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Hope somebody can help me.
I installed slackware current because itīs RC2 and i want to try KDE4,
but after upgrading i canīt start X, the system freezes in the splash
screen of KDE and nothing but the mouse respond, so i have to make a
I knew about the problems with the new Intel Driver and the new
version of X server that slack current ships but i thought tha because
it was RC2 things had got better.
Anyway i have tried all the versions of the intel driver slackware
current ships but still no joy. Both with an xorg.conf or without it
as indicated on the CHANGES_AND_HINTS file.
Anyone knows how to correct this?? can i use the driver shipped with
slack 12.2?? I really donīt want to go back to 12.2 now that i am on
My card it's an Intel 82865G, and i have to use the VESA driver in
order to start x.
Due to the upgrade of kde from 3.5.10 to 4.2.4, you will need to move your
existing $HOME/.kde/ out of the way (either completely remove it or back
it up somewhere else if you think you might need it again for whatever
reason); otherwise, you will almost surely experience odd configuration
problems with kde applications.
Sorry for responding late but i had to go out...
I have followd the steps indicated in CHANGES_AND_HINTS but still no luck:
Here are the logs for X with and without an xorg.conf. hope somebody can help me because i am totally lost by now.
Thanks in advance.
first I'd like to say is, that i really don't know what's exactly wrong here, but i have maybe a similar problem. I currently believe, that hal could be the problem.
Please publish your /var/log/kdm.log
While/after the Server crashed, press alt+print+r and then alt+print+e. What happens then?
Try to boot into runlevel 3, login as root and execute init 4. Does this work?
I started in telinit 3 and executed init 4, kdm starts ok but accepts no input. i did alt+print+r and alt+print+e and kdm restarts but still accept no inputs.
I attached kdm.log and xorg log
Hope you find something useful.
The only thing i noticed is that when a do telinit 4 hal tries to load i810 driver, and when i try to startx hal tries to load intel driver..
and check what happens. Is the startup normal? (In my case, this lead to a normal startup, but keys where remapped. Down key had function of return key and such crazy stuff.)
If it starts up normal, and you have such a problem like me with the key-bindings. You could try to set the Options back to true and copy a modified version of /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi.
I am really not sure, if it helps you, but it worked in my case. If it won't help, I have no idea, what is wrong.
Edit: Of course you need to restart hal, if you copy the keymap.fdi file. Another way to check, if the keyboard is the problem, is disconnecting it, until X is fully startet and then attach it.
Good luck and cu
Last edited by bonaire; 08-18-2009 at 02:57 PM.
Reason: Added Edit ;)
"I hate to say this, but it appears as if the 82865 chipsets are simply not going to work with 13.0 :/ There's nothing we can do about it either, it seems -- there have been numerous reports of it not working, and I can't find any indication of anything we're doing wrong. If someone has the inclination the bring it up on the xorg mailing list, feel free - I'm subscribed there, so I'll participate as needed.
Robby Workman http://slackware.com/~rworkman/ http://rlworkman.net http://slackbuilds.org
I tried them all but still no luck. In fact i already had the 3 options set to false in xorg.conf.
With the 188.8.131.521 kde loads but after it loads the desktop it freezes.
Starting in telinit 3 and then telinit 4, kdm starts but accepts no inputs.
I will continue to play with xorg.conf to see if i can make it work...
Have you had some succes???