Re: Severe periodical hang up on KDE 2.2
> > It works very well except that periodically, about after two hours of use
> > or so, it suddenly starts crunching the disk as if swapping heavily.
> > [...]
> I recently had a similar problem! Just that the memory consumption is
> happening when I login into kde. When using windowmaker everything is
> kernel version to 2.4.16 but still no solution. Maybe the problem is
> related to hardware, my system is a celeron notebook with ati rage pro
> video card. What do you use?
I changed to Linux 2.4.17 and the problem went away - sort of. Now the system
doesn't hang up, but rather some application just die unexpectedly. My system
specs were originally these: Celeron 300 Mhz, 128 MB, XFree86 18.104.22.168, Diamon
viper 550 (TNT 1 variant).
The only common component we have seems to be the Celeron processor. Feels
quite unlikely, though, that it would be the problem. It *might* be a KDE
bug - or perhaps the XFree86 4.1 HW acceleration extension introduced some
new aspects to the API that NVidia and ATI driver don't yet support properly?
Anyway, I'm just updating the HW: changing NVidia to Matrox, Celeron to P4
and adding more RAM. If the problem still persists, we can be quite sure that
this is a KDE, XFree86 or Linux bug.
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