[Sidefx-houdini-list] FlipBookCrash

Peter Robbinson probbins at corefa.com
Mon Dec 12 15:26:58 EST 2005

Most laptops use labotomized graphics cards, so as to increase the 
battery life. Some of that is software settings that you may be able to 
undo, sometime not.
An example would be the graphics ram being stated as that of a regular 
card but in reality half the ram is bypassed.


Mark Alexander wrote:

> Hi Jed,
> Which version of houdini did you upgrade from? A 7.x or 8.0.x?
> Also, I can't find a match for an HP Zd7000 on the web. Do you happen 
> to know what video card is in your laptop, and whether it's AGP or 
> PCI-e? And what driver version you're using?
> If it's an Nvidia card, there's a long, long list of people having X 
> freezes and reboots with Nvidia AGP cards and Linux. Unfortunately, it 
> seems to be based on system config (hardware and OS), and some fixes 
> have worked for some people, but not others.
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14
> I'm not suggesting you read the entire forum, but there may be some 
> relevant topics there.
> If it's an ATI card, well, good luck, cause they're generally worse. 
> Their OpenGL support is traditionally sub-par, though they've been 
> recently improving it (Catalyst 5.x drivers).
> I've personally had my system occasionally freeze when mplay exits 
> (QuadroFX 1000, 7174 drivers, Debian Linux 2.6.11). But there's 
> nothing in the X log of interest, nor can I analyze any cores or 
> processes since the system has hung. I've tried a variety of 
> theoretical fixes with zero effect. If this is happening to you, let 
> me know your system config, and maybe that'll give me another idea.
> Cheers,
> M.
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