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Re: kernel- locks up computer when starting X

Mike Chambers wrote:
On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 10:20 -0500, Kyle McMartin wrote:
On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 05:59:07AM -0600, Mike Chambers wrote:
This kernel, up to and including .108 (?) boots up to x, then the screen
gets garbage and locks up the machine, no

You've failed to provide any sort of useful debugging information. What
video chipset do you use? What architecture?

Oops, forgot. i686 PIV 2.8Ghz 1G Ram, ATI x1300 AGP card.

You might be effected by the problem that I have with the ati driver.


Boot to runlevel 3 and try to start X as a regular user. You should be in a state which you are seeing with runlevel 5. You need to be in runevel 3 in order to get past gdm where it also locks up and prevents xorg from writing out a log file.

Kill the machine or try to ssh into it booting into runlevel 3 again, Copy the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log over somewhere and then edit your /etc/xorg.conf file and change the driver to vesa and afterward as a regular user run startx again and observe the content of your saved log file for X.

If you are seeing the same problem, add the information to the bug report above. I am hoping for another victim to prove repeatability. According to previous replies, the error is input but effects the ati driver somehow.


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