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Old 05-21-2003, 04:50 AM   #1
centaurus
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Unhappy Debian install: XFree86 crashes with signal 4


HI folks

I'm setting up a new Debian with KDE 3.1.
I edited XFree86-4 to make it working.
I start: startx....
and then the X-Server crashes with signal 4

log:
----------------------------------------------------------
This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed May 21 09:58:23 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "XFree86 Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) | |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "de"
(**) XKB: layout: "de"
(**) Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
(**) XKB: variant: "nodeadkeys"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled

... a lot more ...

(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
(**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(==) PS/2 Mouse: Buttons: 3
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 70
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Mouse" (type: MOUSE)

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4. Server aborting


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

----------------------------------------------------------

In the log is just one warning for the missing APM. I think this could not be the problem.

I would appreciate any help/hint on this!

Thanks mike
 
Old 05-22-2003, 06:05 AM   #2
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Re: Debian install: XFree86 crashes with signal 4

Quote:
Originally posted by centaurus
HI folks

I'm setting up a new Debian with KDE 3.1.
I edited XFree86-4 to make it working.
I start: startx....
and then the X-Server crashes with signal 4

log:
----------------------------------------------------------
This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed May 21 09:58:23 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "XFree86 Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) | |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "de"
(**) XKB: layout: "de"
(**) Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
(**) XKB: variant: "nodeadkeys"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled

... a lot more ...

(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
(**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: always reports core events
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
(==) PS/2 Mouse: Buttons: 3
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
(**) PS/2 Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 70
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Mouse" (type: MOUSE)

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4. Server aborting


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

----------------------------------------------------------

In the log is just one warning for the missing APM. I think this could not be the problem.

I would appreciate any help/hint on this!

Thanks mike
signal 4 means illegal instruction.(man 7 signal)
What causes this signal -lots of reasons -example: a improperly initialized function pointer.
Did you did a backtrace ?
For starters
try X -probeonly 2>errorfile (anyway it would give the same output
as the logfile)
If changing the XFree86config is responsible ,maybe you can revert back to the initial file( if you have the file).
Or try editing the file with
XFree86
 
Old 12-23-2004, 12:51 PM   #3
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Was a fix ever found for this? I'm having the same problem.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by phparadox
Was a fix ever found for this? I'm having the same problem.
Did you did the thing that i suggested
like
$X -probeonly 2>errorfile
now the file errorfile will have details of what went wrong
If changing the XFree86config is responsible ,maybe you can revert back to the initial file( if you have the file).
the original Xfree86Config file is in /etc/X11 directory,if it still exists
lots of distros still keep the copy of the config file as [...]config.old ,you can copy back the old file to the new one.
Robin
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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I did try the suggestions above, but there were no Errors or Notices.
The only warning outside of some missing font directories was:
(WW) VESA(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
I tried using the original configuration and one i copied from a working Knoppix STD boot.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 11:29 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by phparadox
I did try the suggestions above, but there were no Errors or Notices.
The only warning outside of some missing font directories was:
(WW) VESA(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
I tried using the original configuration and one i copied from a working Knoppix STD boot.
Does the log shows something like this
Fatal server error:
no screens found
(the log could be found at /var/log/XFree...log)
Please also check this google search
http://www.google.com/linux?num=100&...=Google+Search
Maybe you would get your reply there.
Robin
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:15 PM   #7
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No, it did not say it could not find the screen. Don't worry about it though, I'm going to give Slack a whirl and see how that goes.
 
  


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