Linux lockup

Brian Hawkins brianhks at
Mon Mar 26 16:21:26 MDT 2007

The graphics card is an MSI GeForce 7600GS, I'm using the nvidia driver 
that is part of the yum repository.  Also for information purposes I 
have an ASUS A8R32 motherboard.

Does the ShadowStatus work for nvidia cards too?


Byron Clark wrote:
> On 3/26/07, Brian Hawkins <brianhks at> wrote:
>> I've ran a memtest for over 9 hours and that is fine.  The system seems
>> to run pretty cool.  It doesn't lock up when I'm really pushing it.  The
>> lock ups tend to be random, like I'll go to click the back button while
>> surfing the internet and wham!.  It is a total lockup too.  I cannot
>> even ssh to the box from another machine when it happens.
> Just a wild guess, but what kind of video card does this computer
> have?  I've seen very similar behavior when using Savage based video
> cards.  The following line in xorg.conf fixes the problem:
> Option "ShadowStatus" "on"
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