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Old 05-05-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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OpenGL crashes system


Hi, folks,

I recently installed Slackware 12.0 on a new Thinkpad R61i. Shortly thereafter, I installed the 2.6.25 kernel, to get the Intel wireless drivers. Things work swimmingly, for the most part. The most critical problem I've come across deals with OpenGL.

Whatever OpenGL application I attempt to use (thus far) locks up my system. I can't exit X, I can't three-finger reboot. I just have to shut the system down. This happens when coming across the GL-enabled screensavers in xscreensaver, as well as other applications, such as the POV modeler.

I haven't tried disabling 3d acceleration yet; I may try that. But I'm kind of at a loss as to where else to start looking for symptoms and clues. If someone has some pointers as to where to start looking (nothing I can discern in /var/log/), I'd be appreciative.

Thanks,

Daniel
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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Did you re-compile and re-install your OpenGL driver (Nvidia or Ati proprietary driver)? Forgetting that after a kernel upgrade is a common cause of your symptoms.

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Old 05-05-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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I've had the same problem on a T21 since I first got it. Anything using OpenGL will freeze the system. It uses the savage driver:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13)

Don't know if your uses the same card but I've never got it to work for 3D.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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Hi, AlienBoB,

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Did you re-compile and re-install your OpenGL driver (Nvidia or Ati proprietary driver)? Forgetting that after a kernel upgrade is a common cause of your symptoms.
Nope. I'll look into recompiling the intel driver for the X3100. For some reason, I thought that'd be in modules. I assume that intel_agp is working with agpgart to control the agp interface, and is not the actual video driver. However, I'm not sure *what* driving the video, then, given that I have direct rendering enabled.

Thanks for the note.

Daniel
 
Old 05-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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DO NOT RECOMPILE the intel drivers (never works for some reason...lol). Get/reinstall the xf86-video-i810-1.7.4-i486-1.tgz package.

Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall xf86-video-i810-1.7.4-i486-1.tgz
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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DO NOT RECOMPILE the intel drivers (never works for some reason...lol).
I pulled the source/x/x11 stuff, dumped the xf86-video-intel tarball in src/, did
Code:
sh x11.Slackbuild driver xf86-video-intel
...and then installed the resulting .tgz package in /tmp/x11-build/. Still freezing.

Quote:
Get/reinstall the xf86-video-i810-1.7.4-i486-1.tgz package.
I've just pulled the i810 package, and will give it a shot. Thanks for the tip.

Daniel
 
Old 05-08-2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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As I said: For whatever reason, it seems compiling the Intel drivers from source just doesn't usually work.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 11:30 PM   #8
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As I said: For whatever reason, it seems compiling the Intel drivers from source just doesn't usually work.
I've heard tell that I should uninstall the i810 driver to get the driver for the X3100 (GM965) to work correctly.

I think I might be running up against some issues with the 2.6.25 kernel, and my default kernel--the one that worked fine for quite a while before I compiled 2.6.25--won't boot correctly. So, I'm going to install Slackware 12.1, which uses the 2.6.24.3 kernel as the default, which includes the iw3945 firmware and drivers, and is apparently a bit less likely to cause conflicts than 2.6.25 might.

Thanks for the help, again.

Daniel
 
  


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