This past weekend, I noticed my system locked up in an X windows session.
This system has an nvidia card, GEForce2 MX, and I have been using
To regain control of the console, I logged in remotely using ssh
and killed X. But that left the screen in an odd state (I guess the
nvidia start-up routine that's executed when X comes up has to be
somehow turned off (how?)) So I had to reboot. This has now become
an every-time-I-bring-up-X experience.
I have tried all of the following fixes, and the situation seems only
to be deteriorating (i.e., the X window locks up immediately or almost
-- Upgraded packages, using unstable.
-- Install gnome2, including, eventually, gnome-session2 when I found
out where it was.
-- Try using fvwm2 instead of gnome.
-- Remove all gnome, fvwm, xserver related packages, and reinstall
gnome2 and fvwm
-- Try gnome again
-- Try fvwm again
I haven't seen anything in any log or .xsession-errors file that would
indicate the nature of the problem.
Does anyone know what change might have occurred in the last week or so
that could cause such a failure?
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