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Re: [K12OSN] Firefox crashes



Ugh. At this point I would suggest checking the age of the X server
running on the clients. Is it a version with i810 bugs? (I avoid that
chipset like the plague...). You may need to roll your own X driver to
get a better supported driver for those machines.

Try loading up a lot of other apps besides Firefox and see if the X
server crashes. I have issues with Firefox all the time (memory leaks,
crashes, freezes, etc) and they seem to sometime trash the window
manager and force a reboot to clean up.



On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 11:00 -0400, Michael Blinn wrote:
> Responses interspersed...
> 
> On Thu, 03 May 2007 10:37:23 -0400, "James P. Kinney III" <jkinney localnetsolutions com> wrote:
> >> Mem total:  254980   used: 42812   free: 212168
> > 
> > So theoretically, the system has 256MB RAM? So 256x1024=262144.
> > 262144-254980 = 7164 which is just under 8MB RAM set aside for video. So
> > if you use 8 or higher, it won't work.
> 
> I tried 7160, (Along with Jim's suggestion of 4) and loading those pages causes the x server crash. This is the only directive I'm passing in lts.conf
> 
> > At this point, I would say to get a boot CD of edubuntu or Knoppix and
> > test that on the machines and see it it will run. Also, run memtest and
> > make sure the ram is actually all good. 
> 
> Yuck. I'm 95% sure it's not memory because this is the third box I've tested on, including taking memory from another, working, non-i810 box and putting it into the i810.
> 
> > Check and see if an upgraded BIOS is available. You _should_ have the
> > ability to adjust how much RAM is reserved for video.
> > 
> > http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~dah7/PowerLeap-GX110.htm
> 
> I've just upgraded the BIOS from a05 to a09. This does not change the results, nor is there a section for specifying video RAM. The closest thing I have is a 'Video DAC snoop' boolean.
> 
> -Michael
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