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Re: F11 + XFCE stability vs F10 + Gnome?



On 07/27/2009 10:32 PM, Philip Rhoades wrote:
People,


On 2009-07-26 20:59, Terry Barnaby wrote:
On 07/26/2009 10:54 AM, John Austin wrote:
On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 18:46 +1000, Philip Rhoades wrote:
People,

I upgraded from F10 + Gnome to F11 + XFCE and found that I am getting
fairly frequent screen lockups which require a remote shutdown and at
least on one occasion required a power reset. I am having heat problems
though so I am not sure if the problems are related to the upgrade or
deteriorating hardware. Does anyone know of stability problems with
XFCE?

Thanks,

Phil.


Mine has been very stable but I did a clean install not upgrade
Linux naxos 2.6.29.6-213.fc11.x86_64

John

There are a few graphics driver issues in F11 due to the large
changes going on in X-Windows currently that can lock up the XServer.
Different graphics cards are affected more than others. Certainly
I have lockups with some ATI cards ...

Terry


I should have said I did a clean install as well.

The lockups are happening every couple/few days but there is nothing in
/var/log/messages about it - is there some sort of logging of the video
driver I can do to help debug the problem?

Thanks,

Phil.
I'm not sure if you can easily get any debug info from this. I suspect it is
similar to the issue I am having with some ATI cards where the XServer
locks up in a tight loop within the kernel (probably DRM driver). I guess
you cannot kill the XServer either....
There is some debug ability in the drm module, not sure how to use this though.
I would suggest having a look at the freedesktop bugzilla at: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/. Search under the product xorg for your
graphics chipset (lspci) and/or "lockup" and filing any extra info you
have there.
I have been trying the latest git freedesktop code for ATI chipsets,
unfortunately, it does not fix the bugs I am seeing as yet.

Terry


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