Bug#235049: xserver-xfree86: computer freezes with xfree 4.3.0
* Branden Robinson (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 02:22:29AM -0500, Marcel wrote:
> > Every time I want to try xfree 4.3.0 I get random computer freezes when I use
> > xine or aviplay or mplayer or xawtv or tvtime. Mouse frozen, keyboard frozen.
> > The worst being mplayer and tvtime: Hard lockup occurs within a few minutes.
> > In fact, I've never been able to watch a movie entirely. So far, I've tried
> > the following versions several times:
> > xserver-xfree86_4.3.0-2_i386.deb and
> > xserver-xfree86_4.3.0-0ds4_i386.deb from Daniel Stone as well.
> > As soon as I revert to xfree 4.2.1, everything's working fine. I can watch
> > videos for several days without any problem. But when I want to try xfree
> > 4.3.0 again, the problem reappears each and every time.
> > I don't know what may be causing this but please, don't let this thing go
> > into 'testing'.
> > I was using 'sid' for a long time and now I'm back to 'sarge' because of xfree
> > 4.3.0.
> I notice you're using NVidia's proprietary driver.
> Does the problem go away if you use the "nv" driver instead?
I've not being using it for ages. But now you tell me I'm trying it for
several hours. And yes the problem's gone away. Clever idea you've got.