RELENG_7 2008/01/10 desktop system also periodically freezes
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Sun Jan 13 14:25:29 PST 2008
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:29:34 +0100, "Ronald Klop" <ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org> wrote:
> What version of xf86-video-intel? I'm having trouble since I upgraded
> xf86-video-i810, which is an older version of the intel driver, from 1.6.x
> to 1.7.x and a colleague had trouble with the 2.x version of the
> xf86-video-intel driver.
> My trouble is a hanging system (I never waited for it to come back) and
> then ctrl-alt-F1 (to console) gives a panic a lot of times. I just
> prepared my machinde for a crash dump. So maybe next panic I have one.
I have not seen any panics switching between vtys. Your "hang" might
be the same as my long freeze. Next time it happens, try waiting for
a while. I've had some freezes many minutes long. A 9 min one yesterday,
and I've had a 12 min one before. Just move the mouse and then sit back
until the cursor actually moves!
> Maybe downgrading to 1.6.x helps me again. After the next panic I'll try
> that. But maybe it helps you also.
When I started my 7.0BETA testing the installation process gave me
xf86-video-i810 and I had several other problems which resolved on
switching to the xf86-video-intel driver. I'd be hesitant to go
> I upgrade my RELENG_7 about every week, so it's fairly recent.
Mine is now also up-to-date RELENG_7.
David's suggestion re powerd may be relevant. I'd noticed that the
problem seems to happen when the system is idle. I posted earlier that
it seems like I can do all sorts of work without a problem then I stop for
a phone call and when I resume it hangs. I tend to notice a lot of hangs
when typing an email. I have disabled powerd for now; don't really need
it anyway, that was a left-over from something quite some time back. No
freezes yet, but it'll take several more hours to know if this might be
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