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    Hello everyone and sorry for my bad English
    I don't know where to post this problem
    I've been using Linux for a little more than a decade but I never had a big issue and/or made a bug report
    I thought to post it here because I know there are people in this forum that maybe can help
    And people searching for the same problem, maybe could find here a solution

    Recently I started to play a few videogames on Linux using the Linux Steam Client
    Games: Left 4 Dead 2, No More Room in Hell
    When I have an hour or more playing, the system freezes completly, I can't do nothing, I have to use the Reset Button
    I found in /var/log/syslog an error about i915 hangcheck blah blah blah...
    kernel: [29255.991790] [drm:i915_hangcheck_elapsed] *ERROR* stuck on render ring
    kernel: [29255.991795] [drm] capturing error event; look for more information in /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/i915_error_state
    kernel: [29255.995602] [drm:i915_set_reset_status] *ERROR* render ring hung inside bo (0x5935000 ctx 1) at 0x59351d8

    The first thing I thought was... ?maybe is a temperature issue?
    In the BIOS/UEFI, I manually changed the RPM CPU FAN to always MAXIMUM (2000 RPM)
    I opened the computer case and place a big FAN (110v) near the computer case
    Now I can kill zombies all day

    Is there a problem with the video driver?
    the video driver doesn't know how to deal with the temperature?
    the linux kernel doesn't know how to increase the CPU FAN RPM? I guess I'm going to use lm-sensor to see this
    or the CPU/GPU temperature is a BIOS/UEFI problem?
    or I'm living in hell and I need a better cooling system
    any other suggestion?


    CPU: Intel G630 SandyBridge socket 1155
    Intel stock heatsink/fan with Artic Silver 5 thermal paste
    Motherboard: Intel DH77EB, Latest Bios/Uefi version: 0101 (5/16/2013)
    GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics (G630 Sandy)
    Memory RAM: 4GB Kingston Value 1333MHz, working @ 1066MHz, 1.5v
    Storage: Intel SSD 520 60GB Sata3
    PSU: Cooler Master 460W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) a review here

    Debian Testing
    Openbox 3.5.2
    Kernel 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux
    X.Org: 1.14.5
    GL_RENDERER = Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Desktop
    GL_VERSION = 3.0 Mesa 9.2.2

    inxi -Fxx
    System: Host: gdebian Kernel: 3.11-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 dm: (startx) Distro: Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid
    Machine: Mobo: Intel model: DH77EB version: AAG39073-304 Bios: Intel version: EBH7710H.86A.0101.2013.0516.1649 date: 05/16/2013
    CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium CPU G630 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10799.6 Clock Speeds: 1: 2619.00 MHz 2: 1917.00 MHz
    Graphics Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0102 X.Org: 1.14.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected] GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio: Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11-2-amd64
    Network: Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 2.3.2-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1503 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    Drives: 1: id: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSC2CW06 size: 60.0GB serial: CVCV153602U4060AGN 
    Partition: ID: / size: 55G used: 24G (45%) fs: ext4 
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 33.5C mobo: 29.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1757 fan-1: 0 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 
    Info: Processes: 89 Uptime: 21:51 Memory: 528.5/3417.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 alt: 4.7 Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45 running in x-terminal-emul) inxi: 1.9.17
    lshw -c display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:45 memory:f7800000-f7bfffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
    09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)              
    [Created at pci.318]
    Unique ID: _Znp.vNbVa6iJG2E
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
    SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
    Hardware Class: graphics card
    Model: "Intel VGA compatible controller"
    Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
    Device: pci 0x0102 
    SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
    SubDevice: pci 0x2032 
    Revision: 0x09
    Driver: "i915"
    Driver Modules: "drm"
    Memory Range: 0xf7800000-0xf7bfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
    I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf03f (rw)
    IRQ: 45 (3194933 events)
    I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
    Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000102sv00008086sd00002032bc03sc00i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: i915 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915"
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

  • #2
    I cleaned the fan and heatsink, and put new thermal paste
    I installed lmsensors and fancontrol, now I can control the RPM
    I place a big FAN (110v) near the computer case when I'm playing
    that's the only way.
    I guess the GPU gets too hot and I need a better fancooler
    good luck


    • #3
      You should upgrade to kernel 3.13 and mesa 10+.


      • #4
        I'm not sure about that, they are still experimental (debian repository)


        • #5
          Oh, btw, the issue was solved when my debian (testing) upgraded to kernel 3.13 and mesa 10.x
          Anyway, shortly after, I installed a i3 and a Nvidia (334.21)
          The games are working fine. Thanks to all developers involved. Good Job