hardy to lucid pc hard lock ups

Nick Edwards nick.z.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 23:49:25 UTC 2010

So, using vesa all has been good, today there was an intel 9xx update, has
anyone been brave enough to try it and have a good working GUI again  -
without using the inadequate vesa rubbish?

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Nick Edwards <nick.z.edwards at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi there,
> Just upgraded from hard to lucid, was impressed, after my video started
> working, I have one of those intel chips ubuntu devs don't care about it
> seems.
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated
> Graphics Device (rev 02)
> 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated
> Graphics Device (rev 02)
> Anyway, I managed to get it booting into GUI so I can log in, all is good,
> until I try play any video file, the pc hard locks up, requiring hard power
> off/on
> This as you all know is NOT good for disks!
> So, I'm hoping before I wreck another HDD (hardy never ever hibernated when
> low battery, that bug got me many times), has anyone seen/resolved this
> horrible bug?
> I have all the required gstream* plugins and ubuntu-restricted-extras
> installed, this all worked fine on hardy.
>  Google shows others having this problem too with no resolve.
> My only kernel log messages seems to be
>  [drm:i915_hangcheck_elapsed] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed... GPU hung
> render error detected, EIR: 0x00000000
> [drm:i915_do_wait_request] *ERROR* i915_do_wait_request returns -5
> (awaiting 375751 at 375750)
> In messages I also see and assume it is related
> pulseaudio[8348]: pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
> pulseaudio[8348]: main.c: Unable to contact D-Bus:
> org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoServer: Failed to connect to socket
> /tmp/dbus-nGO551cCUf: Connection refused
> pulseaudio[8348]: ratelimit.c: 11 events suppressed
> bonobo-activation-server (noel-8403): could not associate with desktop
> session: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-nGO551cCUf: Connection
> refused
> I stress, it is a hard lockup, I can not switch to console, the machine
> also is not ssh'ble nor pingable when this happens, not very good , I
> thought I left  the
> one-program-crashes-entire-pc when I left  Windows
> Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.
> Please no offense, but I do not need replies or comments from the likes of
> Karl Larsen, who in my time here never really contributes anything but
> confusion.
> Thanks again
> Nicky
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