[CentOS] bizarre firefox/X11 problem on centos 5.3

Fri Jul 24 15:57:20 UTC 2009
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 05:05:36PM -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM, fred
> smith<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> > I set up a Centos5 box at work a week or two ago. Today I had this
> > bizarre, repeatable problem:
> >
> > fire up firefox 3.5.1, browse to centos.org, go to the wiki, click the
> > HOWTO button at the top of the page, and either at that point, or a
> > moment later when clicking the link for the RAID documents, KABOOOOMMM!!!
> > X dies and you return to a login prompt. I did it at least three times.
> > Never seen that before, anybody else experienced it?
> Yes.  Please see these (long) threads:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-July/079046.html
> and
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=21070&forum=37
> Akemi
> _______________________________________________

One of those threads includes a message from Olaf Mueller in which he suggests
adding this stuff (below) to Section "Device" in your xorg.conf:

	Option 	"AccelMethod" "XAA"
	Option	"XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

I did add it, and have not been able to reproduce the crash since. 

I'm not sure what that does to performance, if anything.

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