Re: X instability
> I'm running woody (I know, I know, but I have another machine running it
> which is extremely stable so...)
> My problem is that X is quite unstable (I use this machine for work, and X
> crashes about once a day.
What sort of "doesn't work" does it do? ("crashes" is vague - does it go
black and dump you text mode; lock the system hard; lock it "soft" eg you
can ssh in and use chvt to switch the console away from your blind X; etc.)
Any particular app get run just as it crashes? (Is something giving it
Run with really verbose logging and then look at the X error log?
*don't* background startx, and see if anything useful burbles onto the
console screen - which, since it's text mode, will outlast the crash...
> I had RedHat 7 on this machine before, and it didn't crash a single time
> (not once). Actually, RedHat installed XFree86 3.3.6, but woody uses 4.0...
> not sure if that's the problem...
> I have a Mitac 6120N, with an ATi Rage LT Pro video adapter (using ati
Yeah, did you keep your XF86Config from when it worked perfectly before?
Not much, but it may be enough to tell if it's using a wider (maybe more
fragile?) frequency range for the monitor.
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