[Mageia-dev] Video/X/GL/gnome-shell issues?

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Mon Jul 23 22:23:11 CEST 2012

Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> writes:


>>>> I'm having issues with X due to intel drivers. Gnome-shell crashes
>>>> frequently with "out of space" errors in some intel thing which smells
>>>> to me like something leaking textures.
>>> Should be fixed by the new driver I pushed this morning
>> I'm using nouveau though.
>> For me I can pretty easily make the system become problematic. Most
>> reliably is by using a video player (usually mplayer, but also in
>> totem). For one by skipping ahead in the video. Another is that pausing
>> doesn't really work.
>> Even e.g. closing tabs in Firefox sometimes locks up. Eventually firefox
>> recovers.
> Yeah I've still got fmutex locks in gnome-shell (totally frozen UI until
> a kill -9 which quite freqnently results in a respawn with a similarly
> frozen UI) and it does sometimes just crash and restart itself at
> random. Also seen similar problems to those you describe with firefox too.
> I'm tempted to blame mesa to some degree, but no real evidence :)

There was indeed a refcount fix
(c3bc41011f9ffe648b7dd4915c6202b776cd1ab4) in mesa that I did not have in
my snapshot.
I am updating it.

Olivier Blin - blino

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