Bug#429574: hard lockup after xserver-xorg upgrade
severity 429574 important
> On an etch box, after a recent upgrade of newly-migrated
> xserver-xorg-core, launching X causes the machine to freeze, with even
> sysrq not responding. Switching the video driver from ati to vesa
> allows to run X again, but downgrading the xserver as shown
> (aptitude.log exceprt below) also allows X to run again with the ati
> [DOWNGRADE] xserver-xorg 1:7.2-3 -> 1:7.1.0-18
> [DOWNGRADE] xserver-xorg-core 2:18.104.22.168.dfsg-6 -> 2:1.1.1-21
> [DOWNGRADE] xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:1.1.5-2 -> 1:1.1.2-6
Does xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.6.192 currently in experimental help?
Does it help if you disable dri ? With xserver-xorg-core 1.3, 'Disable
"dri"' in the modules section should do the trick (See MODULE SECTION in
the manpage of xorg.conf).