[Wine] DirectX Apps causing spontaneous, intermittent reboot?

Evil Jay wine at eternaldusk.com
Sat Apr 17 08:46:13 CDT 2010

On 04/17/2010 08:28 AM, jackcorbae wrote:
> Dragon Age and The Sims 3 have both started displaying an annoying problem - spontaneous complete system reboot!
> No warning and no error logs (that I can find). Just a complete system reboot.
> Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 with an NVidia GTX 260 - first noticed with Wine 1.1.41 with Dragon Age and then 1.1.42 with Dragon Age and the Sims 3. The Sims 3 was installed via PlayOnLinux.

Ouch.  I had that problem one time, and after months of troubleshooting 
it as a potential Wine or video driver issue, it unfortunately it turned 
out to be a defective EVGA video card (why I never buy that brand anymore).

No software problem, short of the most extreme driver issue, should 
cause Linux to reboot like that.  A good test would be to install 
Sauerbraten.  Play it for a little bit and see if you get the same 
issue.  It was the only native Linux game I could find that stressed the 
card enough to consistently cause the same reboots when I was 
experiencing them.  At the very least, that will potentially tell you 
that there's a problem outside of Wine.

Good Luck!

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