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orbital.sfear Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:06pm
CS source freezes randomly
While playing CS source on linux, I get random freezes. The computer completely locks up, and I have to do a hard power cycle.

I've tried adjusting graphics levels to no avail. I don't think its a heat issue, since I've played several other steam games without any issue.

I am running on a Bonobo Extreme:
I'm on xubuntu 12.10.

I know this doesn't help much without having a log. Any ideas?
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kentosama Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:17am 
It's not a freezes... i have the same problem. Try play only with gamepad or your keyboard. It's a problem caused by sync of mouse...
blackout24 Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:50am 
Please post your dmesg log from the time of the freeze.
Nicholas Feb 9, 2013 @ 2:24am 
I also had my game freeze. Luckily it's happened only once (just bought the game yesterday evening). It was at the end of a match, and the music playing kept repeating in a short loop. I was able to call up System Monitor with the Unity dash and kill the process (ending it wouldn't work). I'm in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with the nVidia 310.14 drivers.
orbital.sfear Feb 9, 2013 @ 3:23pm 
I'll get my dmsg output and try to post more information. Interesting point on the mouse, I'll give it a try with a different mouse, and a game pad then repost.
orbital.sfear Feb 11, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
I've tested things out again, dmesg doesn't have any information at the time of the freeze.

I tried using 3 different mice, no change, it crashed on all 3.

On the last crash, I was able to SSH into my machine and reboot it gracefully. I'm running xubuntu 12.10 with compiz enabled. I'm running the nvidia-current 304.51 driver.

I can try running the game without compiz running and see if that helps?

As a note, I had music playing through banshee when the last freeze happened, the music continued to play through the current song and then stopped. It appears that the xfce/compiz interface is getting tanked and hanging up, while the rest of the computer continues to run.
blackout24 Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Why are you using such an ancient driver? Even for the 304 branch that's old ( last 304 was 304.64) You should use 310 at least. NVIDIA released this driver the same day the Steam Beta started for a good reason. The latest driver is 313.18.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:03pm
orbital.sfear Feb 11, 2013 @ 6:02pm 
I'm just using the "Stable" driver, I'll upgrade and try it out.
orbital.sfear Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:35am 
I've upgraded to the nvidia-experimental-310.14 driver, and haven't seen a crash since. I realize 310.14 is still a little old compared to the newest driver, but it's in the repository and appears to be working much better. Thanks for the pointers!
blackout24 Feb 13, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
There isn't any noticeable difference between the latest 310 driver (310.32) and the 313.18 in terms of performance. But 304 -> 310 is a healthy 20-25% increase on all games and all cards according to Phoronix Benchmarks.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 13, 2013 @ 12:04pm
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