Author: Ralph Ronnquist
Subject: [devuan-dev] bug#746: Killed when starting modale dialog like
I studied the Xorg logs and had the following thoughts
both Xorg logs shows grief when a new monitor is connected
nvidia at about 1312258.437 and amd at about 117563.217
nvidia "survives" a long time (20h?), but with repeated hickups
amd doesn't show extended use but rather X goes down within 20 sec
I'm not sure how gpu memory is used or computed but I suppose one
possibility is that it's not enough for the 3840x2400 side monitor
(plus the 1920x1200 LCD)
possibly amd says it has 1Gb memory; nvidia appears to reserve 6GB
All that might suggest some underlying hardware issue(s) but evenso it
appears X terminates peacefully without any log line explaining why.
Perhaps a deeper code review is needed to trace what happens when a
functioning GPU "suddenly disappears".