Xorg 7.5 freezes after Linux kernel upgrade
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 08:39:18 PST 2010
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Jeremy Henty <onepoint at starurchin.org> wrote:
> I am currently happily running Xorg 7.5 on Linux kernel 188.8.131.52 . If
> I upgrade the kernel to 2.6.36 the screen goes black (even with the
> -retro argument) and the system locks up. Ctrl-Alt-F<n> and
> Ctrl-Alt-Del do nothing, but Alt-SysRq-r followed by Ctrl-Alt-Del
> reboots cleanly.
> Any ideas? I am attaching before/after logs. I created each one in
> the same way: reboot, log in as root, run "Xorg -retro", Alt-SysRq-r,
> Ctrl-Alt-Del, reboot again and save a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log .
> Apart from changes of memory addresses, timestamps etc., the new log
> is just an initial segment of the old, suggesting that Xorg just stops
> completely while initialising.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
Do you have kms enabled in your kernel config? Try booting with
radeon.modeset=0 on the kernel command line or make sure the radeon
drm is loaded before starting X.
> Jeremy Henty
> System details:
> uname -a
> Linux omphalos 184.108.40.206-0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Oct 31 20:23:43 GMT 2010 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux
> gcc --version
> gcc (GCC) 4.4.1
> Xorg: xorg-server-1.7.1
> driver: xf86-video-ati-6.12.4
> libdrm: libdrm-2.4.14
> Graphics card: ATI Radeon 9250 PCI
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