Repeated Xorg crashes with intel driver

Tom Evans at
Wed Oct 15 12:02:42 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 12:11 +0100, Tom Evans wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm getting repeated crashes in Xorg. It works fine (well, no crashes.)
> for a long period before dieing (15 days, then 1 day). The annoying
> thing is that after the crashes, it appears the hardware is left in an
> unusable state, and I have to reboot to bring X back.
> I've uploaded pertinent config files and log files to a server, as I've
> never had much luck getting them through the mailing list :) 
> I'm not running quite the latest versions of the driver, as it gave me
> significant performance degradation as an (enforced) non DRI user. 
> > $ egrep drm\|xorg-server\|intel /root/xorg_crashes/pkg_info.txt 
> libdrm-2.3.0        Userspace interface to kernel Direct Rendering
> Module servi
> xf86-video-intel-2.2.1 Driver for Intel integrated graphics chipsets
> xorg-server-1.4.2,1 X.Org X server and related programs
> So, the first thing I will do is update to the latest versions, and see
> if crashes are still reproduced. I may also try Robert Noland's proposed
> DRM changes for RELENG_7. 
> Any other ideas?
> Cheers
> Tom

Following up my own email, these infuriating, unpredictable crashes
still happen. I can't reproduce them on demand, either. Sometimes it is
hours between crashes, sometimes days.

I have updated the driver and libdrm to the latest versions:
libdrm-2.3.1        Userspace interface to kernel Direct Rendering
Module servi
xf86-video-intel-2.4.2 Driver for Intel integrated graphics chipsets

This is with RELENG_7 from 15/9/08. 

I'm rebuilding now with the latest RELENG_7, with Robert Noland's DRM
patch from .

If this doesn't work, I will be reverting to 7.0 release, which worked
perfectly. I cannot have this machine crashing out of X whenever it
feels a little shaky.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 195 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the freebsd-x11 mailing list