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Re: Help with crashing X server

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Adam Plumb <> 

> hi all, I'm running NetBSD 5.0.1 amd64 with the X server from the
> install CD (i.e. I did a Full Installation).  I'm new to NetBSD and am
> trying to figure out this X server crash I get consistently.
> To reproduce it, I start the X server with startx and twm as the
> window manager (which one doesn't make a difference) and then I exit
> either by clicking Exit from the twm main menu or Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
> If I try to startx again from the console, it will go into X and then
> crash within a couple seconds.  This happens every single time, and it
> only happens if I quit out of X then restart X.  Once X crashes I
> can't use the mouse or keyboard, I can't Ctrl+Alt+Backspace out, and I
> can't even ssh into the machine from another computer (I had started
> the sshd daemon).
> Once I do a hard reboot, I can't seem to find any helpful information
> in /var/log.  Also, this happens with or without an xorg.conf file in
> /etc/X11.
> I'm hoping someone has a clue as to what is going on, or could lend me
> a hand in figuring it out.
> Thanks,
> Adam

Here is a quick update.  I've tried commenting out all modules in the
Modules section, and that didn't work.  I've also tried using the vesa
driver instead of the nv driver, and that didn't have any effect either.  So
I'm still looking for ideas.


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