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Re: Bug#369167: DRI probably broken: where to reportbug


Thanks a lot for responding. Sorry if again I was bothering on a
week-end ..

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 03:07:46PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-06-04 at 17:33 +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> > On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 08:32:32AM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 01:57 +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> > > > On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 09:53:39AM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > > 

        [ .. ]

> > But first this: I learned SSH the last days (I really didn't know
> > anything about it before, except that it *somehow* might provide a way
> > to access one computer with another one),  [...]
> Wow, you were missing out.

After the last few days I'd assume I missed out much more on Linux
than just ssh ... :) .. I hope I'll be able to change that for the
better in the future .. :)

         [ .... ]

> > Could someone tell me what exactly 'top' means by 'Xorg'? 
> The X server.
> > Because if there are other, so far unknown instances of the xorg-server I should
> > know about, I'd like to try close them down instead of shutting down
> > the whole system.
> Not sure what you mean. 

I simply wanted to shut down the X instances that were responsible for
the crash, instead of rebooting the machine as a whole. ("Only losers
reboot" .. :) To do that I needed to know what 'Xorg' actually is,
that 'top' was talking about. That is, is there more than xserver-xorg
and x11-common in /init.d/, or whatever, that needed to be closed down
after a crash to recover the system.

> If the X server process doesn't go away after
> killing it, it may be spinning in kernel mode.

Oh, sounds like being a real ugly crash then to me .. :)

> > Michel: Do you want to do me more tests on this alu-book around the
> > time it crashes, before I try to install the DRM you suggested to try?
> No, it's a hardware lockup of the graphics card, all the symptoms you
> described can be explained with that, but they don't say anything about
> the cause, which is extremely hard to identify after the fact.

OK, so then I'll try the DRM you were mentioning. I hope to have
results on that today ...

Until then.


Wolfgang Pfeiffer: /ICQ: 286585973/ + + +  /AIM: crashinglinux/

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