Is xserver-xorg-video-glamo freezy for anyone else than just me?
om-comm at joshandbianca.net
Fri Apr 30 15:16:06 CEST 2010
I'll add something to this that I was recently reminded of. The freezes occur
much more frequently with GTK based apps. I have a utility sort of app I
wrote that I leave running all the time. After one of the upgrades (several
months ago), I noticed that elementary based apps were significantly faster
than GTK ones; so, I rewrote my app in elementary. After that, the freezes
didn't happen nearly as often.
Last weekend, I was using a GTK based app a fair amount and experienced
On Friday April 16, 2010, Josh Thompson wrote:
> I occasionally encounter this and was also thinking I must have some edge
> case hardware glitch since I haven't heard anyone else talk about it. In
> my case, I wouldn't say it's completely random - there's always something
> I do that is graphics related that causes the freeze. It's never
> something repeatable, but it is always something related to the contents
> of the screen being updated. I think that's what you are describing as
> I've not reported it before because it is so random and difficult to debug.
> I do software development professionally and know how hard it is to help
> someone with a problem that can't be intentionally reproduced.
> I'm using SHR-T. The image is dated March 3rd, 2010. I downloaded it and
> the "latest" kernel image at the same time on March 10th. It is kernel
> version 2.6.29-rc3. This is the most stable image I have run yet. I
> tried doing some upgrades at one point, but had more issues; so I
> reflashed the image. With this image, I'm probably down to only having
> this type of freeze maybe once every 2 weeks or so.
> I've never tried fbdev.
> If anyone of the devs have some suggestions as to how to try to debug this,
> I'd be happy to try. Maybe a script that periodically gathers and saves
> some data that can be reviewed after rebooting?
> Josh Thompson
> On Wednesday April 14, 2010, Neil Jerram wrote:
> > I've raised this rather vaguely a couple of times before, and IIRC no
> > one else said that they see similar problems. This time I'll try to
> > be clear and so hopefully attract a more definitive response.
> > Simply, whenever I try switching to glamo for a while (instead of
> > fbdev), I find that my phone freezes after a while: the screen and
> > buttons are unresponsive, and I can't ssh in. My only recourse is to
> > pull out the battery - which is of course a concern, as I could then
> > be corrupting the filesystem.
> > It seems completely random, and not associated with any particular
> > action. Today, for example, it happened very quickly after booting
> > up:
> > - boot up and wait for UI to appear
> > - click on keyboard icon to bring up the matchbox keyboard
> > - click on Ctrl, Alt, and X - which should bring up an xterm
> > - freeze.
> > On other occasions, that same sequence works find. Some times the
> > freeze happens after a day or more of use.
> > I see this in Debian, which is my main distro. I also see it whenever
> > I decide to try SHR again - and it effectively prevents me from being
> > able to try SHR for very long. (In Debian, I can just switch back to
> > fbdev.)
> > Does anyone else see this?
> > If not, I'm guessing it could be caused by a specific hardware fault
> > on my phone - any ideas on how I might investigate that further?
> > Once in the frozen state, is there anything better/safer to do than
> > pulling out the battery?
> > Many thanks!
> > Neil
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