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Old 05-31-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Computer freezes when I shutdown/reboot from X session

I installed Debian etch 4.0 on an older computer and after I had som einstall problems the system is running well despite only being a dual pentium pro 180Mhz system. The problem I am having now is that whenever I try to shutdown/reboot from an X session the sreen goes black and the computer freezes, this also occurs if I select console session from the login screen. I have tried KDE, and GNOME, and both of them produce the same results. Once I choose shutdown from the GUI I cannot even switch terminals. I have to manually DC power. If I am runnig X and switch to a different terminal, then run shutdown from command line the shutdown goes off without a hitch. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks in advance

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Does anyone have any ideas.
Not really, but I had similar problem with my Thinkpad T23. Xorg 6.9 Savage driver was the culprit, upgrading to 7.1 fixed it for me. Try with vesa driver, does it change anything?
Old 06-03-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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Yea VESA driver gives me no X at all, not too worried about it, I am giving his the computer as is it performs its main functions well enough.


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