Bug#609490: xserver-xorg: X totally hung in screensaver. Possibly i915 related?
On Saturday 26 Feb 2011 13:40:24 Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Neil Youngman <email@example.com> (09/01/2011):
> > Several times I have found the system hung in the screensaver. It
> > would not respond to CTRL_ALT-Fn or CTRL-ALT-Backspace. Absent any
> > way to remotely access the system I have been forced to do a hard
> > reset. Following the most recent incident, I have observed the
> > following messages in the log (/var/log/messages). The references to
> > i915_gem_retire_work_handler lead me to belive that this is i915
> > related.
> might be a kernel bug. Any chance you could give 2.6.37 or 2.6.38rc* a
> try? Those are available in sid and experimental respectively.
I upgraded to 2.6.37 a week ago and I have had no further problems. This is
not conclusive, but given the previous frequency of this problem, it is
probable that the kernel upgrade has solved the problem.