HD 3300 GPU hang - hardware or software problem?
I have 4 nearly identical machines (same brand and model of motherbaord)
with AMD 790GX + SB750 Chipsets containing an (onbaord) Radeon HD 3300
All of these run identical systems
kernel 2.6.31-r4, xorg-server-1.6.5 and ati-drivers-9.10
On one of these machines freezes after some hours with the
following message in /var/log/messages
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: [fglrx] ASIC hang happened
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: Pid: 2698, comm: X Tainted: P W
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: Call Trace:
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: [<ffffffffa005b00c>] ?
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: [<ffffffffa00cc459>] ?
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: [<ffffffffa00cc40c>] ?
Nov 5 11:35:48 numa-iii kernel: [<ffffffffa00cb414>] ?
and so on.
Shall I conclude that this motherboard is broken?
Or is it bug in ati-drivers (not to recover from this).
What can I do otherwise?
Switch to the opensource radeon driver, it's more stable and of better quality than fglrx. I doubt you'll see another asic hang again.