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I have Debian 3.0.23 (Woody) installed on a Compaq Armada 4131T (133MHz Pentium, 48MB RAM, Cirrus Logic GD7548 videocard (1MB), 3GB IDE hard drive, 1.44MB floppy drive, 4x SCSI CD drive) along with all of the XFree86 4.1 package, and along with KDE 2.2, GNOME 1.4, and IceWM 126.96.36.199. I can type "X" into the command line, and the grey monochrome screen with the mouse cursor show up and the cursor moves around fine. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace quits the program without problems. There are no errors in the XFree86 error logs or in the Xsession-error file. Basically, X is properly configured to run with my hardware.
However, startx and xinit cause X to freeze. I cannot exit with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (I eventually resort to cutting power to the computer). I can move the cursor around for about three seconds, and then it competely freezes. I've tried the following things in xinitrc (each individually in separate trials, of course):
I've already tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86...many times. X will start up perfectly well, and will quit with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. Typing startx or xinit, however, will load X, and then freeze. Can anyone tell me at least why? I'm pretty sure it's a script error somewhere...