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Re: Xorg cpu usage 100% on Squeeze

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 06:06:33PM +0100, Pat Wall wrote:
> Hi Everybody
> I have a vanilla Squeeze up and running on a YDL PowerStation which,  
> except for one issue, is now working perfectly.
> Usually after a couple of hours usage the system (as in X) will suddenly  
> become unresponsive (sluggish mouse and keyboard doesn't work at all).  
> If I ssh in from another machine and run top I can see that Xorg CPU  
> usage is at 100% and on reboot the output of  /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old is  
> as [1] below:
> It has always happened when browsing with Iceweasel. Has anyone on  
> Squeeze run into this issue? I see a very similar bug report #620138 has  
> been filed recently about xserver-xorg-video-nouveau. The PowerStation  
> has an ATI X1650.
> If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful.

I have no suggsetion to fix this. I have the same machine, see the same
problem, and the only way to make it stable was to remove support for 
Radeon DRM in the kernel.

This implies much slower software rendering. Fortunately I am not doing
graphics intensive work, being mostly at the command line prompt.


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