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Re: fedora core 2 sore spots



Quoting Chris Rouch <crouch pobox com>:

> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:19:18 +0200
> Peter Boy <pboy barkhof uni-bremen de> wrote:
> 
> > Am Mo, den 07.06.2004 schrieb alan um 20:42:
> > > 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 affected by the lockup (using the nvidia driver) quite regularly
> > (x86_64 system), too. It's not such a big problem, but annoying. Can
> > you advise a workaround or how to avoid it (besides buying another
> > video card  :-) )
> > 
> 
> Use xscreensaver-demo to set it in blank-only mode. Or if that's too
> boring set it to only use savers that you think won't hang your system.
> This seems to have worked for my FC1 nvidia card (with the nvidia
> driver).
> 
> Chris
> 
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This lockup occurs at times if you upgrade xorg without reinstalling the nvidia
driver. It used to happen to me frequently especially during the beta testing
phase. Try reinstalling the nvidia driver then, even if it is working. I happens
with any OpenGL app, screensaver etc.

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