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Old 03-28-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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X shutdown problem


Console only works great. Running X works great (except xmms... which is really really borked). Getting out of X sucks.

It closes programs... good. It kills KDE.... good. It garbles the screen and crashes.... bad!

Why does it do this?

Hardware:
Pentium-M 1.7ghz
1024MB PC2700
FireGL T2 128MB
7K60 7200RPM HDD

What's working?
Modem with ALSA and slmodemd
Bluetooth via kernel and BlueZ
802.11a/b/g with madwifi
802.11b with kernel orinoco patch
Radeon card via fglrx (~2100fps glxgears)
Audio via ALSA
Pro/1000 via e1000
GPS via PL-2303 dongle

This is an IBM 2373GEU (T41p) running Slackware 9.1.

Software I installed:
ethereal
nmap
nessus
kismet
wellenreiter
libpcap
btscanner
airsnort
cheops
driftnet
alsa
bluez
slmodem
some other stuff I can't remember...

Anyway, it all works except shutting down X.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'm really not sure what you're talking about.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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I start up X and almost everything seems to work flawlessly.

I want to shutdown the computer, or just kill X, and the screen turns to garbage, and the computer crashes.

I really can't elaborate any more... that's all there is to it.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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My wild guess is that the fglrx and the
framebuffer device don't want to play
together ... I don't have any experience with
the ATI binary drivers, but what are you
using for the framebuffer?

Kernel ATI fb modules, VESA, ... ?


Cheers,
Tink...
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:30 PM   #5
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VESA.... how do I change to the ati ones?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:35 PM   #6
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Kernel recompile!


Cheers,
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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Checkout this site.
http://gatos.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 03-29-2004, 06:58 AM   #8
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Well, with the kernel recompile.... I already had the radeon drivers available, but I also had the VESA ones compiled it. I assumed that it was using the VESA ones. Is there a good way to check, or to force the selection?
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:57 PM   #9
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You could try something like
append="video=radeon" in
your lilo.conf

Have a google for additional options ;)



Cheers,
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:53 AM   #10
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I ended up having all sorts of other weird issues... so I nuked the machine. All is well now.
 
  


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