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Old 02-04-2010, 11:28 PM
JW Foster
 
Default Google Earth kills system

I built Google Earth as instructed in the installer. It starts OK then
as soon as the browser pops open both the mouse & my keyboard freeze up
& I have to reboot. It seems to open the browser & a popup with tips.
I,m able to kill the tips,if I leave the curser in the browser screen,
but in seconds the mouse dies & keyboard freezes up. Both are completely
unresponsive. Any tips?
Thanks
John


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Old 02-05-2010, 05:33 AM
"Cybe R. Wizard"
 
Default Google Earth kills system

On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 18:28:10 -0600
JW Foster <jfoster81747@verizon.net> wrote:

> I built Google Earth as instructed in the installer. It starts OK then
> as soon as the browser pops open both the mouse & my keyboard freeze
> up & I have to reboot. It seems to open the browser & a popup with
> tips. I,m able to kill the tips,if I leave the curser in the browser
> screen, but in seconds the mouse dies & keyboard freezes up. Both are
> completely unresponsive. Any tips?
> Thanks
> John
>
Do you have a 3d accelerated graphics card and, if so, is it enabled?
Googleearth needs the heavy-duty graphics capabilities.

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:49 AM
Freeman
 
Default Google Earth kills system

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 12:33:19AM -0600, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 18:28:10 -0600
> JW Foster <jfoster81747@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> > I built Google Earth as instructed in the installer. It starts OK then
> > as soon as the browser pops open both the mouse & my keyboard freeze
> > up & I have to reboot. It seems to open the browser & a popup with
> > tips. I,m able to kill the tips,if I leave the curser in the browser
> > screen, but in seconds the mouse dies & keyboard freezes up. Both are
> > completely unresponsive. Any tips?
> > Thanks
> > John
> >
> Do you have a 3d accelerated graphics card and, if so, is it enabled?
> Googleearth needs the heavy-duty graphics capabilities.
>

Before I got fglrx configured for 3D support, GoogleEarth just popped up a
warning that it would run slowly and haltingly, complete with instructions,
and it did. It didn't crash.

Once fglrx was installed correctly, it ran great.

Then support for my Radeon Mobility FireGL 9000 was dropped and the 2.6.30
kernel came along. fglrx upgrades eventually stopped working in the 2.6.26
kernel and I changed to Firmware-Linux and moved to the 2.6.30 and the new
xserver-xorg.

That seemed fine and, strangely, to improve over time. It went from
flickering but not quite halting to running very smoothly in the course of
about 4 sessions. A few days later GoogleEarth and xscreensaver started
seg-faulting severely. They took out big sections of my file system on
*two* computers.

I've never had crashes like that in 7 years of Debian. I've got one drive
completely down and unbootable.

I haven't found much evidence of what happened. None of the upgraded
packages in that period seem X related. I've just been living in CLI land
until I get time to repair and investigate more.

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:52 PM
Freeman
 
Default Google Earth kills system

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 12:49:13AM -0800, evenso wrote:
>
> I haven't found much evidence of what happened. None of the upgraded
> packages in that period seem X related. I've just been living in CLI land
> until I get time to repair and investigate more.

Although Googleearth is not mentioned, some of the segfault crashes in below
testing packages were happening to my system at the same time Googleearth
was causing similar problems. So it is CLI mode testing for me until
whenever.

Special attention to item 2, libgl1-mesa.dri, marked fixed in 7.7-1, which
is in experimental and doesn't even apply to an i386 system outside of hurd
and kfreebsd.

----begin list-----

grave bugs of xserver-xorg (-> 1:7.5+3) <forwarded>
#568421 - X hangs after upgrade from 7.4 to 7.5

grave bugs of libgl1-mesa-dri (-> 7.6.1-1) <marked as done in some version>
#565427 - libgl1-mesa-dri: any 3d applications completely freeze system
# (Fixed: 7.7-1)

critical bugs of xserver-xorg (-> 1:7.5+3) <unfixed>
#567619 - xserver-xorg: After upgrading squeeze xserver stops responding
#567318 - gnome-screensaver causes X session crash
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-video-nv (-> 1:2.1.15-1) <unfixed>
#568170 - xserver-xorg-video-nv: nv driver causes segfault in X server
# during InitOutput
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-input-all (-> 1:7.5+3) <unfixed>
#567756 - xserver-xorg-input-all: keyboard not working after squeeze
# upgrade
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-video-sis (-> 1:0.10.2-1) <unfixed>
#546714 - sis: color issues with 0.10.1 and server 1.6
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-video-intel (-> 2:2.9.1-2) <unfixed>
#567563 - Unable to switch to the console
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-video-nv (-> 1:2.1.15-1) <unfixed>
#383465 - Contains obfuscated source code, DFSG violation?
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-input-wacom (-> 0.10.3+20100109-1) <unfixed>
#567569 - Unable to bind some core keys to pad buttons


critical bugs of xserver-xorg (-> 1:7.3+20) <unfixed>
#567318 - gnome-screensaver causes X session crash
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-video-nv (-> 1:2.1.15-1) <unfixed>
#568170 - xserver-xorg-video-nv: nv driver causes segfault in X server
# during InitOutput
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-input-all (-> 1:7.5+3) <unfixed>
#567756 - xserver-xorg-input-all: keyboard not working after squeeze
# upgrade
grave bugs of xserver-xorg-video-sis (-> 1:0.10.2-1) <unfixed>
#546714 - sis: color issues with 0.10.1 and server 1.6
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-video-intel (-> 2:2.9.1-2) <unfixed>
#567563 - Unable to switch to the console
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-video-nv (-> 1:2.1.15-1) <unfixed>
#383465 - Contains obfuscated source code, DFSG violation?
serious bugs of xserver-xorg-input-wacom (-> 0.10.3+20100109-1) <unfixed>
#567569 - Unable to bind some core keys to pad buttons

----end list----

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