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