X won't start; consumes all CPU
RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sun Dec 11 22:50:50 PST 2005
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 11:10:08PM -0800, Andy Ritger wrote:
> Ross, there was a bug that was fixed recently in the nv driver that
> had a symptom somewhat similar to what you describe. It may be
> worth grabbing the 6.9 RC3 Xorg server and testing with that.
> I hope that helps,
> - Andy
The latest Debian package I could find identified itself as RC2, and
it still seems to have the problem. (I built it from source). Was
the bug fixed that recently?
On the plus side, I was able to use the card with the proprietary
nvidia driver and the vga driver, confirming that the problem is in
the nv driver.
BTW, is it possible to build just a driver, or does one need to build
the whole tree?
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > When X starts up, it (xorg) consumes all CPU. The screen is black,
> > and the computer is unresponsive to the keyboard (including
> > ctl-alt-del, ctl-alt-backspace, ctl-alt-+ or -). The odd thing is, there
> > seem to be no errors of note in the xorg log file or the system logs
> > (Open APM does fail).
> > There are (II) messages "Not using default mode ... (vrefresh or hsync
> > out of rang)" that seem to cover every possible mode. But some of the
> > same modes appear later like
> > (**) NV(0): Default mode "1280x800": 83.5MHz, 49.7 kHz, 60.0 Hz
> > with a modeline following.
> > Since the FAQ and most other advice I've seen starts with an error
> > message, I'm at a loss about how to proceed, and am hoping for some
> > advice.
> > This is on new hardware with a GeForce 6600 LE chip for video and an
> > Intel 945PSN motherboard. The video uses PCI express (X-press?).
> > Mouse and keyboard are pretty standard as far as I can tell. Pentium 4
> > 3.0Ghz processor. Probe reports Video Chipset 0x0142.
> > This is a newly installed Debian system (using the etch daily builds,
> > which end up installing the "testing" distribution).
> > X is 6.8.2.dfsg.1-7
> > kernel 2.6.12
> > I stepped through the installation questions that Debian provided,
> > guessing wildly at the mouse device. I also added some higher
> > resolutions to the default list (consistent with my monitor).
> > I am using the nv driver that came with the xorg distro, not nvidia's.
> > X works fine under Knoppix 4.0.2.
> > Suspicious of my original mouse device choice (it was
> > /something/somethingelse/mouse) I tried /dev/psaux, which didn't help.
> > I tried removing the mouse completely from the server layout, but the
> > log seems to indicate it's being pulled in anyway.
> > The last entries in Xorg.0.log are from XINPUT adding the mouse and
> > keyboard, warnings the various font renderers are already registered,
> > and "Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!"
> > Thanks for any help you can offer.
> > Ross Boylan
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