[CentOS] Back to my Xwindows kernel panic
rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Jul 4 17:02:25 UTC 2008
I have a newly built drive with 5.2 fresh install (that I will be
cloning shortly) in my DECtop and it is failing with X the same way the
upgrade from 5.1 drive did (not too supprising there).
In 5.1 X worked. I could startx from init 3 and get into GNOME. Also
VNC into the box and have a GNOME screen. With 5.2, I get a kernel
panic. Well I guess it is a kernel panic because once I run startx from
the console, my SSH session to the box from my notebook is frozen.
From /etc/sysconfig/hwconf I have:
desc: "National Semiconductor Corporation Geode GX2 Graphics Processor"
the /etc/X11/xorg.conf has
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
ModelName "Monitor 1024x768"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Now the way I got this working in 5.1 and 5.2 (5.1 install died for some
reason or other, forget which and for 5.2 this unit has the powerk8
patch requirement), I install on an old compaq and change to init 3. I
then move the drive and run system-config-display to get the unit to
read the hwconf file and reset xorg.conf. This worked fine in 5.1. In
5.2, the system hangs. What to do? btw, i tried pci=noapci with no change.
A couple other facts about this system. No accessable bios. When the
system is booting (in character mode) the video frequently goes off then
back on; some refresh problem. I have also seen this at times in a
session on the console when I enter some commands. It would be nice to
fix this. It might also tie in with the X problem.
Thank you for your continued help.
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