misc/60512: launching X freezes CURRENT
evenson at panix.com
Sun Feb 15 08:20:12 PST 2004
The following reply was made to PR misc/60512; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com>
To: Heiner <h.eichmann at gmx.de>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/60512: launching X freezes CURRENT
Date: 15 Feb 2004 11:10:22 -0500
Heiner <h.eichmann at gmx.de> writes:
> Same on my box. Its an old P3 with an old erazor graphics card. FreeBSd 4.8 +
> latest XFree4 (till december) worked flawless. After deleting it completely,
> I installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 with XFree86-4 from the ports cvs (beginning of
> february). xf86cfg freezes the machine on exit. With the configuration file
> from an old 4.8 backup, the command XFree86 freezes immediately. Freezes
> means no reaction anymore. Even pings were not responded.
> What helped was to remove the lines
> Load "glx"
> Load "dri"
> Load "record"
> Note, that each of them will cause the problem. Without this three even kde is
Thanks for the advice, but my situation seems to be even worse: removing
the XFree86 module loading doesn't seem to affect my box. It will still
freeze on startup most times, only sometimes it somehow "makes it through"
the initialization phase, kicking itself all the way to actually working.
Do you have any idea how to get some additional information out of the
frozen box? I wish I could see a backtrace or something to have an avenue
for investigation, but no such luck.
Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com>
"A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is
nothing to compare to it now."
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