On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 12:10:41PM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> X won't start on 2.5.37, but works with 2.5.36
> The screen goes black as usual, but then nothing else happens.
> ssh'ing in from another machine shows XFree86 using 50% cpu,
> i.e. one of the two cpu's in this machine.
> killing the XFre86 process is impossible, even with kill -9
> from root. sysrq SAK worked though, so I could recover
> the machine. But I had to boot a different kernel to run X.
> 00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev 01)
> 2.5.37 SMP kernel
> XFree86 Version 188.8.131.52 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
> Release Date: 21 December 2001
> Distribution debian testing
> Helge Hafting
I get the same behavior on two machines here (a desktop with Duron/SIS 735
chipset/ATI 8500 video and a laptop with PIII/BX chipset/S3 Savage MX video)
so it is not hardware specific.
I am running debian testing, the laptop has XFree 4.1.0 from debian, the
desktop has XFree 4.2.0 from xfree.org .
I am not runnning SMP or preempt. Preempt kernel on the laptop last
worked in 2.5.33 . When enabling preempt in 2.5.36 I get an oops, while
in 2.5.37 I get a bunch of oopses, continuously scrolling off the
"If it's not broken, let's fix it till it is."
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