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Kyle Liddell wrote:
Thanks for those tips, i'll keep on trying.
> One thing: in your original mail you said that your "machine crashes".
> What exactly do you mean? X crashes and goes back to the console? X
> locks up, but can use machine remotely? System locks
I admit that was a bit unprecise. What happens is that sometimes the X
Server stops responding, meanwhile there's A LOT of hard disk activity
(swapping?). I also encountered the situation that the window
decorations (symbols for closing, minimizing, etc.) are gone and
basically just about all KDE functionality is unavailable, i can only
see the topmost window (and i think that windows from different desktops
were mixed into one desktop too). In this situation i also got some log
entries in Strg+Alt+F12 saying smth. about HighMem, wich was full.
> If just X dies I'd say you just need to keep kicking around drivers and
> options, but if your system locks up/crashes I'd still look into
> something involving hardware...maybe run nvidia-settings while you try
> to crash the system and see if the GPU temp gets too high, etc etc.
> (What are your CPU/system/GPU temps during idle and compile anyway (if
> disabling RenderAccel didn't fix the problem)).
I will report on that shortly, after i was able to do those test. Though
i dont think it could be thermal problems since i had no problems at all
witch my second gentoo installation (gentoo-i386).
Thanks for all those proposals and good night from germany for now. :-)
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