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Old 06-20-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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Terminal Emulator Freezes on Start Up.


Hi,

I have just upgraded to Slackware 12.1 and my terminal emulator freezes on start up! I can only reboot to solve the problem. Does anybody know what is going on? A solution that does not involve Kernel recompile is greatly appreciated. Everything else works fine.

This problem is with root login. I have not really tried "adduser" to see the effects on other accounts.

Thanks in Advance.

xmeson.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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Tell us what desktop-environment you use (Gnome, KDE, xfce, ...)

something to try:
You should be able to somewhere find a place to launch a simple "xterm"
("run program" or similar - or even a menu which lets you do it)

From there - launch your terminal-emulator (gnome-terminal when you are in Gnome) - it will give you some output in the xterm which might reveal why it is freezing.
Plus - if you close the xterm it will get killed along with it.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 09:17 AM   #3
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I believe this to be a bug in the combination of using the VESA driver (which is the default X.Org driver after you install Slackware) and the Terminal application. Try changing to a driver that supports your video chip, or try using another terminal emulator than Terminal (for instance use Konsole instead).
Does this describe your problem?

Eric
 
Old 06-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
I believe this to be a bug in the combination of using the VESA driver (which is the default X.Org driver after you install Slackware) and the Terminal application. Try changing to a driver that supports your video chip, or try using another terminal emulator than Terminal (for instance use Konsole instead).
Does this describe your problem?

Eric
Thank for you both for your responses. I appreciate it esp. Alien Bob. I installed the ATI drivers and the problem is solved now.

So the solution is as follows:

Downloaded ATI drivers and installed from Terminal without startx.

Ran this command: aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf

startx

Ran Terminal and there was no freeze.

Thank you all.

xmeson.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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For future reference,
ATI SlackBuilds
 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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Hello, i have justed install Slackware 12.1
I have same prolem with xmeson.Teriminal emulator Freezes on Start up.
I use Laptop IBM T30 ATI Radion 7500 16mb.I dont now install ATI driver for Slackware.I haved go to
slackbuilds (dot) org/result/?sv=12.1&search=fglrx.
Download fglrx-driver and fglrx-modules

I have create
Code:
mkdir driver
and copy fglrx-driver.tar.gz and fglrx-module.tar.gz to driver.
After i unzip it i download ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run to fglrx-driver and fglrx-module.

i use
Code:
./fglrx-module.SlackBuild
and
Code:
fglrx-driver.SlackBuild
for install

after complete, i edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and add
Code:
# Load fglrx modules
/sbin/modprobe fglrx
and i run
Code:
./rc.modules
i see command
Code:
FATAL flgrx not found
Pls help me fix it.Thank you.sorry my bad English.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 11:31 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roimacay View Post
Hello, i have justed install Slackware 12.1
I have same prolem with xmeson.Teriminal emulator Freezes on Start up.
I use Laptop IBM T30 ATI Radion 7500 16mb.I dont now install ATI driver for Slackware.I haved go to
slackbuilds (dot) org/result/?sv=12.1&search=fglrx.
Download fglrx-driver and fglrx-modules

I have create
Code:
mkdir driver
and copy fglrx-driver.tar.gz and fglrx-module.tar.gz to driver.
After i unzip it i download ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run to fglrx-driver and fglrx-module.

i use
Code:
./fglrx-module.SlackBuild
and
Code:
fglrx-driver.SlackBuild
for install

after complete, i edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and add
Code:
# Load fglrx modules
/sbin/modprobe fglrx
and i run
Code:
./rc.modules
i see command
Code:
FATAL flgrx not found
Pls help me fix it.Thank you.sorry my bad English.
The slackBuilds just create the packages. You still have to install them (hint: use installpkg and check under /tmp for the .tgz files). This is covered in the slackBuild HowTo.

Don't forget to follow the instructions in the slackBuild READMEs as well.

Last edited by shadowsnipes; 07-01-2008 at 11:33 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 07:05 AM   #8
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I have fix it, Thank you.
 
  


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