Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 5163
x crashes at startup
Last modified: 2006-02-14 07:55:26 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: 2.6.12
Hardware Environment: AMD64/MSI MB/NVIDIA chipset
Problem Description: X crashes at startup. Keyboard/mouse locked out. Kernel
is alive because I can log in from a terminal and shut the system down.
Steps to reproduce: startx
- the exact error messages you are seeing
- output of "dmesg -s 1000000"
- your .config
- the output of ./scripts/ver_linux
Is this an unpatches ftp.kernel.org kernel or a distribution kernel?
In the latter case, does the problem also occur with an unpatched ftp.kernel.org
Created attachment 5834 [details]
Response to bunk's question
Could you post your /var/log/xorg.0.log (or whatever log file your xserver
Have you tried 'killall X'? Does this return the machine to a useable state?
Earlier I posted a bug against the 2.6.13 kernel in which
X crashed at startup while under 2.6.12 it did not.
I tried a different window manager, different version of
X: x11-6.8.2 vs x11-6.8.1. The original kernel was compiled
for the AMD64. I re-compiled for an Athlon. None of these
changes was successful.
In desperation I changed the video card from a 16Mb Nvidia
PCI card to a 64Mb AGP Nvidia and the problem was solved.
Although the development group will probably dismiss the
problem as hardware related I think something changed in
the 2.6.13 kernel which was unintended.
Thanks for any consideration given to the original problem.
What driver are you using from your Nvidia card?
I'm assuming this issue is already fixed.
Please reopen this bug if:
- it is still present in recent 2.6 kernels and
- you can provide the requested information.