Debian Bug report logs - #541681
nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors

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Package: nvidia-glx; Maintainer for nvidia-glx is Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for nvidia-glx is src:nvidia-graphics-drivers.

Reported by: Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>

Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:42:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: moreinfo

Found in version extremetuxracer/0.4-2

Done: Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package extremetuxracer. (Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: extremetuxracer: Black screen - extreme tux racer freezes the screen
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 16:40:21 +0200
Package: extremetuxracer
Version: 0.4-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable


If I try to star etracer I get a black screen. The desktop is frozen. 
I  must restart the X-server again to do anything. 
Maybe the problem is in the 3D-acceleration.
My graphic card is a nvidia GeForce 6200.
I use the following nvidia package
nvidia-glx					install
nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-1-amd64			install
nvidia-kernel-common				install
nvidia-kernel-source				install
nvidia-xconfig					install

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages extremetuxracer depends on:
ii  extremetuxracer-data   0.4-2             data files for the game Extreme Tu
ii  libc6                  2.9-23            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-5           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.1-1         GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl 7.0.3-7           A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1] 7.5-3             The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  libice6                2:1.0.5-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.38-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libsdl-mixer1.2        1.2.8-6           mixer library for Simple DirectMed
ii  libsdl1.2debian        1.2.13-4+b1       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.0-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.1-1           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6                 2:1.2.1-2         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxmu6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.5-3         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  tcl8.5                 8.5.7-1           Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.3.3.dfsg-15 compression library - runtime

extremetuxracer recommends no packages.

extremetuxracer suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package extremetuxracer. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
To: Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>, 541681@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: extremetuxracer: Black screen - extreme tux racer freezes the screen
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:17:40 +0100
On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 04:40:21PM +0200, Stefano Simonucci wrote:
> If I try to star etracer I get a black screen. The desktop is frozen. 
> I  must restart the X-server again to do anything. 

Hi Stefano,

Does the "einstein" package do the same when run in full-screen
mode?

Any error messages on your monitor (if it has a status panel
separate to the screen)?

I have this with several full-screen games, combined with a
GeForce 6600, LG LCD monitor and the Nvidia driver.  The card is
auto-detecting a video mode that my monitor doesn't support,
chosing 800x600 with too high a refresh rate, and the monitor's
protection mechanism ignores the input signal.
I haven't looked in to whether the fault is in the card, the
monitor or the driver.

Full-screen games that are in a different size than 800x600 work
fine for me.  Does that match what's happening for you?

Regards,
Steve




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package extremetuxracer. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
To: Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>
Cc: 541681@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: extremetuxracer: Black screen - extreme tux racer freezes the screen
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:45:31 +0100
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 08:35:32AM +0200, Stefano Simonucci wrote:
> I have tested your suggestions. Effectively the games run in window mode
> for various screen resolution. In full-screen mode the video resolution
> 800x600 freezes the screen, while the 1024x768 resolution is perfectly
> running. I believe that you have understood the root of the problem.

Hi Stefano,

Please try adding
    Option         "ModeValidation" "NoXServerModes"
to the Screen section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

It's an Nvidia-only option documented in
    /usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx/README.txt.gz


(Please keep the Debian bug CC'd in replies)

Regards,
Steve




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package extremetuxracer. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:06:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:06:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>
To: Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
Cc: 541681@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: extremetuxracer: Black screen - extreme tux racer freezes the screen
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:57:29 +0200
On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 13:45 +0100, Steve Cotton wrote:
> Hi Stefano,
> 
> Please try adding
>     Option         "ModeValidation" "NoXServerModes"
> to the Screen section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> 
> It's an Nvidia-only option documented in
>     /usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx/README.txt.gz
> 
> 
> (Please keep the Debian bug CC'd in replies)
> 
> Regards,
> Steve


OK. This solution too is working.
Thank you
    Stefano





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package extremetuxracer. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:30:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:30:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #25 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
To: control@bugs.debian.org, 541681@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug #541681 nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:15:20 +0100
package extreme-tuxracer
retitle 541681 nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors
severity 541681 important
reassign 541681 nvidia-glx
thanks

Transferring to the nvidia-glx package, I think they're the best
people to decide what to do with the bug.  The documentation for
NoXServerModes suggests that there is a misleading mode list
hardcoded in to Xorg's code, but the Nvidia code is the bit that's
deciding to use it.

Stefano is seeing this with (I assume) the Debianized package.
I'm happy to add debug too, but my own system is running a
straight-from-Nvidia driver (version 180.51).

Regards,
Steve




Changed Bug title to 'nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors' from 'extremetuxracer: Black screen - extreme tux racer freezes the screen' Request was from Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:36:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'important' from 'grave' Request was from Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:36:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'extremetuxracer' to 'nvidia-glx'. Request was from Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:36:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package nvidia-glx. (Sat, 15 May 2010 16:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 15 May 2010 16:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #36 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>
To: 541681@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 18:36:18 +0200
On Sunday, 23. August 2009 16:15:20 Steve Cotton wrote:
> Transferring to the nvidia-glx package, I think they're the best
> people to decide what to do with the bug.  The documentation for
...
> Stefano is seeing this with (I assume) the Debianized package.
> I'm happy to add debug too, but my own system is running a
> straight-from-Nvidia driver (version 180.51).

Is this problem still present with the current versions of X.Org and the 
NVIDIA driver? 195.36.24-1 entered testing yesterday.


Andreas




Added tag(s) moreinfo. Request was from Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 15 May 2010 17:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#541681; Package nvidia-glx. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #43 received at 541681@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>
To: 541681@bugs.debian.org, 541681-submitter@bugs.debian.org, Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>, Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>
Subject: Re: nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:09:35 +0200
On Sunday, 23. August 2009 16:15:20 Steve Cotton wrote:
> Transferring to the nvidia-glx package, I think they're the best
> people to decide what to do with the bug.  The documentation for

...

> Stefano is seeing this with (I assume) the Debianized package.
> I'm happy to add debug too, but my own system is running a
> straight-from-Nvidia driver (version 180.51).

Is this problem still present with the current versions of X.Org and the
NVIDIA driver? 195.36.31-2 entered unstable yesterday.


Andreas






Message sent on to Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>:
Bug#541681. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci@tin.it>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #51 received at 541681-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>
To: 541681-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: nvidia: 800x600 uses too high a refresh rate for LCD monitors
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:43:39 +0100
On Wednesday, 25. August 2010 06:09:35 Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On Sunday, 23. August 2009 16:15:20 Steve Cotton wrote:
> > Transferring to the nvidia-glx package, I think they're the best
> > people to decide what to do with the bug.  The documentation for
>
> ...
>
> > Stefano is seeing this with (I assume) the Debianized package.
> > I'm happy to add debug too, but my own system is running a
> > straight-from-Nvidia driver (version 180.51).
>
> Is this problem still present with the current versions of X.Org and the
> NVIDIA driver? 195.36.31-2 entered unstable yesterday.

Since we haven't heard from the submitter since we asked for more information 
a few months ago, I assume the problem does no longer exist and I'm closing 
this report now.
If the problem is still reproducible with current driver versions (195.36.31-6 
in testing/unstable or 260.19.21-1 in experimental), feel free to reopen this 
bug report.


Andreas




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 Dec 2010 07:36:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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