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Re: fedora core 2 sore spots



On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, dsyates wrote:

> alan wrote:
>  >>Which problem are you having?
> 
>  >>The one where xscreensaver sends X into an infinite timer loop or the 
>  >>one where the machine just locks tight and freezes?
>  >>I see the infinite timer loop issue once in a great while on the nv
>  >>driver, but never the lockup.  With the nvidia driver I get lockups 
>  >>about once a week.
> 
> I'm not sure. I do know that withe the nvidia driver in previous 
> releases, the machine would lock up. When I first experienced a problem 
> with xscreensaver in fc2, I assumed it was a machine lock up; it may 
> have been the other though. What are the symptoms of the infinite timer 
> loop problem? Either way, in both cases I have found that selecting 
> blank screen only from the xscreensaver preferences allows me to avoid 
> the problem altogether. Still a shae though. I don't have this problem 
> on my debian boxes (I'm not using nvidia drivers/hardware on those boxes 
> either though)

With the timer loop problem, you can ssh into the machine (if you have a 
dual proc or time to wait) and strace the X process.  With the hang the 
machine problem, you cannot ping or do anything but powercycle the box.




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