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Re: X11 configuration
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On Apr 10, 2009, at 6:12 PM, T. M. Pederson wrote:
if you just start the Xserver itself, then start an xterm via ssh and
close it again?
Closing the xterm gets an (almost) immediate lockup. I say "almost" as
the pts in which I'd launched xterm had enought time to follow up with
the usual prompt before everthing went tango uniform.
Or, to be explicit:
oasis$ Connection closed by foreign host.
Ok, so it's the Xserver exiting.
I suspect your session dies and for some reason the Xserver manages
provoke a panic on exit.
That would fit very closely with what I've seen.
Does the mini have a reset button?
Damn. So there's no way to get it out of a deadlock without power
Try this before startx:
sysctl -w ddb.commandonenter=reboot
If it's a panic that should reboot the machine and hopefully preserve
the panic message in the dmesg buffer.
Oooh. I'd been completely overlooking this (in spite of recent threads
elsewhere mentioning it). Thanks!
Although, sysctl.conf already has ddb.onpanic=0, which I'd expect to
I'm not sure, I never used that - please remove it, maybe it has some
funny side effects like suppressing the panic message. Maybe the mini
gets stuck trying to reboot which wouldn't be too unusual given the
Hmm, this gets nothing: The dmesg buffer just has the kernel boot
So it did reboot with this?
I forgot the syntax to cram more than one command in there - maybe try
'bt;reboot" hoping that would give us a backtrace?
Btw. are you using genfb or radeonfb now?
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