[Sidefx-houdini-list] FlipBookCrash

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Mon Dec 12 15:33:41 EST 2005

Hi Mark,

Here's  the sys specs:

HP zd7000
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.20 GHz w/HT
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB)
Hard Drive
80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive
4X DVD+RW/R & CD-RW Combo Drive
17.0" WVA WSXGA+ BrightView (1680x1050)
Graphics Card
128MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) FX Go5700

It's been a rock solid system-

On Dec 12, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Mark Alexander wrote:

> Hi Jed,
> Which version of houdini did you upgrade from? A 7.x or 8.0.x?

Actually from build hfs.0.387 to hfs.0.423
> 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?

Graphics Card:128MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) FX Go5700
Driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

I haven't updated drivers on this system since setting it up 18  
months ago-

> 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.

I'll check this out-

Thanks !
> 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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