[ILUG] Digital cam woes
kae at verens.com
Wed Jul 30 08:55:42 IST 2008
David Jamison wrote:
> Im not doing very well here today at all. Since I updated to KDE 4.1
> Beta2 Open Office wont work (Launchpad 237660),I cant add network
> folders (Launchpad 200925) and just looking at dmesg I think Im also
> suffering from "AMP is not SMP safe hardy lockup" (Launchpad 227671).
> If I revert to KDE 3 same issues keep occurring. I'm just mentioning
> this in case anyone is tempted to upgrade to KDE 4.1 - I think youd be
> better off leaving it for a bit till things get sorted. Im going to
> leave the camera for a bit till system is functioning a-ok again.
I can't help with Ubuntu-related questions. I use Fedora myself.
I'd recommend sticking with KDE3, though. KDE4 is simply not yet ready,
and I think it was extremely selfish and uncaring for the KDE team to
release such an unstable version as "4.0" or even "4.1" which you would
expect to be at least as good as KDE3.5. But let's not get into that...
(it's similar to Vista following XP. why release a piece of crap when
there's a perfectly usable version already out there?)
hard lockups can be hard to diagnose. In my own experience, they're
usually solved by compiling your own kernel and experimentally leaving
out bits and pieces until you find the culprit. In your case, it already
looks like it's APM that's causing the problem. You /might/ be able to
solve that one by compiling without APM (at the expense of battery life,
and the threat of overheating), or the problem might have already been
solved and an updated kernel might solve it.
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