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Re: Daily Kernel Panics



Steven Stern wrote:
On 12/13/2009 07:25 AM, Globe Trotter wrote:

Do you have desktop effects enabled? I found that my system
is much
more stable with desktop effects turned off [1]. My video
is ATI [2]
with driver 'ati' [3].

Footmarks:
1. ~]$ uptime
  10:27:28 up 3 days,  9:22,  3 users,  load
average: 0.25, 0.22, 0.18
2. ~]$ lspci
[--SNIP--]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc
RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP
[Radeon
9600] (Secondary)
3. ati - Vendor-supplied driver for ati cards


I do have an ATI card. I'll try turning off desktop effects. Removing glx-utils removes all of compiz!

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]

Note that in the above example of a stable system, item 3. I have had about equal numbers of people tell me that the vendor driver is vastly more stable than the built-in driver, and totally the opposite.

Oh, and some fundamentalist open source fanatics who tell me it's better to crash a few times a day than use a closed source driver. ;-)

The only "desktop effect" of interest to me is stability.

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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