I am experiencing recurrent crashes with an Nvidia driver.
When I installed SUSE 9.0, it repeatedly drove my monitor out
of range, since it failed to recognize it correctly. It's a Viewsonic VP191b,
and I experienced the problems described by Terje J. Hanssen in his posting
of May 23 2004 on this forum.
In accordance with Hanssen's advice, I set the monitor definition to
LCD 1280x1024 at 75Hz. This improved matters greatly, but I am still
frequent crashes. These involve both application crashes (konqueror, kmail,
kicker), and complete xserver crashes, to the extent that I am forced once or
twice a day to hit the reset button to reboot (ALT-CTRL-F1 brings up a login,
but then after I log in, nothing happens). I am currently experimenting with
LCD 1280x1024 at 60Hz, but I am still having several crashes a day.
Monitor Viewsonic VP191b
Graphics card: NVidia GeForce FX 5600SE
Driver: NVidia driver (from download)