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RE: Graphics problem
by Pettman on Saturday June 28th 2008, 4:00
Does the freeze only happen in Warcraft 3 or does it happen whenever you use some openGL stuff?
To find out if it's openGL usage in general that freezes the computer: close all other programs (or at least save whaterver you are doing in them), open a terminal, run glxgears, and wait. If it's general openGL usage that causes the freeze, the computer will freeze.
In case your computer freezes I suggest you read up on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sysrq which can help you safely reboot your system even if it freezes.
Myself I've had massive troubles with my ati radeon 9600 pro (a very similar GPU) and its driver freezing the system. Lately the I've got it to work by using the free, open-source, "ati" driver (fglrx just gives me a headache) and adding Option "AGPMode" "4" to my xorg.conf (under the Device section, it should contain stuff like Identifyer and Driver).