Originally Posted by netllama
winterlove, I'm not convinced that the instability you are reporting is related to the rest of this thread. I'd suggest starting a new thread with a bug report. Also, I'm not sure what a dosbox is in Linux.
I never had any problems with other applications, even games that extensively use openGL. Other than that my system seems stable.
Dosbox is a IBM-PC Emulator designed to play old dos games (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
It uses openGL (as one of several options) to hardware accelerate scaling of the graphics output. I can also turn of openGL in which case I don't experience any problems.
So it seems openGL related also (AFAIK mplay also uses openGL).
With dosbox the problem is very indeterministic so I couldn't track down a function sequence causing the hang. Sometimes it launches fine for many times (especially if you try to debug it ;-) and then I get it twice.
PS: If you still think the problem is a different one i will post this again in a new thread tomorrow when I come back