• Desktop freezes - nouveau (nvidia)


    If you’re suffering from desktop freezes and you’re using the nouveau (free nvidia) graphics driver, there’s a bug that could be the culprit.

    When your desktop freezes, try to log in using ssh and run dmesg (or grab the logs with journalctl) and check for this line:

    nouveau: PFIFO still angry after 101 spins, halt

    Here’s the description of this bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87244
    Until the fix reaches the kernel, you have to solutions:

    • Use the linux-lts kernel
    • Use the nvidia proprietary driver


  • Hi,

    I’m not experiencing this bug anymore with the latest kernel (3.19.2). Will leave it here just in case.


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