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Old 10-25-2001, 04:00 PM   #1
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Xwindows freeze

I've tried installing both Red Hat 7.1 & Red Hat 7.2 & have had problems with Xwindows freezing on logout. I didn't have these problems with Red Hat 6.2.

Testing the settings with Xconfigurator causes a freeze all of the time at 1024x768 resolution, but does not freeze on 800x600.

On logging out from Xwindows, the computer freezes completely with a black screen. It seems as if the screen resolution changes first & then there is a complete freeze. Either Ctrl + Alt + backspace or ctrl + c fail to halt Xwindows, ctrl+alt+delete also fails to work & the power button is the only option.

The computer is using a Diamond Stealth III, with a CTX 1569 monitor.

Any ideas why this happens?
Old 11-01-2001, 02:48 AM   #2
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Try changing to the other (possibly the older) version of xfree86.

I had similar problems with an ATI Rage card, except it went into continious scroll mode upon exiting X.

Changing (downgrading) from xfree86 4.xx to 3.xx fixed this problem.

Old 11-06-2001, 10:06 PM   #3
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I have had similar experiences, e.g. a full system freeze just booting INTO linux. The problem was solved because in the kernel video buffer mode and applicable options weren't on. That fixed that problem. Also had a problem due to xf86config and not shoosing the right monitor for the resolution i was going to use. Some idears anyhow. Good luck...
Old 12-30-2001, 10:59 PM   #4
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Installed RH 7.2 over the week end on Intel 82810E main board, PIII 600EB processor machine.... Every thing seemed to work very well until I noticed a nagging problem. Immediately after installation, I was working as root for some customization etc. and when I logged out, oooooops ...... my machine freezed - not budging to three finger salute as well - made me to reach the RESET button...believe me, it's useful to have the RESET button on your machine even if you don't run Gates' OS !!

I suspect that "checking on" the RESTORE SESSION NEXT TIME check box on the logout confirmation dialogue causes the freeze. Whenever I did not check that on, I did not face the problem. Every time I check it on, I had to do the RESET job. So .... what can be the reason ? Any idea ????


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