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Date:      Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:22:11 -0600
From:      Gary Aitken <freebsd@dreamchaser.org>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        Matthew Seaman <matthew@freebsd.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 9.0 release hang in quiescent X
Message-ID:  <502EE033.8020402@dreamchaser.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208171437030.62252@wonkity.com>
References:  <502C7AFB.2020303@dreamchaser.org> <502C8D88.9040901@FreeBSD.org> <502EA0AB.9050708@dreamchaser.org> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208171437030.62252@wonkity.com>

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On 08/17/12 14:44, Warren Block wrote:

> If that stops the lockups, then you could try setting each in turn to a non-zero value (minutes).  Leave everything at zero except for the one being tested.  But these also seem unlikely, as it's a hardware signal from the video board to the monitor.  The suggestion of an X screensaver causing the lockup was excellent.  Even if you have no screensavers, there are other things that could be triggered, like xlock.

Not sure I understand what you're getting at.  By "other things that could be triggered" what do you mean?  e.g. xclock obviously gets "triggered" at least once per minute; you're suggesting that event could be causinging an update request while blanked out that is causing trouble?




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