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    Default oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    Hello altogether,

    I just upgraded my system from oS 11.2 to oS 11.3 on Thursday. I've chosen the network-CD and booted from an USB-pen-drive, as my netbook doesn't have a CD-drive.

    I new experience that my computer freezes obviously randomly. It's not just a programme crashing, but the whole computer just halts. Nothings working anymore - mouse is not moving, keyboard doesn't respond, I can't even switch to another tty.

    I tried to remember what I was doing right before the crashes. Once I used the new netbook-desktop of KDE and had typed for an application in that "cool" new desktop. The desktop wend "blank" (the application folders disappeared and I was waiting till the results were shown) and then the computer froze. Just right now I used Okular, selected some text and opened the context-menu when the computer died, the other time I closed the Yakuake with F12 and the computer didn't respond just right before the window was minimized at the top and last but not least I had that "Expose"-like window arrangement opened and clicked at the black background when everything hang up.

    What could be the reason for it? oS 11.2 worked perfectly - I hadn't had any crash during 5 months of intense use. I suspected the new graphics driver, but I can't find any reported bug about the Intel 945 GMA* or anything about the new KDE 4.4.4 on atom processors.

    I have added the output of "/usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard" at the end of this post. Are there any other information you need? Can I actually help somehow?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Simon

    Code:
    08: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)              
      [Created at pci.318]
      Unique ID: _Znp.h2UmIxANX76
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
      Hardware Class: graphics card
      Model: "Intel 945 GME"
      Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
      Device: pci 0x27ae "945 GME"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
      SubDevice: pci 0x8340 
      Revision: 0x03
      Driver: "i915"
      Driver Modules: "drm"
      Memory Range: 0xf7e00000-0xf7e7ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      I/O Ports: 0xdc00-0xdc07 (rw)
      Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
      Memory Range: 0xf7dc0000-0xf7dfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 16 (37396 events)
      I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027AEsv00001043sd00008340bc03sc00i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
      Driver Info #1:
        XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
        3D Support: yes
        Extensions: dri
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    
    09: PCI 02.1: 0380 Display controller
      [Created at pci.318]
      Unique ID: ruGf.ZmLftePh3I8
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1
      SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.1
      Hardware Class: graphics card
      Model: "Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
      Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
      Device: pci 0x27a6 "Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
      SubDevice: pci 0x8340 
      Revision: 0x03
      Memory Range: 0xf7e80000-0xf7efffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027A6sv00001043sd00008340bc03sc80i00"
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    
    Primary display adapter: #8

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    This irritating issue has been reported in other threads, and is a currently assigned task
    see https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=615649

    I have a Dell with the same card as you, and a few days ago, I implemented one solution proposed by Alex. I had only one freeze since that date.

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    Thumbs down Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    I have the same problem om my two netbooks (Atom N270, N280). I hope this ugly bug will by fixed soon. I posted it to bugzilla. I m forced to use openSUSE 11.2 to this day...i can't work on a system which has a crash everyday...

    HP Mini 5101, openSUSE 11.2

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    Did you try upgrading Xorg packages and configuring as suggested in the bug report? It might be worth a shot.

    Well, there is the solution for kernel 2.6.34:
    1. Add X11 repo
    (Index of /repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_11.3) and update
    Mesa, libdrm and xorg-x11-driver-video-intel-legacy
    2. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf:
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Default Device"
    Driver "intellegacy"
    EndSection
    3. Reboot and enjoy legacy driver stability

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    In fact, this solution allows to significantly reduce the number of freezes.
    Yesterday, I got a new one. So far the bug reported in Bugzilla is not fixed.

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    The only solution is to stay with 11.2 and wait for update or a new version. I never had so serious system stability problems like with 11.3. Its like using 'milestone 3". I hope it will be better in future...
    HP Mini 5101, openSUSE 11.2

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    Yeah. Unfortunately every computer I own has an Intel 945, so this one is killing me.

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    No freezes yet with fix from bug page comment #45... self-compiled and installed intellinux driver v2.10. *fingers crossed*

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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    Can any one confirm which comment #... works BEST with effects and no freeze for some time. I mean people who applied this some time ago.
    Thanks
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    Default Re: oS 11.3 freezes randomly on atom/intel 945

    I had problem with and without effects.
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