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Old 07-19-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
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openGL computer crashes???

Just installed ATi binary drivers for my Radeon 9800XXL. Works fine now except for trying to get my monitor setting to 75Hz instead of 85Hz. The problem I'm having is the computer crashing in openGL games. When I'm playing Tux racer sometimes at will it would decide to crash (the computer, ctrl + alt + backspace / ctrl + alt + delete does nothing.) I'm not sure if it's openGL that's the problem or a sound issue (neer freash installation of Mandriva 2005LE.) Could be something compleatly different. Where do I begin?
Old 07-19-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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Do you have Windows on the machine? Try running some OpenGL in Windows (if you can) and see if your system is stable.

I had -exactly- the same problem with a Radion 9800 on another system, but only in Windows. It would run fine on the desktop, but run for random amounts of time before crashing so solidly that you had to use the reset button or poweroff when asked to do OpenGL. I finally convinced the vendor I bought the PC from that it was the Radeon, which they replaced under warranty and now everything is fine and dandy.

So I'd start by seeing if you have the same instability problems in Windows (if possible) while running at the same refresh rate and resolution in a Windows OpenGL game / application. If it -does- work here, reliably, Linux might be at fault. If it does fall over too, it must be the card - I have a strong suspicion you might have a bad card from your description of the fact that not even CTRL-ALT-DEL can elicit a response.

One more reason I won't ever buy ATI again...
Old 07-19-2005, 07:12 PM   #3
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I think it is linux. I've never had any problem with Windows


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