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Old 03-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Question X dies randomly, no obvious errors


Just as the title says, X dies randomly......Im using XFree 86 4.3

Code:
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse[1]" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Event Handler" (type: Other)
(II) Mouse[1]: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing from list!
GetModeLine - scrn: 0 clock: 79520
GetModeLine - hdsp: 1024 hbeg: 1080 hend: 1192 httl: 1360
              vdsp: 768 vbeg: 769 vend: 772 vttl: 801 flags: 0
GetModeLine - scrn: 0 clock: 79520
GetModeLine - hdsp: 1024 hbeg: 1080 hend: 1192 httl: 1360
              vdsp: 768 vbeg: 769 vend: 772 vttl: 801 flags: 0
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
(II) Mouse[1]: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

   *** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
   *** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
Ah, up higher in the log theres a lot of missing font directories. Would that cause the crash?
Code:
WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:49 AM   #2
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sounds like you just need to run xf86config from CLI (runlevel 3) and make sure the paths to your fonts are correct after you run xf86config...
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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I wouldn't expect missing fonts to crash X. The log you are showing is the startup log for X and isn't updated after X is running. What is in your /var/log/messages and /var/log/errors logs?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:12 PM   #4
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/var/log/errors does not exist. /var/log/messages gives nothing helpful other than
"Display :0 terminated unexpectedly" which I already know. Could another driver be causing the crash? Where else should I look? Last night, it was crashing every 7 minutes. You could set a watch by it. Now it doesn't seem so bad, its lasted 1hr without dying. Ah, just a side note, VNC server doesnt die at all, even when the X server displaying to my monitor goes out.

Last edited by l00zer; 03-04-2005 at 10:15 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:46 AM   #5
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I always found 4.3 to be pretty stable.

Hmmm...

Every 7 minutes, like clockwork? Prolly is clockwork. What do you have running that runs every 7 minutes? Beyond that, you might start disabling services to see if the trouble quits.

I would bet you have a library or driver conflict someplace, and some package installation has changed a symlink to the wrong lib. You could fix this be reinstalling X.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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Ah, thanks. If I shut down kdm, and just run xinit it works fine.I guess Ill reinstall X and see what happens. BTW, how do I check whats running? Is that the cron thing that sends messages?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 04:52 PM   #7
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You can view active threads by typing ps -A in you shell.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:09 PM   #8
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what video card? I seen a thread around here somewhere that had an nvidia card that the fan went out on and the card was overheating causing x to crash. Ill look for the link. Open your case and check your fan on the card. Just a shot in the dark. also check dmesg.
 
  


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