[Wine] Re: wine causing system slowdown

Rico wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Jan 24 05:33:56 CST 2009

andrewyates wrote:
> After upgrading to a 64bit system with new hardware, running 3d games with wine now results in my entire system becoming unresponsive until I kill wine (wineserver -k). 
> ...
> I've gotten this with both the 2.6.27 and 2.6.28 driver, with nvidia 177.82 and 180.22 drivers.

I think the problem is the nvidia driver (32bit on 64bit system) in combination with wine.

You could have a look at these bugs and you could try the attached workarounds.

You could also have a look at the console output. There should be some OUT_OF_MEMORY errors.

Also sometimes I got some kernel panics because the nvidia driver tries to free some memory and hangs in an endless loop. Probably because it had allocated the memory beyond the 4GB border.

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