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Re: Ibook G4 freezes

On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 03:47 +0100, Kevin ALLIX wrote:
> Hi,
> My ibook often freezes after a few hours, I have been googling for months and 
> I can't find someone else with the same problem.
> Freeze description : 
> well...it just freezes :) Neither keyboard nor touchpad are active (can't 
> switch to console nor typing anything, cursor doesn't respond to touchpad), 
> the screen keeps on displaying the application I was using, nothing moves : 
> just a snapshot.
> I don't have another machine so I can't tell wether sshd still handles 
> connections, but it is very unlikely since when I plug an usb disk or an usb 
> wifi key, these usb devices' leds don't blink as they should. Looks like the 
> kernel oops-ed.
> (I'm not sure, but I think after each crash, I can hear some writing 
> operations on hard drive)

Can you try disabling DRI ? It could be that causing your video chip to
crash... You can do that by either removing the radeon.ko kernel module
or by removing the Load "dri" line in your xorg.conf (or XF86Config if
you are still using xfree). Make sure DRI is _not_ initialized by
inspecing the server log, and let me know if that helps.


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