Re: xorg lockup on ultra 5
Today, 11 hours, 12 minutes, 27 seconds ago, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> i got an ultra 5 that i recently upgraded from stable to testing, now X
> doesn't work anmore. i followed the instructions on the XorgOnSparc page
> of the wiki, everything went fine so far. if i do a startx, the screen
> goes blank, the machine emits a continuous beep and locks up hard. no
> keypressing makes it switch to console or kill the xserver. i can't say
> for sure how hard it actually locks up as i have no other computer
> around to check over the network, but if i redirect stdout and stderr to
> a file, i find nothing on the disc after the reboot (btw: the beeping
> doesn't happen if i redirect the oputput). the graphics card is an
> "ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro 215GP (rev 5c)" (lspci), xorg is at
> version 7.0.22 and the kernel (if that is of any interest) is a 2.6.7
> (self-compiled from upstream sources). the xorg.conf is attached, the
> bits that are commented out are stuff i tried, the problem also appears
> with them in.
Other people (including myself) have seen this before. The relevant
thread is available at  (and it spans over several months).
Unfortunately, I'm pretty much clueless as to how to debug the thing. I
have not had any idea better than using `strace' but this didn't lead to
any useful result .