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Bug#438736: intel driver produces kernel crash in a variety of situations

Robert Millan wrote:
I've recently upgraded my hardware (motherboard + cpu + ram) and am now
getting Linux crashes in a variety of situations.  I've detected them
when any of the following conditions are met:

  - When starting a second X session.
  - When time goes backwards (e.g. due to ntpdate) while X is running (but
    NOT when X isn't running)
  - When stopping X.


  - X driver is xserver-xorg-video-i810.  Card model:

Are you sure this is a kernel bug?

I see that the constant is that crashes happen when X is running (or when is finishing running). You are using xserver-xorg-video-i810, but since some months this is a transitional package that points to the newer (and less stable) xserver-xorg-video-intel. Since this transition i had noticed numerous crash (and various problems using video applications, but these seems to be resolved), and reading some bug reports seems that this driver still has different problems on which Intel is working on.

I suggest you to look at:
In the meanwhile try to use the generic vesa driver to see if the crashes still happens. If they will not occur anymore, you can try with the intel driver from unstable or experimental.
If they'll persists... this could be a kernel bug.  ;-)



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