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(fwd) Re: suddenly ocassional X-lockups :-((

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  • Neil
    On Sat, 23 Feb 2002 04:05:36 -0000, danielhsu wrote: I have the same problem on my CSx when running RedHat 7.1 (XFree86 4.x).
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      On Sat, 23 Feb 2002 04:05:36 -0000, "danielhsu" <danielhsu@...> wrote:

      I have the same problem on my CSx when running RedHat 7.1 (XFree86
      4.x). However, I used to run RedHat 6.2 which used XFree86 3.3.6, and
      X never froze. Any ideas? Is there a way to revert back to XFree86
      3.3.6 in RedHat 7.x?

      --Daniel

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "jsimeon0" <simeon@l...> wrote:
      > I got more insights into that problems. It seems that if I switch
      back
      > from 16bits to 8bits in my XConfig then everything runs fine again.
      >
      > Has anybody got into that kind of problem before? Has anybody an
      got a
      > config for the 1024x768 16bits resolution that works for a Latitude
      > CSx laptop (with Neomagic NM2360).
      >
      > - J
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "jsimeon0" <simeon@l...> wrote:
      > > I have had the same problem on my Latitude 500 CSx since I
      installed
      > > RH 7.2. After many wrong guesses, I am now suspecting that it is
      > > related to power management (but it might be yet another wrong
      guess).
      > >
      > > As a matter of fact I got tons of problems with RH 7.2: apm
      > > (suspend/resume hangs up most of the times), gnome which was
      > > completely screwed up (I replaced it by Ximian gnome), and now
      this
      > > 'occasional X-lockups' thingy.
      > >
      > > Has anybody found a solution except moving back to RH 7.1?
      > >
      > > - J
      > >
      > > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "j_ansorg" <jens@j...> wrote:
      > > > I got my I8100 arounc christmas. Split the HD imediately and
      put RH
      > > > 7.2 on it. Got XFree 4.1 running and all was fine.
      > > >
      > > > Suddenly, since a few days ago, the X-Server hangs/crashes
      > > > occassionally. Soemtimes after a few minutes, sometimes after a
      few
      > > > hours of work/reading/gameplaying. No pattern visible. Only
      thing I
      > > > can tell, it seems to be realy only the X-Server, console apps
      seem to
      > > > continue running - at least the hharddisk still shows activity.
      > > >
      > > > But why those crashes suddenly? Ok, I upgraded the BIOS around
      that
      > > > time. But today I went back to A07 (got my Battery status back,
      yea!)
      > > > and had a crash too.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Any Ideas what might cause this instability?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > thanks
      > > > Jens
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