Drivers are unstable. It *seems* ffox is most reliable at triggering instability, but it's got to be something more fundamental, of course. I've got a crash dump (I think) to deliver to somebody (who?) once I review my system again.
Did you ever get the Firefox issue sorted out? I also have a ThinkPad and have been considering upgrading from 6.1.5 to current to get Intel drivers (and a screen resolution > 1024x768 :D). However, not being able to use a web browser that can render at least YT videos would be a dealbreaker for me for now.
From: B Harder
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: intel i915 gfx
I worked with my laptop (sans Firefox) for a few hours later today and all worked well. Notable about earlier crash: Firefox initial screen was garbled. Maybe ffox had something to do with the earlier crash. I'll retry tomorrow.
On Nov 3, 2014 10:24 AM, "B Harder" <brad.harder%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
Imagine my surprise and elation when I updated the kernel and got
high-performance, high-res gfx on my Thinkpad! It's been a long time
coming, and I'm thrilled.
That said, running X (w/ dwm window manager) froze my laptop entirely
after a few minutes. I couldn't get into the kernel debugger to get
any clues about what had happened; it was locked up tight.
If there's anything else I can to do increase logging or get
introspection, I'm happy to supply info, test builds etc. to get this
William D. Jones
Rowan University | ECE | 2012
Member Tau Beta Pi
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