[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Xorg cpu usage 100% on Squeeze

On Fre, 2011-04-15 at 12:08 +0200, Gabriel Paubert wrote: 
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 06:06:33PM +0100, Pat Wall wrote:
> >
> > 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.

Basically, it looks like the GPU locks up. Does

Option "RenderAccel" "off"

in xorg.conf work around the problem?

You could try enabling KMS, but you might run into other issues with
that which Gabriel reported on the linuxppc-dev list. It might work
better with newer kernel/X/driver from testing/sid/experimental, but
don't expect any miracles.

> 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.

You could just disable the DRI with

Option "DRI" "off"

in xorg.conf. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                http://www.vmware.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

Reply to: