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Re: Daily Kernel Panics



On 12/19/2009 10:29 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> 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.
> 

Agreed on your final point.  Just for grins, I'm downloading and will
try the Radeon X300 drivers directly from ATI with Compiz enabled.



-- 

  Steve


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