Dapper complete system freeze---could be 'ati' driver or epiphany browser

Guillermo Garron guillermo.fedora at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 22:23:50 UTC 2006

On 9/3/06, Tod Merley <todbot88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/3/06, Sean Hammond <sean.hammond at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for all the feedback everyone, and sorry for the delayed
> > response (I've been out of town).
> >
> > Tod Merley: I've made a note of all your suggestions, and will try to
> > keep a LiveCD around and follow them up the next time the bug occurs.
> > I'll try to get a PS/2 mouse as well if I have a chance. I have run
> > memtest for half an hour or so on the machine before, and found
> > nothing. I'll try running it overnight.
> >
> > Golfer: I might try booting an earlier kernel also.
> >
> > Based on bug no.55570, which is a duplicate of my bug, it seems that
> > switching to the vesa driver instead of ati by editing xorg.conf might
> > fix my problem. Unfortunately when I switched to vesa my monitor
> > stopped working ('signal out of range'). Anyone got any help on how I
> > could switch to the vesa driver successfully?
> >
> > I think we can see now that multiple people are experiencing this
> > problem, or at least very similar problems, but my bug and its
> > duplicate remain 'untriaged' in launchpad. I don't seem to be able to
> > change the status of the bug with my launchpad account. Someone who
> > can should confirm it.
> >
> > Thanks again for the helpful advice
> >
> Hi again Sean Hammond:
> Concerning the "signal out of range" a thought:
> 1. Copy /etc/X11/xorg.conf from a working install.
> 2. Compair with what you have when "signal out of range" occurs (less
> and vi very useful here).
> 3. Look specifically at the horizontal and vertical sync rates - if
> the "signal out of range" xorg.conf is different make it the same and
> try the results.
> 4. Check out the other differences.
> Good Hunting!
> Tod
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I can see i am not alone, i could even say fortunaly cause i thought
it could be my T30 IBM, i have been running CentOS on it for months,
with no problems at all i switched to Ubuntu because i like the view
:) and how it manage the Wireless, (so keep on CentOS on my desktop
with no wireless).
I also had those freeze problem but i could say that even it is random
i could see that if i am starting XP on my VMware Server, and as soon
as i get the first screen of the XP booting if go in that moment to
"full screen" it freeze!, if i wait till the XP is completely up, i
can go to "full Screen" with no problems, but i got freeze in some
other ramdomic moments, I also have an ATI Radeon on my laptop.

Do you think we will get a patch for this problem? or I should forget
about Ubuntu and go back to CentOS?


Guillermo Garron
(Using FC5, CentOS4.2 and Ubuntu 6.06)

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