System freeze/hangs after installing nvidia driver

Asked by Gizmo on 2007-10-31


I previously had a problem with gutsy, where my programs were closing suddenly if visual effect was enabled, (

After installing nvidia driver as per above link using Envy it is now working well, but another problem has appeared.

"My System Freezes or Hangs every now and than"

Can anyone help?

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

thanks for your question. You can do this command on a shell please:

dmesg | grep nvidia

post the result. Thanks

Gizmo (dongheon-lee) said : #2


I have run the command as you mentioned and the result were;

dongheon@dongheon-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep nvidia
[ 53.320939] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.

P.S. sorry for late response

Gizmo (dongheon-lee) said : #3

Hi Massimo Forti

I think the problem has been solved.
my system has not yet been hang.

thanks again

GoJa (ubuntu-cjsquare) said : #4

I am running 7.04 with a nVidia 8300 GS.

I used envy to install/upgrade my video drivers. With a little fussing things seemed to be working except lspci reported unknown hardware for my video board. I found a post that said to do sudo update-pciids. This fixed the lspci problem but now my system would not shutdown. It appeared to do all the normal things but the power would never go off. I'd have to hold in the power switch for 5 to 10 seconds. Searching the database I found this bug report:
One of the suggestions said to remove the word splash from the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst. This worked for me, now I can shutdown cleanly.

Short version:
shutdown worked after envy install of nvidia drivers
running update-pciids caused shutdown to fail
editing menu.lst fixed the problem