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Old 12-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
pgpython
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X crashes when trying to start


Whenever I try to start to start gdm. It tries to start 3 times fail and then gives me a nice BSOD telling that it has failed to start X. The X log show this

Code:
(II) Initializing extension GLX
(II) evdev brain: Rescanning devices (1).
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-LNXPWRBN/button/input0: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-PNP0C0C/button/input0: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Core Keyboard
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Found 3 relative axes.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Configuring as pointer.
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: WHEELRelativeAxisButtons: 4 5.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Found 6 mouse buttons
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Configuring 3 relative axes.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Configured 8 mouse buttons
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input0: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Core Keyboard
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Found 3 relative axes.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Configuring as pointer.
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: WHEELRelativeAxisButtons: 4 5.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Found 52 mouse buttons
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Configuring 3 relative axes.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Configured 54 mouse buttons
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: Core Keyboard
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: Found 17 mouse buttons
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: Configured 17 mouse buttons
(WW) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: does not have core keyboard capabilities
(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Device: "/dev/psaux"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Protocol: "IMPS/2"
(**) Option "AlwaysCore"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 70
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Buttons: 9
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Sensitivity: 1
(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) USB Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(**) USB Mouse: Protocol: "IMPS/2"
(**) Option "AlwaysCore"
(**) USB Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Option "Buttons" "5"
(==) USB Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(**) USB Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) USB Mouse: Buttons: 9
(**) USB Mouse: Sensitivity: 1
(**) Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
(**) Serial Mouse: Device: "/dev/ttyS0"
(**) Serial Mouse: Protocol: "Microsoft"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) Serial Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Serial Mouse: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
(**) Option "BaudRate" "1200"
(**) Option "StopBits" "1"
(**) Option "DataBits" "7"
(**) Option "Parity" "None"
(**) Option "Vmin" "1"
(**) Option "Vtime" "0"
(**) Option "FlowControl" "None"
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
(**) Serial Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 70
(**) Serial Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Serial Mouse: Buttons: 9
(**) Serial Mouse: Sensitivity: 1
(**) Serial Mouse: BaudRate: 1200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Serial Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "USB Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-PNP0C0C/button/input0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard-LNXPWRBN/button/input0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "evdev brain" (type: evdev brain)
(II) Keyboard-LNXPWRBN/button/input0: Init
(II) Keyboard-PNP0C0C/button/input0: Init
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: 3 valuators.
(**) evdev_btn.c (166): Registering 8 buttons.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: Init
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input0: Init
(**) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: 3 valuators.
(**) evdev_btn.c (166): Registering 54 buttons.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: Init
(**) evdev_btn.c (166): Registering 17 buttons.
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: Init
(II) evdev brain: Rescanning devices (2).
(II) Keyboard-LNXPWRBN/button/input0: On
(II) Keyboard-PNP0C0C/button/input0: On
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-1/input0: On
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input0: On
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1: On
(II) Keyboard-usb-0000:00:0b.1-5: On
(II) PS/2 Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
(II) USB Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

Backtrace:
0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x6d) [0x482cdd]
1: /lib/libc.so.6 [0x7fdeb31c0430]
2: /usr/bin/X(QueryMinMaxKeyCodes+0x17) [0x4478d7]
3: /usr/bin/X(CreateConnectionBlock+0xa4) [0x439674]
4: /usr/bin/X(main+0x658) [0x43a168]
5: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf4) [0x7fdeb31adb74]
6: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x229) [0x439259]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
Judging from the backtrace I assumed it was a problem with the x server itself or glibc. however after reinstalling glibc then the x server again same thing happens.

Does anyone know how to fix it?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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hi there,

I think you would have done this but have you checked the /etc/X11/xorg.conf (?)

There may be some issues with the video drivers or the monitor resolution (or maybe the horizontal/vertical refresh rates).

This happens with me as I have an old cheap 14" monitor
 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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my xorg cfg file is:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"

#No Synaptics touchpad found
    Identifier     "X.Org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "PS/2 Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
    InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
    Option        "AIGLX" "true"
# Serial Mouse not detected
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/util"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/encodings"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/terminus"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts"
    FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/default"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/type1"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "ddc"
    Load  "vbe"
    #Load    "GLcore"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "dri"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "nvidia"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "bitmap"
    Load  "type1"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "record"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option        "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
    Option        "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard"
    Driver      "evdev"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
#    Option    "XkbOptions" "grp:toggle,grp_led:scroll"
#    Option        "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Serial Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "Microsoft"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option        "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "PS/2 Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option        "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "USB Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option        "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Synaptics"
    Driver      "synaptics"
    Option        "Protocol" "event"
    Option        "Device" ""
    Option        "LeftEdge" "1900"
    Option        "RightEdge" "5400"
    Option        "TopEdge" "1900"
    Option        "BottomEdge" "4000"
    Option        "FingerLow" "25"
    Option        "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option        "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option        "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option        "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option        "MinSpeed" "0.02"
    Option        "MaxSpeed" "0.10"
    Option        "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
    Option        "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "Unknown"
    ModelName    "Iiyama PLE435S"
    HorizSync    30.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName   "GeForce 9600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth     24
    Option        "TwinView" "0"
    Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option        "metamodes" "1280x1024 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option        "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
and i am using the nvidia drivers. It was working a while back so I don't think I have any display issues
 
  


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