BIG BIG problem with Xorg and... something else...

Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at
Wed Feb 8 11:32:19 PST 2006

On Tuesday 07 February 2006 22:10, g at wrote:
> Hi all,
>    First don't blame me for cross-posting on stable and x11 lists but both
> seem relevant for my problem.
>    I'm tracking 6-STABLE. Since one week, I can't use my computer under
> FreeBSD. The boot is OK, xdm screen is OK. But if I launch a KDE session,
> I've some color problems during initializing session, then X freezes
> (before end of loading !!!) and the only way is to poweroff the computer
> !!! No ssh, no way to CTRL-ALT F1 switching to a console screen, the box is
> down...
>    I've googled a lot before posting here, but I've found nothing to rescue
> me... Best idea : problems with the video card (ATI Radeon X300 on DELL
> Optiplex GX280, or, in xorg language :
> (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
> PCI: (1:0:1) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE])
>  are mentioned on some forums which freeze X, but only if DRI & GLX are
> enabled. I've disabled these modules.
>    Note I can have a text mode session without any problem in console mode
> if I CTRL-ALT-F1 switch without xdm logon. I also can have a windowmaker
> session until I don't launch a "bad" app... like firefox or any kde
> component. I can use gftp which is OpenMotif based...
>    I mail you from my box... but inside an XFCE FreesBie live CD session,
> which is 5.3 release based and runs like a charm : no X problem (like me
> during last year from 5.3 STABLE to 6-STABLE until previous week...). WXP
> runs without problem on another slice... So I think I can exclude hardware
> dysfunction...
>     The problem begins before I upgrade to KDE 3.5 and xorg 6.9. The
> upgrade has had no effect... I've sync my sources two days ago : no
> effect...
>     I don't know what to do ? No log, no coredump... Any idea ???
>    My xorg.conf (and also an uncommented version), Xorg.0.log ( 6.9)
> and older Xorg.8.log (Xorg 6.8, before the problem)  are viewable here :
>     Thanks a lot in advance for any idea, comment, explanation, light,
> incantation, etc.

Can you try the attached patch for xorg-server port?
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