Machine freeze when X starts

d.wylie at d.wylie at
Tue Nov 18 00:25:49 PST 2003

> Chris Knight wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Jens Rehsack [mailto:rehsack at]
> >>Sent: Monday, 17 November 2003 00:00
> >>To: current at
> >>Subject: Machine freeze when X starts
> >>
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>after I updated my machine yesterday to the -CURRENT
> >>src/ and ports/ of yesterday (2003-11-15 10:30 GMT),
> >>build kernel and world as described in Kirks HEADSUP
> >>mail and rebuild all ports, my machine always crashes
> >>when I start X.
> >>
> >>My problem is, that I cannot determine the reason
> >>for the crashes, so I cannot think about a workaround.
> >>Any hints are very welcome :-)
> >
> > I had a similar problem. I "resolved" my problem by killing the gnome
> > session processes and the X lockup was fixed. I had replaced metacity
> with
> > enlightenment, so there might be some weird interaction between the
> two.
> > Hope this helps.
> Hi Chris,
> sorry, that wont help me out, 'cause the machine is not reacting
> to anything I'm doing (except the power and reset button).
> Best regards,
> Jens
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I've got a freezing compaq presario when using the trident driver.
The power button is then the only option.
When using the vesa driver, there's no freezing.
Must add though that I had this problem with every 5.x, and not 4.8.
It seems to be a xfree server thing for this machine.
Have you tried the vesa driver?


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