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Re: [trinity-users] frequent hangups

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 17:22:55 -0400
Istvan Gabor composed on 2017-05-26 21:50 (UTC+0200):

> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
>         Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device d000
>         Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
>         Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
>         Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
>         I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
>         Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
>         Capabilities: <access denied>
>         Kernel driver in use: i915
>         Kernel modules: i915

That output doesn't identify your gfx very well. The PCI device ID ####:#### is
absent. It seems from a quick Google it may be 6th gen aka Skylake.

'lspci -nnk | grep VGA' would provide the PCI ID, as would 'hwinfo --gfxcard'.

> Driver is
> [   594.978] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
> [   594.979] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
> [   594.979] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> [   594.979]    compiled for 1.16.1, module version = 2.99.916
> [   594.979]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
> [   594.979]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
What type of video cable is connected? What are your display specs?

There is another video driver option you can try. To do so, uninstall
xf86-video-intel, and install xf86-video-modesetting. Then the modesetting
driver should be used automatically on next TDM or X session start. My only
13.2/Trinity PC is using it, but its Intel gfx is a older than Skylake
(Eaglelake, 4th gen), and it's only a test machine.

If you use an IceWM session instead of TDE, do the hangs go away?

How frequent is "frequently"? What apps are running when it happens? Any clues
in ~/.xsession-errors or Xorg.0.log or /var/log/tdm.log or the tail of journalctl?
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