On Friday 20 February 2009 08:10:02 Tejas Dinkar wrote:
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Lorenzo Villani sent out 2.0K bytes to say:
> Same problem here, same graphic driver and same adapter. I heard this is
> an intel driver issue (lockups magically disappeared after the switch to
> the 'vesa' driver - ouch! - on my laptop).
I've switched to vesa as well.
It's the only thing that prevents the lockups for me. But I'm crying
because all the nice eye candy is missing.
Xorg -configure :1 && sed 's/intel/vesa/' xorg.conf.new >
is the simplest way to switch :P.
If you are still facing lockups, I suggest you guys be very very
careful. It seems like every open file gets some sort of corruption with
the kernel panic. I lost a (nearly everything) on my /home partition
thanks to this, and various config files (most commonly akregator's
config file) kept vanishing. Take a backup of your .kde folder (and
everything else that matters) NOW.
If this makes any sense to you:
I've noticed that it is slightly safer to press power button once, allow
the kernel to panic, then hold power button again for n secs (to
poweroff), instead of just holding power button.
Trust me, a message telling you that you need to run fsck on your /home
is not funny.
Driver problems a very important to us all. They will stand a better chance
of getting sorted if problems are reported. Please check bugzilla, and if no
suitable report exists, create one.