LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Rep: Reputation: 31
X Freezes with i810 driver


I use Slackware 11 and Kernel 2.6.19.1. I believe I complied everything I could for my Intel 950 GMA. I thought everything worked because the log looked good and all the tests like glxgears, Celestia, and even 3DMark2001 worked. Later, however, I noticed that X would freeze randomly. At first I thought it was the whole system freezing, but then I found out that if I had sshd running and it would freeze, I could still ssh in and turn off X, which means that X is the only thing that actually freezes. I haven't used any of the stuff from the intellinuxgraphics.org website because I thought everything was ok. I tried disabling GLX and DRI modules in the xorg.conf, but it still didn't help. Do the modules from intellinuxgraphics.org solve this issue? What's the problem?

You can find my xorg.conf here: http://alkos333.net/xorg.conf
My lsmod output: http://pastebin.ca/321640

Last edited by alkos333; 01-19-2007 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
Crobat
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 135

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is there something in particular that you do that causes the freeze to happen, or is it random?
 
Old 01-19-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Pretty random..
 
Old 01-19-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
The

Code:
VideoRam    65535
is a bit troubling ... it works out to 63.9990234 megabytes ... shouldn't it be 65536 ? It probably doesn't matter too much tho.

Also, why are there no modes ?

Code:
SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
They seem not to be necessary since xserver does start.

Other than that I have no more ideas.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:05 AM   #5
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
I'm not quite sure what VideoRam means and all .. but ... This is bad.. it freaks me out because if there isn't another computer next to me to ssh in, I have to reboot...
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
VideoRam is the amount of RAM your video card has.

Your card/chipset seems to have a variable amount of Video RAM available ... so if you don't know how much VRAM it has, I would comment out or delete the VideoRam line in your xorg.conf.

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 01-20-2007 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:17 PM   #7
duryodhan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: Slackware 12 Kernel 2.6.24 - probably upgraded by now
Posts: 1,054

Rep: Reputation: 46
I think you should run xorgconfig again. and add the

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

lines xorg.conf after its done.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
I ran xorgsetup again it didn't help and also got rid of the VideoRam option. I'm running x11 6.9.0 if this helps.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 06:15 PM   #9
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Maybe the driver is just unstable ? Can you go back to the original vesa config /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa ? Does it crash if you use that ?
 
Old 01-21-2007, 07:11 AM   #10
spes_hominis
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: N. Ireland
Distribution: Zenwalk 6.2
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have to add that I had exactly the same problem. I used the official driver,Xorg's and vesa but it still froze. Never found out why,either .
 
Old 01-21-2007, 11:39 AM   #11
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Well, then it might be a hardware problem. Once my desktop computer did the same thing with both the nvidia drivers and the regular xorg drivers. Then I figured it might be a hardware problem. When I checked the card there was much dust in the fan ... after I cleaned it off it stopped crashing.

If it's crashing with both drivers then I think the problem might be with hardware or some other external problem (dust).
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:02 PM   #12
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Everything works fine in Windows, on the same machine, so it isn't a hardware problem.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:31 PM   #13
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Then both drivers must be faulty ... which I think is unlikely, but still possible.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X with i810 driver crashes constantly stonehurstX11 Linux - Software 1 10-21-2006 01:02 PM
1280x720 with i810 driver??? Help! Malibyte Ubuntu 26 09-29-2006 10:58 PM
i810 Driver and OpenGL abxbx Slackware 6 08-03-2004 05:05 AM
i810 driver for XF86 4.3.0 vamp Slackware 3 08-27-2003 01:27 PM
kernel is 2.2.19 + debian + i810 driver cknaresh Linux - General 4 03-26-2003 03:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration