Subject: Machine locks up while running X -probeonly
To: NetBSD-User <email@example.com>
From: Ian P. Thomas Ipt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/12/2001 21:11:55
After installing xsrc.tgz for 1.4.3 in the following manner,
gzip -dc xsrc.tgz | tar xvf -
I went ahead and ran xf86config to create my XF86Config file. The
program worked fine and installed a config file in /etc. I then went to
to make sure the config was o.k. The usual info went down the screen.
The last thing shown on the screen was initialization of Font paths, for a
second or so I was able to switch to another virtual terminal, but then the
machine locked. Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc, Ctrl-C didn't do a thing. I was forced to
do a hard boot. I was able to see an error on the console (the first
virtual terminal) before the machine locked up. I didn't have time to copy
it verbatim, but here is the gist,
usl_sync check failed
I'm using the SVGA server with an S3 card that is not listed in the
card database. I wasn't expecting it to run without a hitch, but I thought
that X -probeonly would be a safe way to find out. I guess not.
Should I have put xsrc in /usr/src and ran the make build, and do you
think it would have made a difference? I have a core file from this
lockup, should I send to the maintainer of X for netbsd or straight to
XFree? I would try and troubleshoot it myself but I don't know what
program to use to view core files.
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