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Re: Certain screensavers lock my machine up



On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 12:05 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
> > Running FC6 x86_64, updated today.  Running the drivers from the
> > NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9746-pkg2.run script (I prefer my own drivers to
> > a repos) on a GeForce 6200 LE card.
> > 
> > I added xscreensaver-gl-extras-gss-5.01-5.fc6,
> > xscreensaver-gl-extras-5.01-5.fc6, xscreensaver-extras-5.01-5.fc6 and
> > xscreensaver-extras-gss-5.01-5.fc6 to my system.
> > 
> > I noticed that when I set it to display random screensavers, my machine
> > locks up periodically.
> 
> Most likely a combination of using NVidia's driver (+install script, vs.
> rpm's from livna/freshrpms), and OpenGL screensavers.

Interestingly, the majority of the GL stuff seems to run just fine.  I
noticed that GLSlideshow and Gleidescope seem to lock the machine up for
a few minutes like they are looking for something.  Don't those two
actually render images from your drive?  If those images aren't there is
that maybe why they're hanging?

TC


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