Synaptics driver freezes my kernel
On 10/14/2012 12:44:32 AM, Gregory M. Turner wrote:
On 10/9/2012 4:57 AM, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
I'm using kernel 3.6.1-gentoo (which claims to have fixed a synaptics
modules bug) with
xorg-server-1.11.4-r1 (I can't use a more recent one because my ATI
graphics card is "too old"
for ati-drivers > 12.4) and xf86-input-synaptics-1.6.2.
After a few minutes, it segfaults the kernel ==> hard reset.
Without synaptics the system is rock stable (for many hours at
Has anybody made a similar experience or know about a bug fix?
Many thanks for hint,
It's been working for me for ages ... in fact for years, I maintained
a bug with an ebuild for it before it even went into the kernel.
Never seen it cause a crash, ever. Are you sure synaptics caused
your reset? Unless you have changed the defaults, last I checked, a
linux kernel panic would not cause a hard reset, but a freeze (or
what looks like one from an X11 gui).
Yes, it's definitely the synaptics driver. Perhaps it's connected with
the 3.6.x kernel series.
I have updated the drivers to the GIT version (1.6 branch) and the
probablem seems to be fixed now.
I'm still using xorg-server-1.11.4-r1 since I have to stick to the
ati-drivers-12.4 because my graphics card
is "too old".