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Re: X locks up after a random time



On Saturday 03 January 2009 21:18:58 Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Saturday 03 January 2009 11:25, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 January 2009 01:36:01 Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> > > > Ok, this is a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo U9200, with Intel graphics, F10
> > > > 64bit, updated last week. KDE desktop, compiz and all, but I believe
> > > > it is not related.
> > >
> > > Interesting, I'd noticed the same thing over the past few days... hmm
> > > (Dell Latitude D620 here).
> > >
> > > In the meantime, I've tried backing down to using
> > > kernel-2.6.27.7-134.fc10 (from kernel-2.6.27.9-159.fc10) to see if that
> > > makes any difference.
> >
> > This Mandriva laptop has a variation on that.  With Desktop Effects on I
> > get random freezes, but I also get times when the mouse can move the
> > cursor around, but neither mouse-clicks or keyboard usage is registered. 
> > This has happened throughout, so I don't think that it's kernel-specific,
> > but I do think that it is probably related to what you are both seeing.
>
> Can you verify the /var/log/Xorg.0.log complaining about infinite loops on
> that machine (that is, when a lockup occours, using ssh from another
> machine)?
>
> If yes, then I'd bet it is the same issue, and in that case it is also not
> Fedora-specific, but a general problem.
>
> I kinda have a feeling that this is a problem with the interaction between
> X and Intel drivers (the EXA vs XAA thing or whatever), or possibly a bug
> in the Intel driver that shows up only in 64bit version.
>
OK - I've enabled Desktop Effects, but selected only Dim Inactive Windows.  
I'll see how stable this is.  If it's still stable later today I'll add a 
Switcher to them.  I will then try to contact the laptop by ssh if a freeze 
occurs.  I'll report back.

Anne

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