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Re: X locks up after a random time



On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Anne Wilson <annew kde org> wrote:
> On Saturday 03 January 2009 23:10:30 Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> > This is an ATi X600 graphics card.  At first I had the OSS ati driver,
>> > then I added flgrx in case I was trying to do something that really
>> > needed acceleration.  Not being a gamer, I have little experience of
>> > using graphics acceleration.
>>
>> Then what you're seeing is most likely a bug in the fglrx driver. I'd
>> suggest reinstalling your GNU/Linux to be sure to get rid of all traces of
>> it.
>>
>> The X600 actually has working acceleration in the Free Software drivers.
>>
> I should also mention that my F9 box shows the same problem.  I can't check
> what video card that uses until later today, but again, I use only the free
> driver.
>

I have a T60 laptop with an X1400 ATI card and use the radeon driver
with a fully updated F10 system. X server was also randomly crashing.
I submitted a bug against the X server/radeon driver at
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19300. Was told it is
likely a kernel modesetting problem. Setting a nomodeset option for
the kernel boot seems to have solved the crash problem (at least the
machine has been crash-free longer than usual). As an added bonus,
resume after suspend now works correctly (but resume after hibernate
still doesn't).

I ran F9 on an older Thinkpad T41 with an ATI chip (don't remember the
model), and never had any trouble - everything worked, including
suspend and hibernate. The F9 live CD works well in the T60 laptop,
including suspend and hibernate - so much so that I considered
downgrading to F9.

Peter


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