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Date:      Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:06:24 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 9.0 release hang in quiescent X
Message-ID:  <20120816070624.d876f75e.steve@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <502C7AFB.2020303@dreamchaser.org>
References:  <502C7AFB.2020303@dreamchaser.org>

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On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:45:47 -0600
Gary Aitken <ah@dreamchaser.org> wrote:

> I've been struggling trying to ignore something and it refuses to go
> away :-(.
> 
> Running 9.0 release on an amd 64 box, standard kernel, 16GB, SSD
> (/, /usr, /var, /tmp) + HDDs, visiontek 900331 graphics card (ati radeon
> hd5550).  
> 
> As long as I am using the system, things seem to be fine.  However, when
> I leave the system idle for an extended period of time (e.g. overnight,
> out for the day, etc.), it often refuses to return from whatever state it
> is in.  The screen is blank and in standby for power saving, and
> <ctl><alt> Fn won't get me a console prompt.  The only way I know to
> recover is to power off and reboot.

	Are you running any kind of screensaver ?

> Xorg.0.log shows the following errors:
>   (EE) RADEON(0): Acceleration initialization failed
> However, the display works fine and I'm assuming I'm just getting slow
> rendering, which is ok in this case.

	Sometimes the OpenGL screen saver modules crash without proper
hardware support. If you're running a screensaver try disabling it and just
using display blanking.

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