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Old 09-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
Jessard
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X Server causes kernel panic on exit


Whenever I close the X server in any way (CTRL-ALT-backspace, "logout" buttons, CTRL-C on the terminal), it freezes up my computer entirely. From the terminal I can see that when it happens it spits out a bunch of output (hexadecimal? I'm not sure, because I can't find it in any logs or copy it over) and ends with "Kernel panic - not syncing: bad locking". It didn't do this in the past, but I can't think of anything I've done that would cause it to happen now. Any ideas? Here's some information that might be relevant:

Linux 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 x86_64
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9.fc5.5

In my xorg.conf I'm using the driver "radeon" for my "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]"

 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hmm, I've had some problems with Radeons and FC5 in the past... freezing and such. The especially frustrating thing is that ATI doesn't make usable drivers for Linux. I needed to grab the livna drivers/kmod to stop things from dying on me (for a good description on how to do this, check out http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...ion_notes.html and search for radeon). This started becoming a problem for me when I went from Mandriva 2005LE to 2006. I jumped to Fedora, still a problem, then did the livna thing and it all worked out. If you just upgraded your kernel (via yum update or what-not), then there's a chance that may have done it.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 02:11 AM   #3
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Come to think of it, I did a yum update a while back and probably hadn't even killed the X server since then, so that might be it. Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Whew, it's been a while since I saw this thread... Well anyway, for closure's sake: with another kernel update the problem went away, apparently for good. Thanks for the info, though!
 
  


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