On 17 Oct, 2010, at 8:31 PM, David Zuccaro wrote:
> I tried this. The crash still happens.
> I have been reading various threads on the subject. Such as:
> But no clear fix is presented but it has been marked as resolved.
I'm not sure that the first case is related to your situation, since it
relates to X failing to start - this is not what you are seeing. The second
sounds like your case. Their bug # 23082 is not closed, so it might be a bit
of waiting game while a final version patch is developed and gradually makes
its way into distro releases. Hopefully you have turned on 'backports' or are
perhaps considering Squeeze, as Lenny is essentially finished. You should
probably also file a bug report with Debian, or at least mention this on their
forums or listmail. Otherwise it is unlikely that they will take the effort to
put this in their Lenny repository.
> I'm a bit wary of using a nonstandard kernel under debian.
Well, we're not talking anything that drastic - at least not yet. The
most radical suggestion i would contemplate now would be to force X.Org back to
the previous version. However, i'm not exactly sure how this would be
accomplished; it'd be particularly tricky since so many other packages depend
on it. It is very likely that Gnome in Lenny would cease to work, and you'd
have to regress it as well. The resulting chain reaction would essentially end
up having a system that was so Etch-like that it would be easier to go back to
I do have one more simple idea that might be worth trying: change your
screen resolution down to a smaller one and see if that doesn't help. It could
be that the crash is due to memory used by the onboard video being stolen by
the CPU, and it simply wasn't likely to happen until you changed to a larger
monitor and [presumably] a screen mode needing more bytes.
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