Different Video option ideas
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Linda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 01/16/2011 11:54 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 17/01/2011 00:33, Linda wrote:
I have an old Toshiba A56 Satellite laptop computer. It was freezing in Windows and driving the employee nuts. I installed 8.04 LTS on it and it never froze up in the year and a half it was running 8.04 LTS. I have now upgraded it to 10.04 LTS. To get video to work I use the i915.modeset=1 xforcevesa however now if the user logs off and the computer sits idle for an extended period of time it will freeze. I can not find the specs for the computer anywhere but the A55 has Intel Extreme Graphics so maybe it is the same. Does anyone have suggestions for a different video setting to try that might work better? For now I have just told the user to shutdown rather than log off as a work around, since so far it only freezes on the login screen.
I don't have an answer but only a question: are you sure that it is 'freezing' or simply going into something like hibernation? (and when it does "freeze" what do you do to "unfreeze" it"?) [Another question while I think of it :-) : was this upgrade a fresh install or an upgrade in the true sense (via the Update Manger)?
 What's set in System>Preferences>Screensaver>PowerManagement?
It was a clean install. When it freezes it will not respond to keyboard, or mouse, nor can you ssh in so I have to turn off the power and reboot
The laptop is always plugged in since the battery will not hold a charge. The power management shows *Put to sleep - never, when lid is shut - shutdown, Turn off display after 30 min. I did change this to never, maybe it could solve the problem.
* * * * * * * * * * Linda
Have you checked /var/log/Xorg.(n).log to see if it really is xorg crashing, also see if xorg is really using vesa not intel there too. I say this because most freeze ups are graphics related and this could be a 3d screensaver invoking before hibernate/suspend timeout occurs.
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