Hangs using X

Guillermo Garcia Rojas garciarojas at solobsd.org
Tue Apr 5 11:43:37 PDT 2005

The problem here is I have a SiS 630/730 attached video card, not a

What should I do?

> Can you ssh in from another box and keep an eye on it while it is
> leading up to the problem?
> I had something similar happening in *minutes* with Xfree86 and either
> GNOME or Xfce4.
> The only process showing a problem was X itself, going from 4-5% CPU
> load to a rapid but trackable ramp up to 98%+ before it made even 'top'
> useless.
> The fix was to use *neither* the nVidia Generic, nor the card-specific
> nVidia driver, but rather 'generic VESA'
> Stable since then 24 X 7 for about a week so far.
> Card here was an elderly nVidia TNT-2 with 32 MB of RAM.
> HTH,
> Bill

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