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Old 10-16-2004, 07:51 AM   #1
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Angry FC2 freezes on ThinkPad T22


Running latest T22 bios (v1.12).
The exact machine type and model is: 2647-8EG
( http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...Entry=2647-8eg )
Both Win2k and WinXP work 100% stable on this machine.
Using 512MB (passed several runs of MemTest), and 500MB swap.
This is a very basic FC2 installation without any development or server components.

First free happened when I was browsing the Add Remove...
2nd free happened when I was surfing with Mozila.

Anyone any idea?
Thanks!
Tom

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Old 10-16-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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Can you try after running

system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa

as root? Even if you end up with a less nice screen configuration. Could be that the lockup is related to your video driver, in which case submitting a bug report at http://bugzilla.redhat.com could be helpful. Be sure to provide information such as the output of /sbin/lspci -v and your X log files.

There are also https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list and https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/xfree86-list where you could ask.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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Tried that but got the following error message:
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[root@xxxxxxx root]# system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 412, in ?
hardware_state.merge_into(xconfig)
NameError: name 'hardware_state' is not defined
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What does it mean?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
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Can't reproduce. It seems you are out-of-date as the line of code referred to is different here. Update system-config-display first with up2date or yum, even in text mode to prevent lockups. There is a Fedora Core 2 Update for the utility. You should get this when querying RPM:

$ rpm --query system-config-display
system-config-display-1.0.17-2
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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Tried running up2date, and saw the system-config-display-1.0.17-2 update package.
The updates were installed and I restarted the computer, but when I wanted to test the system-config-display version again, it gave me a message that system-config-display is not installed ?!?!?!

What have I done wrong?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 02:43 PM   #6
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Please copy the full input and output from your attempt. I was not standing next to you when you tried it.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 03:34 PM   #7
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Fair enough, and sorry you're totaly right!

[root@xxxxxxxx root]# rpm --query system-config-display
package system-config-display is not installed
[root@xxxxxxxx root]#
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:16 PM   #8
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Run up2date system-config-display in a console. That should install the package.

Btw, no reboot necessary. Only reason to reboot would be to boot a new kernel.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 05:19 PM   #9
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Two things learned!
Thanks!

Now I'll check whether the initial procedure you suggested (system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa) solves this freeze up problem.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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Don't misunderstand me, though. Turning on the VESA driver is not a fix, but just a test whether your freeze might be related to your other graphics driver.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:42 AM   #11
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How do I verify which driver is active without changing anything?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 06:22 AM   #12
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By reading /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 10-19-2004, 06:39 AM   #13
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When I run: system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa
it gives me the following result:
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[root@xxxxxxxx root]# system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa
* ddcprobe returned bogus values:
ID: None
Name: None
HorizSync: None
VertSync: None

Trying with card: S3 Savage/IX
[root@xxxxxxxx root]#
----------------------------------------------------------

What does it means?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 06:48 AM   #14
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That DDC probing of your display failed.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 07:13 AM   #15
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So I just need to choose LCD 1024x768 manually (in the graphic display setting), right?
(that's what IBM suggest)
 
  


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