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Re: Forthcoming FC4 kernel update, more testing required. [ I think it's broken. ]



On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 09:33 -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 08:35:46AM -0500, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 14:20 -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 16:15 -0400, Dave Jones wrote: 
> > > > On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 06:54:35AM -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > > >  > I've run some more tests, and the problem seems to be very erratic.  It
> > > >  > depends on the kernel, the video driver, maybe the room temperature (I
> > > >  > think the system runs better when the room is cold), and just random
> > > >  > chance.
> > > > 
> > > > Hmm, got adequate cooling in the case ? Random crashes tend to be
> > > > hardware problems at times. Also, does your PSU put out enough
> > > > power for all the devices you have connected ?
> > > > 
> > > >  > But it does look like a bug in the radeon_drv.o module of the X Windows
> > > >  > system, which (if I understand right) is proprietary.  Any idea where to
> > > >  > file a bug?
> > > > 
> > > > radeon_drv is a part of xorg.
> > > 
> > > It's almost surely a bug in xorg.  I have reinstalled 
> > >         xorg-x11-6.8.2-37.FC4.45.x86_64.rpm
> > >         (and all the associated rpms)
> > > replacing 
> > >         xorg-x11-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.x86_64.rpm
> > >         (and all its rpms),
> > > which is broken, and haven't had any trouble since.
> > > 
> > > I have submitted a bug report to freedesktop bugzilla; 
> > > it is number 4611.
> > > 
> > > BTW: How can I keep yum from "upgrading" X windows?
> > > 
> > 
> > You can put an exclude statement in the .repo file for fedora-updates to
> > prevent updating any of the xorg\* files
> > 
> > IIRC something like "exclude=xorg*" should work. in the .repo file, or
> > from the command line it would be "--exclude=xorg\*". 
> > > 
> On the last line I believe: --exclude="xorg*" 
> is the correct option.
I love *nix.   There are often so many different ways to skin that cat.


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