Problems with startx on 5.2-RELEASE
listuser at mb-itconsulting.com
Sun Jan 18 12:07:15 PST 2004
there have been reports about X11 freezing the entire system on 5.2.
I managed to get rid of these freezes by removing SMP and apic support
from my kernel. (Single CPU machine, of course.)
Although I suggested this procedure to some people on freebsd-questions,
nobody seemed to take notice of it; everyone solely blamed ACPI.
So I guess that the following confirmation may be of some interest for
those that don't have time to follow freebsd-questions.
Greetings and thanks for your great work,
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Problems with startx on 5.2-RELEASE
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 18:09:56 +0100
From: Jaroslaw Nozderko <jarek at eko.net.pl>
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Have you tried removing
> options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel
> device apic # I/O APIC
> from your kernel config and recompiled?
The same problems with X on 5.2-RELEASE as in RC2 (X
freezes on startup or shutdown).
hint.acpi.0.disabled="1" helps, but causes strange warnings
in dmesg (and shutdown doesn't switch power off...).
Then I've commented out SMP and apic from kernel, as
Martin suggested above and problem disappeared, acpi works
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