Blender causes X to lockup in Fedora 8 x86_64, using the packaged xorg and intel driver on a G965 chip (GMA X3000). A short while after starting blender X will freeze then attempt to restart three to four times then give up. After this I am left with a black screen with a somewhat corrupted mouse pointer in the centre, and I am unable to ctrl+alt+F2 into another terminal session. I was using the F8 packaged blender which is 32 bit. My system is a core 2 duo E6300 on an Intel DG965WH motherboard, using the integrated VGA output. I ran a yum update but this did not fix this problem. Linux is still alive after the lockup (I was able to SSH in from another machine) but I'm stuck with the black screen as described above.
To reproduce the problem start blender and move the default cube around for a while. Sooner or later the crash happens. I was using blender under KDE.
Below is the tail of my Xorg.log from where the error messages begin:
Error in I830WaitLpRing(), timeout for 2 seconds
pgetbl_ctl: 0x7ef80001 pgetbl_err: 0x0
ipeir: 0 iphdr: bfe0240d
LP ring tail: 15a68 head: 14898 len: 1f001 start 0
Err ID (eir): 0 Err Status (esr): 1 Err Mask (emr): ffffffdf
instdone: ffe5fafd instdone_1: fffff
memmode: 0 instps: 8001e022
HW Status mask (hwstam): fffedffe
IRQ enable (ier): 82 imr: fffe0000 iir: 40
acthd: 51ea7d8 dma_fadd_p: 51ea8c0
ecoskpd: 307 excc: 0
TS_CTL 0 TS_DEBUG_DATA f0fffd9
TD_CTL 0 / 0
space: 126504 wanted 131064
(II) intel(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) intel(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0x1efff000 at 0x2aaaac8cd000
(II) intel(0): [drm] Closed DRM master.
Fatal server error:
seems dup with bug#11847, though we are not able to reproduce it on our side.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 11847 ***