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Old 11-23-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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Angry 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.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 05:46 AM   #2
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does it occur if you start X by hand:
$ startx

what happens if you kill it?

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Old 11-23-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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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
 
Old 11-23-2005, 06:14 AM   #4
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Quote:
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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.


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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.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 06:53 AM   #5
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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

Last edited by rutgerw; 11-24-2005 at 02:53 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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Smile 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
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:18 AM   #7
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'radeon' from X does not give 3d acceleration.

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:22 AM   #8
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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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