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Re: HP Pavilion / ATI 200M Random Crashes - was: [Suspend bug]





on 02/10/2007 06:56 PM oleksandr korneta wrote:

on 02/03/2007 11:14 AM Ken Nordquist wrote:
I may have stumbled on the solution through blind luck. First, via my local LUG, I was given the xorg.conf (listed below) to use. The author who turned me on to this used ATI's newest proprietary driver, but I am using the radeon driver included with xorg. He mentioned that he found two areas which are "must haves" in the xorg.conf. They are:

    SubSection "extmod"
        Option        "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection

and

    Option        "MaxGARTSize" "128"


I have added this stuff to my xorg.conf

He also mentioned that turning off the video shared memory in the bios is critical as well.
Not sure what you mean by that so I didn't touch it.
Well, I did all that and viola! I *still* had random crashes... needless to say I was very disappointed.

I also have been having problems with my wireless randomly dropping the signal and not (easily) connecting and reconnecting... so I started to research that problem. I will preface my solution by mentioning that I use ndiswrapper and I typically use the most current ndiswrapper source to build rpm's (I am currently using v1.34). I "assumed" the problem was the driver and looked for a "new and improved" AirForce One driver. I discovered there was a new driver which fixed a security problem and tried it... *Still* no luck... After searching the ndiswrapper site, I discovered another AirForce One driver and tried it...
I didnt have any random disconnects, although I was using the same driver with ndiswrapper that proved to be working under FC4 (dated of 2005). Nevertheless I followed your advice and switched to the driver from tp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe

*And it worked!* My wireless connects easily and does not randomly drop connections.

And guess what... now my HP Pavilion with the ATI 200M is *not* randomly crashing...
unfortunately I still observe random crashes.

alright, I decided to go wired, and see what happens. So it has been almost two weeks since I turned my wireless card off and deactivated the wlan0 device and guess what - no crashes since then. So I claim that the combination of ndiswrapper + x86_64 windows wifi drivers make my laptop to crash 1-2 times per day.

Any suggestions?

--
regards,
Oleksandr Korneta

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