On Tuesday 06 January 2009 21:51:48 Giuseppe Fuggiano wrote: > 2009/1/6 Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>: > > I have been running since the pre-beta and haven't had an issue yet, on > > my Acer "Extensa" using ATI drivers, so you can assume it's not some > > general defect hitting all ATI laptops. I doubt it promises more than > > that, however > > Thanks for replying. > > If I use Ubuntu with open source drivers, the same issue occurs. But > switching to the proprietary drivers everything works fine, with no > freeze. I am unsure to try fglrx in Fedora right now, because I've > heard that fglrx isn't supported with the current Xorg. > > What video card do you have, exactly? > Maybe you're in luck! :-) About half an hour ago I wrote up http://userbase.kde.org/GPU-Performance#Desktop_Effects_causes_random_freezes based on what I was told to try. I've been working now for almost 11 hours with that fix and not had a single freeze. Before that they were random, as you say, but fairly frequent. This laptop has an ATi Radeon Mobility X600. Anne
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