X freezes my Sony Vaio PCG-F801
jesse at wingnet.net
Sun Dec 14 09:42:41 PST 2003
> Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote...
>> Formally speaking, it doesn't crash, it freezes. But you're right, not
>> only the Xfree server is down, the machine stops replying to ping
>> also, which seems to indicate that the kernel (or the PCI bus) was
> This also happens to me on my Thinkpad R32 if I reboot from WinXP and go
> into FreeBSD and start X, the laptop just freezes, cannot be reached
> over the network and I have to remove the battery. However, if I shut
> down the computer from XP, then start FreeBSD, X works just fine for me.
Ditto for the IBM Thinkpad A30p. I'm not sure about ping, but I'd guess it
stops. Machine becomes totally unresponsive and I have to hold down the power
button for 5 seconds to shut it off. Doesn't happen if I do a complete power
off and then load X. This is something I might try to debug with the software
watchdog and a serial console sometime...
> I don't think it's a FreeBSD specific issue, as it did the same thing with
> both OpenBSD and Debian Linux installed - I *had* to power off the
> when going from WinXP into FreeBSD.
I can't remember if it did that when I had Debian installed or not...
> I'm not sure if a warm boot of
> FreeBSD will cause the same behaviour, so just to be safe I always just
> power it off.
Warm boot of FreeBSD works fine here. I personally think it's a video card/driver
issue since it only hangs upon loading X11. Console works fine.
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