Starting with driver version 313.30, my laptop completely locks up starting the X server. The lock up happens right when the NVIDIA splash screen is shown. It works without any problem with 313.26. I’ve tried every version of the driver that has been released since 313.26. I’ll attach the nvidia bug report log from 313.26 and what I was able to collect from the 313.30 install.
The lock-up appears to be complete. The only way I can recover is to hold down the power button for 10 seconds to shut the laptop off. The system log doesn’t contain any useful information (just garbage since the log appears to not get flushed to the disk successfully).
Distribution: Fedora 17
Kernel: Several recent ones, the latest tested being 3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64
Laptop: Samsung 700G7C
NVIDIA chip: 675M
This laptop is a little unique in that it has the 675M chip, but it is not using optimus. The NVIDIA chip is always on and wired directly to the display. That was one of the main reasons I bought this particular laptop since I bought it before optimus support was available in the NVIDIA driver. The laptop has been working with drivers all the way back to the 295 series until 313.30.
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nvidia-bug-report-313.30.log.gz (62 KB)