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    Default Memory Leak Question

    Hi,

    I have Ubuntu 7.10 on a Fujitsu E8210 with ATI Mobility X1400 graphics. I have tried virtually every fglrx driver since 8.28 in the last year or so. I managed to get one very stable setup at a point around 8.37 or something like that... Compiz, Suspend, etc. all worked.

    Eventually, with enough fiddling, I screwed it up royally resulting in flickering spots on the screen, suspend problems, networking problems, the list grew..

    I went to 7.11 and had all sorts of problems with Compiz, lockups, freezing.. I jumped to 7.12 and lost widescreen 1680x1050... I reverted to 7.11 without Compiz, but endured freezes.. lockups.. especially after just leaving the machine on for a few hours.

    I would return to my desktop session after a few hours of no use and just mousing on the desktop would freeze the system.

    So I reverted to 8.40 today looking for that sweet spot of no freezing. Is that due to the OpenGL memory leak? How can I see if that affects me now? I use the command top and see no big memory hogs.

    What version of fglrx can I use for maximum stability. I have no idea if I should stick with 8.40 or revert to earlier 8.37. Anyone have any experience with choosing a driver based on proven stability and Ubuntu 7.10 for an X1400 class of card???

    Thanks!

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    Oh dude, that could be me writing. Are you my lost twin brother or something :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by hunkybill View Post
    I reverted to 7.11 without Compiz, but endured freezes.. lockups.. especially after just leaving the machine on for a few hours.

    I would return to my desktop session after a few hours of no use and just mousing on the desktop would freeze the system.
    That is interesting. I've had the same issues and a X1400 card but not seen anyone mention them around here before.

    The sweet spot for me was kernel 2.6.20 + fglrx 8.35.5 - nice XVideo, suspend-to-ram, ok OpenGL performance. Of course going back to 2.6.20 now, I would lose support for other stuff such as the card reader and the virtualization I use and so on. Rock and a hard place.

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