X in DragonFly
lists at neuronenwerk.de
Sun Oct 31 14:45:06 PST 2004
Sounds like the video switching is broken. This is the first bug
report I've heard in a while related to video switching so it is
likely an X video driver issue. It might be possible to get more
information out of the box if you have a second machine you can attach
a serial console to, and then see if you can break into DDB via the
serial console after it freezes.
I didn't succeed it setting up a fully functional serial line. The
output stops when the kernel is loaded. I cannot guess why.
Alternatively it might be possible
that the 'freeze' is in fact a panic. If it is a panic and you have a
dump device set up the system might be able to dump the kernel core to
the swap partition... you would see the HD lamp light up for up to
a few minutes (depending on how much memory the box has that needs to
be dumped) when the box freezes.
There's no HD-lamp flickering at all. The dumpdir is empty, too. So I
guess it's not a panic.
To assure that the reason is not my hardware, I plugged the HD into a
VIA Epia Board and used a plain monitor instead of a TFT. Everything
ran fine but X behaved exactly the same way.
I will try to compile X.org from scratch the next days to narrow down
the possible reasons for this weird behaviour.
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