I have a problem with running compiz-fusion on my Fedora 8 x86_64 SMP
system with Nvidia Geforce 6600 (vanilla card, using nvidia-kmod from Livna).
1Gb DDR2 RAM @ ~800+Mhz;
2.1Ghz AMD64 dual core socket AM2 OCed @ 2.8Ghz stable
external water cooling: temps 28*C 24*C idle -- 38*C 35*C load
PCI-E Geforce 6600 128Mb video RAM; speeds: mem 400Mhz, gpu 300Mhz (currently running at stock speeds)
First of all, I can install and run compiz-fusion (aka c-f). I don't need a how-to article to install my video drivers, c-f, edit the xorg.conf, or much else. I am not a random noob to Linux, as I have been with Redhat/Fedora since 2001.
My problem is with stability
. I can use c-f for a few hours without a slowdown. What I can't do is leave c-f running for longer than maybe 5 hours. Of coarse, 5 hours is just an example, c-f will freeze my entire system intermittently
after about 4 hours or so. It usually happens when I click the c-f icon, do my routine computer use, leave the computer idle for hours, then come back and do my routine computer use. My routine computer use includes normal web browsing, games, music, movies, torrents, etc. The entire machine will freeze...
This c-f freeze is not something I can predict when it will happen. It might happen after 4 hours of use, or maybe it will happen after 10 hours of use. It is totally intermittent and not related to any program I run, CPU usage, mem usage, CPU temps, hardware issues.
The whole system comes to a dead stop
. I can't move the mouse cursor, it looks like I took a screenshot and opened it to fullscreen. I have tried to restart the X server with CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE
like I would normally do in an X lockup. It doesn't make any difference. I can't even do CTRL-ALT-F1 to a terminal and asses things there. It is total annihilation and I must hit the PSU switch in the back of the machine.
I know for a fact that this is not a hardware issue. Without compiz-fusion running, I have uptimes
of 18 and 19 days. This is without hibernate or suspend, and with 3D gaming, wine gaming, and normal desktop use. I have run Linux stress tests on my hardware such as mprime, along with the rare booting of WinXP 64 I use to stress test with prime95 and CPU-Z for overclocking stats.
I had this same, exact problem when I used Beryl on Fedora 6. I can't recall if this was a problem with Beryl on Fedora Core 5, though.
Can anybody give me a clue as to why I have this freeze?
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