Games Crashing on Linux


I have a a Geforce 1060 3GB graphics card.

$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 3GB] (rev a1)

When I try to play any graphically intensive programs, usually video games, my computer will regularly crash. Visually it will freeze on the last frame. It will play the last 2 seconds of audio on a never ending loop. The only way to get out of this is to perform a hard shutdown by holding the power button for 10 seconds.

I have monitored my CPU while running CPU and GPU heat temps and determined that it is not hitting critical levels during crashes. I ran memtest and have determined my ram is in good shape. I suspect it is the drivers.

Certain games will crash faster then others. Dying Light will crash regularly after about 10 minutes of play time making the game unplayable. During the 10 minutes however it runs buttery smooth with no drops in frame rates or other issues.

Counter Strike Global Offensive will crash roughly three times a match, so every 30 minutes on average, but it’s more like 20 minutes.

I was able to tweak some games to crash later. In Planetary Annihilation: Titans I found I was unable to play on the larger maps for longer then 15 minutes, but smaller maps worked just fine. Upon lowering all of my graphical settings I could then play on the larger maps for about 45 minutes before a crash.

I am using the 415.25 drivers.

Please let me know if there is any more information you will need from me.


I am going to move this over to the GPU Hardware forum for better visibility. I suggest that you also post this in the Geforce forums.