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rutgerw 11-23-2005 05:16 AM

Restarting X hangs system, no response at all
 
Hi all,

When I restart X in any form, thus by crtl-alt-backspace, by ending my session, and even when shutting down or rebooting (I'm told shutting down reloads X). Doesn't matter whether I'm actually working in X at that moment, even when I issue a reboot over ssh, the system hangs.

Now my best guess is that it has to do with my display drivers though I'm not sure. I'm using a ATI radeon 9600, with yes indeed, those buggy ATI drivers. Xorg version 6.8.2, kdm as display manager, but the problem also occurs using xdm. And the 2.6.14.2 kernel, however the problem also occurs under 2.6.10 kernel. My distro is Slackware-current.

malo_umoran 11-23-2005 05:46 AM

does it occur if you start X by hand:
$ startx

what happens if you kill it?

M.

rutgerw 11-23-2005 06:02 AM

If I start X by hand and crtl-alt-backspace: it crashes,
If kill (manually or via kdm started x-session) from a virtual console (tty1 etc) all goes well but if I kill X from a console window within X, my system crashes again

malo_umoran 11-23-2005 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by rutgerw
If I start X by hand and crtl-alt-backspace: it crashes,
that should be like that. crtl-alt-backspace is no restart command, but "exit X" command. restart happens only if you use k/g/xdm.


Quote:

Originally posted by rutgerw
If kill (manually or via kdm started x-session) from a virtual console (tty1 etc) all goes well but if I kill X from a console window within X, my system crashes again
check the logs ... /var/log/syslog and messages and X.log

M.

rutgerw 11-23-2005 06:53 AM

Hmm, nothing (at least in my opinion) unusual there...
They are to large to post them here, perhaps I can mail them.

I must say, I haven't got clue what is causing this behavior...

Regards

Edit: Help is still pretty much appreciated

rutgerw 11-28-2005 09:04 AM

solved (well partially)
 
OK, problem seems to be solved.

It were those buggy ATI drivers again. I changed from the 'fglrx' driver provided by ATI to the 'radeon' driver from Xorg. This worked out fine, so now I'm able to shutdown properly.

Thanx for all the reply's,

Regards,
Rutger

malo_umoran 11-29-2005 03:18 AM

'radeon' from X does not give 3d acceleration.

M.

rutgerw 11-29-2005 03:22 AM

I know.

That's why it is partially solved... But at least now I know what is causing the trouble.

Thanks again for your replies

Regards


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