CURRENT+xorg-7.4 on eeePC 900 && X crashes on shutdown

Paul B. Mahol onemda at
Tue Apr 28 10:50:59 UTC 2009

On 4/27/09, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> El dia Monday, April 27, 2009 a las 04:32:01PM +0200, Paul B. Mahol
> escribio:
>> >
>> > while I'm thinking about, it would be nice to get the alpha-console back
>> > to a usable state; when the X server crashes it let the display in
>> > nonsense output; all other is still working, i.e. I can use Alt-F2 to go
>> > to another alpha console, can login and reboot, but all this without
>> > seeing what I type; is there some tool/command to reset the VGA so that
>> > the
>> > output is visible again? I could insert this into the ~/.xinitrc after
>> > the call of 'startkde' and all would be fine until updating the X11
>> > server; any idea?
>> >
>> Doesnt starting Xorg again fix problem,
> yes it does; but if you terminate the new X server it crashes again and
> you're in the same situation;
>> doesnt using vesa instead of
>> intel makes console output more useful l(starting Xorg with vesa
>> driver after Xorg crash with intel, you can use -layout switch for
>> that).
>> If you dont care about acceleration and more CPU usage use vesa until
>> further.
> I've tested it right now with 'Driver "vesa"'; it comes up and
> terminates fine, but only in 800x600 resolution, streched to the screen
> of 1024x600 pixel :-(
Does it heal corrupted console output?

There is some strange dark magic with randr happening there, I can reproduce it
only once. After starting Xorg vesa for second time it will use
1280x800 as usual.
xrandr on other hand will not output 1024x768 even if it is possible
with vesa .....


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