X won't start; consumes all CPU
RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sat Dec 17 21:04:01 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
I just tried a Debian packaging of RC3, but it still doesn't work.
xorg doesn't seem to consume a lot of CPU now; it just dies without
any good diagnostics.
Does nv need the GLcore module loaded? I notice my default
installation didn't have GLcore.
> 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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