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Re: [vox-tech] Crashing X (cool LCD effect :) )

På tisdag, 03 februari 2004, skrev Bill Kendrick:
> Melissa was doing something in Gimp last night (she was in the midst of
> cropping a single-layer scanned image) when suddenly her LCD screen
> looked like it was being microwaved or something.  (Looked kind of similar
> to what my Zaurus LCD does when it's shutting down for a reboot.)
> I checked logs, and one of the results of these crashes seems to be
> some notifications regarding something called 'mtrr':
> In /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog:
>   Feb  3 06:03:57 hachinosu kernel: mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch [...]
>   Feb  3 06:03:57 hachinosu kernel: mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
> That's about all I could come up with (I'm also sick, tired, and low on
> blood sugar right now, so my brain's a bit slow)
> The system is an IBM Thinkpad T-20.  lspci shows the video card as:
>   01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 11)
> XFree86 is version (Debian 4.2.1-6 20030327121809...) from here:
>   deb http://people.fsn.hu/~pasztor/debian woody xfree
> It's a Woody box running it's build of kernel 2.4.18-686.

It might be this bug:


(scroll down or search for 'XFree86 XAA library patch (Recommended)')

I quote:

		I discovered a bug in the X server's XAA code (outside the SiS driver),
		which has been there since before 4.1 - and was never detected until
		recently. This bug is now more often triggered by the RENDER
		acceleration, but might show up even without it, for example, after
		heavy Xv usage. Download the archive for your version of XFree below,
		extract the archive and copy the file libxaa.a over the old one in
		/usr/X11R6/lib/modules. Don't forget to do that again everytime you
		update your X packages! Debian users: Debian's 4.2.1-12 and
		4.3.0-pre1v3 versions do not require this patch, previous versions do.

This sounds like the behavior that you described.

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