hardy to lucid pc hard lock ups

Nick Edwards nick.z.edwards at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 01:44:12 UTC 2010

no-one brave enough ? :->

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Nick Edwards <nick.z.edwards at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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