Re: mozilla+XFree86+Linux-2.1.x => HARD LOCKUP (addition)

Rik van Riel (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 01:49:16 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 5 Dec 1998, QingLong wrote:
> I wrote recently:
> |
> | Mozilla somehow screws X server so that it locks up Linux totally.
> | All 2.1.x kernels I've tried since 2.1 thread started suffer from this.
> | Mozilla appears to be the only beast able to make Xserver to screw Linux.
> | Of course, there is a bug somewhere in XFree86 X server (S3V one).
> |
> I just discovered a dependence: running DMA-active application
> (here I tried a borrowed SoundBlaster card and `splay') increases
> freezing probablity dramatically.

There is a S3V driver in the SVGA server that doesn't have
this bug and works just as fast.

Check for more details, I believe this is
actually an FAQ...


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