Re: problems w/ X
I have an LX164 running Woody and KDE 3.2.2 from testing and unstable.
I had trouble with the Xserver from testing, so I downgraded just the
server back to woody.
xserver-xfree86/stable uptodate 4.1.0-16woody3
xfree86-common/testing uptodate 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
xlibmesa-gl/testing uptodate 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
xlibs/testing uptodate 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
xlibs-data/testing uptodate 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
On May 21, 2004, at 11:30 AM, Rob Dupcak wrote:
A short history of my problem...
LX164 machine was running X just fine. I updated some package (from
"testing") and X stopped working. In hindsight all I needed to do was
add the bus identifier for my card to XF86Config-4, but I didn't
figure that out until I had really caused harm to the system :-)
Instead, what I did was "apt-cache search" for all installed packages
that might have anything to do with X, and then "apt-get remove'd"
them. I figured I'd remove everything and then reinstall them and
everything should be back to normal.
Certainly a heavy-handed approach, but I thought it would work.
Well it didn't.
If I try to do "startx" from a prompt, it starts flickering the screen
and then it just displays a black screen and locks the system down
completely. Keyboard is completely ignored and the system is not
accessible via the network. Power/reset buttons are the only
The XFree86 log looks like things are going reasonably well - a few
modules are not found - but I assume that this is because I specified
too many when xserver-xfree86 was configured and this should not be
causing a problem (correct me if I'm wrong). The kernel log does show
XFree86 causing 4 unaligned traps and that is the end of the log
(before the next boot sequence). So maybe these traps are causing
This is for both a 2.4 kernel and a 2.6.5 kernel.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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