Kyle Pablo wrote:
> The random lock ups on laptops w/ intel drivers is a known bug.
> Here is the bug report:
> Symptoms include keyboard lock ups, mouse still active but cannot
> click or select anything, only way to reboot or shutdown is to hold down
> the power button.
OK. Interesting. There is a similar bug,
reported for Intel 965. Following the comments for that bug, I switched
to XAA acceleration. I still see some artefacts, and I cannot enable
certain KDE desktop effects, but I haven't had an X crash since I went XAA.
Performance#Desktop_Effects_causes_random_freezes . I've had no more freezes
since I switched to EXA.