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    Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    (From https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/030673.html)

    We are looking for people to help test this update. If you want to test the updated packages be sure to your put your results on the wiki page listed below.

    Hello fellow developers,

    On April 15, a major memory leak was introduced into the X.org server which causes the computer to get slower and slower over some hours, and finally becoming totally sluggish. This is tracked in https://launchpad.net/bugs/565981 .

    Thanks to the tireless investigations of Robert Hooker and Tormod Volden, this was tracked down to a recently added patch which fixed some crashes intoduced by the GLX 1.4 enablement patches. A first attempt to fixing the memory problem wasn't successful unfortunately, and isn't easy.

    The safest solution right now is to roll back all three patches. This will fix both the memory leak and thus the performance problem, as well as avoid the X crashes which were introduced by the GLX 1.4 enabling. While we had this combination before, we haven't tested it with the current lucid userspace, and thus we need some extensive tests on various hardware to get more data about it.

    I set up a wiki page to explain how to install the proposed packages and for adding feedback:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Testing/GEMLeak

    On Friday we will check how much and which kind of feedback we got, and depending on that will decide about the risk of putting it into Lucid final, or doing an early SRU. (We need testing feedback in either case, of course).

    Thank you in advance for helping with testing!

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    The first link above is dead

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    After a reboot it still says "GLX version: 1.4", now what?
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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    Quote Originally Posted by MacUntu View Post
    After a reboot it still says "GLX version: 1.4", now what?
    Are you using a proprietary graphics driver?

    This does not affect cards using proprietary drivers

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    *facepalm*

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    Please excuse me for being a pain but being visually impaired I can sometimes overlook the obvious

    First of all I have Intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics so I feel I should get into this. Another reason for this thinking is that I noticed this behavior in a fresh upgrade from Karmic to Lucid about 48 hours ago, but not my "main" Lucid which was (re)installed on 04/01/2010 even though I get this:

    Code:
    lance@lance-desktop:~$ glxinfo | grep "GLX version"
    GLX version: 1.4
    .

    What my blind old self can't see is how to add myself and my machine to "testing" here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Testing/GEMLeak



    I will add this info to the bug report after checking the "GLX version" in that "upgraded" version of Lucid.

    Also your first link is broken

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    You need a Launchpad account, once you've logged in, click the Edit link in the far left just above the page title.

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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    The xserver-xorg-video-ati driver has issues of its own. Those who use passive cooling for your GPU, be aware that there are heat issues with that driver. If you are on a laptop, it is bad enough to cause the computer to shut down due to BIOS safety settings. Watching about 5 minutes of flash video is about all it takes for my laptop to shut itself off.

    http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27705

    Here's a thread discussing who is having this issue and who is not affected.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1458089
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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    You need a Launchpad account, once you've logged in, click the Edit link in the far left just above the page title.
    Already have an account:

    https://launchpad.net/~lbsolost

    Ahhh, maybe I see! When you're blind as a bat (and the Xorg devs disregard you) you end up using fonts that hide things:

    Screenshot.jpg

    See how the tabs to the right cover up some stuff? How can I tell what that says?

    It's also impossible to "click on"

    For now I'm just using the bug report. My comments are too long anyway.

    Edit: looking again and I'll be snookered if I can see an Edit link? It's like my fonts + resolution just hide things.
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    Re: Call for testing: X.org server update [URGENT]

    I have to use Vesa driver on two of my machines. I take it that this doesn't affect them?

    Edit: just realised: of course, I can't enable Compiz with Vesa driver, so irrelevant, I think.
    Last edited by Irihapeti; April 21st, 2010 at 10:14 PM.
    Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.

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