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Re: Insane, bazaar Windows Video Driver clash with 'svn ci'

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-15 21:18:07 CET

Wow. Thanks for posting that. Are you subscribed to this list (i.e.,
would you notice if someone else posted with the same problem?)


JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org> writes:
> I was going to post this into Bugzilla but as directed by the great issue
> tracker front page, here it is for the list instead. :-)
> This is for reference only, in the hope of saving someone else some time,
> so the list archives might be sufficient. If not, please reply to me
> directly as I'm not a list member.
> My XP2 Pro workstation recently crashed and when I rebooted I was stupid
> enough to run Windows Update on it. (Damned if you do and damned if you
> don't.) I compounded my initial stupidity by installing an updated video
> driver. BIG mistake. Not only did that remove the odd resolution option
> I find most comfortable, but it caused the Windows SVN (1.1.1) to HARD
> LOCK the system to the point I had to pull the plug, each and every time I
> did an 'svn ci.' How insane and bazaar is it that a video driver
> "upgrade" could cause such a thing?
> Using XP system check points to revert to 1 and 2 days ago failed to cure
> the problem, naturally. Finally after 12 hours of messing around (it
> can't possible be the video driver!) I was able to find and reinstall the
> original driver, at which point everything Just Worked again. Mind
> boggling.
> 'svn (up|st|log)' all worked fine. TortoiseSVN commits worked fine too!
> I suspect there may have been an interaction when SVN tried to open
> Notepad (SVN_EDITOR=notepad) for my commit log entry, but that didn't
> occur to me until after I fixed it so I didn't test for that using -m or
> something other than Notepad.
> As an aside, I recently finished my CVS-->SVN and RCS-->CVS-->SVN
> conversions. Somewhat painful, which had more to do with previous RCS
> related work habits and doing a cvs2svn full conversion than anything
> else. But generally cvs2svn worked great, and SVN, TortoiseSVN and the
> book are awesome!
> Specific configuration issues related to the Video Driver clash below,
> just in case they are ever useful.
> PC: Dell Optiplex GX260, P4
> Video card: built-in Intel 82845G
> OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, all patches as of 2005-01-10
> Driver that works: Dell-12-XPA06.EXE
> * Production Version Release
> * Intel(R) Extreme Graphics Driver
> * Microsoft Windows 2000
> * Microsoft Windows XP
> * Driver Revision:
> * Package: 15569
> * 12.0.1 Production Version
> * January 30, 2003
> Later,
> JP
> ----------------------------|:::======|-------------------------------
> JP Vossen, CISSP |:::======| jp{at}jpsdomain{dot}org
> My Account, My Opinions |=========| http://www.jpsdomain.org/
> ----------------------------|=========|-------------------------------
> You used to have to reboot the Windows 9.x series every couple of days
> because it would crash. Now you have to reboot Windows 200x or XP
> every month on 'Patch Tuesday.' How is that better or more stable?
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