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Bug#526339: [linux-image-2.6.29-1-686] System freezes

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 04:46:11PM +0200, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.29-1-686
> Version: 2.6.29-3
> Severity: normal
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> I've been using the curent version (2.6.28) for weeks, on my Dell Latitude D530, 
> suspending every night and getting uptimes of 45 days (until I rebooted 
> voluntarily) using it as a regular desktop machine, with very few glitches 
> (maybe some applications leaking a bit, no showstoppers).
> With 2.6.29 however, the system only stays up for a few hours, then kind of 
> hangs for no apparent reason, IIRC all times involving watching videos, e.g. 
> with Xine.  At some point the mouse can be moved but clicks don't work, the 
> keyboard is unresponsive (except for [some?] Alt-SysRq combinations), and when 
> playing music, the music continues for a few seconds and then the sound stops 
> too.
> Closing the lid doesn't help, the system won't go to sleep and the screen 
> contiues switched on while the lid is closed.
> My guess is that something related with video drivers is causing this (or video 
> memory management, or something introduced in .29).  I switched back to .28, 
> maintaining all the versions of X.org and the rest of the system, only disabled 
> screen effects in KDE4 as a cautionary measure, and I've been working without 
> any problem since yesterday.
> I haven't tested thoroughly with OpenGL applications and the like, and I can't 
> make many tests to try to isolate the problem because this is my only 
> workstation/desktop machine at the moment, so I need it to work and communicate.

Does this still occur with 2.6.30 from unstable?


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