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SubjectRe: Again: Linux 2.4.x and AMD Athlon
Hello all,

On Friday 13 July 2001 13:12, Thomas Foerster wrote:

> I got only one oops in inode.c (forget the actual line number)
> The rest are random application crashes on XFree 4.0.3 (GeForce2 GTS, nVidi
> DRI (older version)) The System NEVER hangs, only applications crash!

Some more experiences with AMD and X-related crashes:
-> I've an Athlon 800 on a Epox EP7KXA Mobo (686A) with 512MB RAM and no
nVIDIA graphics card, but ATI XPERT 2000.

I've got similar problems with 2.4.x-kernels and I would be very glad,
if the cause could be found. The problem is more than half of a year
I posted it in this list some time ago (more than once) - nobody seemed
to be interested. I posted it 2 times to the X bug list - no interest.

But as I can see now, the problem seems to be greater than I thoght.
Therefore I write here some of my latest experiences:

# X 4.1 (if I remember right) and 2.4.6 -> a lot off solid crashes (even
pinging the machine didn't work) while starting X, no matter if DRI was
turned on or off; no matter if agp was loaded or not. Unuseable.

# X-CVS and 2.4.6ac2 eg. is working fine - with DRI turned on - I didn't
test it without DRI.

# Before, I tried to run X 4.1 and ac-Kernels. They have been crashing
too as described above. That's why I'm using X CVS.

# If I try to run X CVS and vanilla 2.4.6, I'm getting blinking screens
after some restarts of X or after long working with X. It's unuseable,

For me, it seems to be not a nVIDIA related problem.

The question for me is:
where are the differences between X CVS / X 4.1 and Vanilla / ac-patches
- and there combinations.
Why is the combination 2.4.6ac2 or the ac-patches before and X CVS
(about 4 weeks old; not DRI-CVS; but they have been merged as far as I
know) working for me without any problems?

Did you try this combination too? It would bee interersting if it would
work for you too!

Andreas Hartmann
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