[TAG] OpenGL hangs my system
thomas_adam at bonbon.net
Fri Jun 11 18:11:10 MSD 2004
On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:54:32 +0100
Dylan the Hippy Wabbit <dylan.wabbit at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> You complained about not getting many problems sent you. Should have
> been careful what you wished for!
Bring it on!
> Sometimes they will run for a few minutes before locking up.
> Sometimes Tuxracer won't even get to the 'Press any key to continue'
> screen. If the program is running windowed, everything else visible
> freezes too. Any game soundtrack that is running loops on the last
I see you're running Debian. I would:
and answer NO to framebuffer support.
> Once I've hit trouble I can't quit X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, nor can
> I switch to a virtual console to reboot. In case it was just the
> display processor that crashed, I've tried typing a restart command
> 'blind' but with no effect. I wasn't surprised, the fact that the
> sound was also affected made me suspect that it wasn't just a failure
> to refresh the screen.
This suggests RAM issues to me -- have you run memtest86 lately?
> Any ideas? Apart from the obvious inconvenience, I can't recommend
> Linux to disillusioned Windows sufferers in good faith can I? ;-)
It's also worth checking /var/log/XFree86.0.log as well, but I suspect
this is a RAM issue...
-- Thomas Adam
"Annie Hall leaves New York in the end. Press rewind, and Woody gets her
back again." -- "Look Inside America", Blur.
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