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My Ubuntu distro keeps locking up, atleast everytime the screensaver goes on.

I bet this is a video card issue (ati 9800 pro), since in Windows i gotta use 4x agp instead of 8x agp or the computer locks up everytime i play a game or just random.

 

I've installed the fglrx drivers and they work fine, i have 3d acceleration and all. Tried to set the AgpMode option to "4", but it still freezes.

 

Anyone have a tip on what i can do?

 

I checked if i can set the max\min agp usage in BIOS but i can't. :(

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any errors in /var/log.. ?

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also try this

 

set the screensaver to just a 'blank screen' and see does it still lock up

 

if not, then set it to an opengl screensaver and see what happens

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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i know exactly what this is.... happened to me too :) there is a known problem with the 2.6 kernel (i believe next release will fix this).

 

add "noinotify" to the kernel command line.

 

that will fix it ;)

 

if you look it will sometimes happen with utilities that use gam_server.. which blows up :)

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add "noinotify" to the kernel command line.

How? Where? :\

 

if you look it will sometimes happen with utilities that use gam_server.. which blows up :)

And what does this mean? :>

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Ok i got it, did some googling.

Now i added the noinotfy to the kernel command, gonna try some

screensavers and stuff now.

 

If this works i can go to the step of getting battlefield 1942 installed\working

Wich is my primary goal ;)

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If this works i can go to the step of getting battlefield 1942 installed\working

Wich is my primary goal wink.gif

 

dude

 

if you get battlefield 1942 to work please DO post a howto here, i'd love to read it

 

then once done i'll give you a game of desert combat (DC FINAL) :P

 

i just love that game !

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Its still unstable! Argh. Ill just try around. :\

 

Yeah anyweb. I've seen people posting pictures of bf1942 in linux so its possible.

We need to play some time alright. :) I'll whoop your ass btw.

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I'll whoop your ass btw.

 

ok, the challenge is set, i'm ready to take you on when we both can agree on a time,

 

how about tonite !! once the kids are asleep, i'm up for a game

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Its still unstable! Argh. Ill just try around. :\

 

argh.. major negative :(

 

whats the kernel (im on 2.6.11-1-686)... and maybe check the dmesg?

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You know, it could be a processor overheating issue.  Used to happen to me all the time.

 

yes, good point.. installing lm_sensors and checking the core temps could indicate this..

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guys this happened to me, i find if i just disable screen savers and dont lock the ternimal its fine but then again security isnt the best if you leave your terminal unlocked :(

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You know, it could be a processor overheating issue. Used to happen to me all the time.
Actually the most problems I have had is my Hard Drives locking up cause of over heating. It seems the way Ubuntu Linux uses the Hard drives so much they easily over heat on me. Mostly does it when I multi task doing many things all at once. A simple fan over my Hard Drives solved that mostly. I had problems with dual booting tell I did that to. Have had very little problems now. Other then leaving my PC on for weeks without a fresh restart. Then Linux Ubuntu seems to bog down on me a little. But any OS will do that it seem. Still not at all bad as Windows does. :P

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