Repeated Xorg crashes with intel driver
tevans.uk at googlemail.com
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?
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
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
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.
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