Intermittent freezing

Takehiko Abe keke at
Fri Oct 29 13:56:15 UTC 2010

>> If your laptop uses Intel graphics, the culprit might be:
>> I had a similar problem and was able to fix it by undoing the fedora
>> patch for xorg-x11-drv-intel as suggested by Colin Macdonald:
> I had similar problem with HP NC8000 (fedora 13
> #1 SMP). I found the desktop got frozen when firefox is playing some
> video stuff.

My problem was a bit different in that firefox is not involved. So no
guarantee. Please refer to the above bug #528312. The bug report is
long and there are multiple fixes proposed.

> could you give a detailed steps on how you did this? thank

The origin:

  Comment #70

Short version:

  1. Downloaded xorg-x11-drv-intel source.
  2. Build it without uevent.patch

Long version:

1. Downloaded xorg-x11-drv-intel source.

   $ yumdownloader --source xorg-x11-drv-intel

2. Install packages required for building the package.

   $ sudo yum-builddep xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.11.0-5.fc13.src.rpm

3. Create ~/rpmbuild tree and install src files there

   $ rpmdev-setuptree
   $ rpm -ivh xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.11.0-5.fc13.src.rpm

4. Move to ~/rpmbuild

   $ cd ~/rpmbuild

5. Remove uevent.patch

   Delete (or comment out) the two lines from
   SPECS/xorg-x11-drv-intel.spec :

   "Patch60: uevent.patch"


   "%patch60 -p1 -b .uevent"

6. Build

   $ rpmbuild -bb SPECS/xorg-x11-drv-intel.spec

7. Install

   $ sudo rpm -i --force RPMS/XXX/xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.11.0-5.fc13.XXX.rpm

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