2.4.10 crashes hard when starting X.

From: Carl-Johan Kjellander (carljohan@kjellander.com)
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 21:32:38 EST

When I tried 2.4.10 my machine crashed really hard upon starting the
Xserver, not even alt-sysrq-SU worked, but alt-sysrq-B did reboot the
machine. I've been trying divide and conquer to find out which kernel
that crashes my machine from 2.4.8 and 2.4.10.

2.4.8 works fine
2.4.9 works fine
2.4.10-pre8 works fine
... (will try other kernels between pre8 and final tomorrow)
2.4.10 crashes hard

I can here the monitor changing resolition just before the machine
halts, but the screen is all black so I can't see any oopsmessages.
I've tried with and without FB-console and with and without DRI

Since alt-sysrq-S doesn't work, there is no usable message in
/var/log/messages or output from startx.

The only patch applied is the ext3 patch.

The system is a Pentium II and the graphics card a Voodoo3 3000.

# ./ver_linux
If some fields are empty or look unusual you may have an old version.
Compare to the current minimal requirements in Documentation/Changes.

Linux razor.hemmet.chalmers.se 2.4.10-pre8 #1 Thu Sep 27 02:40:55 CEST 2001 i686 unknown

Gnu C 2.96
Gnu make 3.79.1
util-linux 2.11f
mount 2.11b
modutils 2.4.2
e2fsprogs 1.23
PPP 2.4.0
Linux C Library 2.2.2
Dynamic linker (ldd) 2.2.2
Procps 2.0.7
Net-tools 1.57
Console-tools 0.3.3
Sh-utils 2.0
Modules Loaded binfmt_misc tuner tvaudio bttv microcode pwcx pwc
   usbmouse nfs lockd sunrpc autofs 8139too ipchains vfat fat ntfs es1371
   ac97_codec soundcore mousedev hid usb-uhci usbcore

# rpm -q XFree86

# rpm -q gcc

Distribution RH 7.1.

Is it an AGPGART issue perhaps. I've tried with and without IOAPIC on UP
after reading the mail from Matthias Andree. Should I try XFree 4.1.0?

* Please CC me as I'm not on the list.

/Carl-Johan Kjellander

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