[CentOS] X won't start

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 19:09:34 UTC 2009


On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 12:25 -0500, Robert wrote:
> This machine is running CentOS 5.3, fully updated Linux 
> mavis.localdomain 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5 #1
> SMP Wed Apr 1 09:19:18 EDT 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux. Video is an 
> ATI Radeon 9000.
> X froze overnight and attempts to restart it fail.  I tried an old 
> kernel (2.6.18-92.1.22.el5)
> before realizing that root can start X and a virgin user can start X. I 
> still can't use my
> original user name.  I'm sure the last line of this is telling me 
> something that I'm missing.
> 
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONDRIStop
>     (**) RADEON(0): EngineRestore (16/16)
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONDisplayPowerManagementSet(0,0x0)
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestore
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode()
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode(0x9d2831c)
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() :
>     (**) RADEON(0):   MC_FB_LOCATION   : 0x1fff0000
>     (**) RADEON(0):   MC_AGP_LOCATION  : 0x27ff2000
>     (**) RADEON(0):   Map Changed ! Applying ...
>     (**) RADEON(0):   Map applied, resetting engine ...
>     (**) RADEON(0): Updating display base addresses...
>     (**) RADEON(0): Memory map updated.
>     (**) RADEON(0): Programming CRTC1, offset: 0x00000000
>     (**) RADEON(0): Wrote: 0x0000000c 0x00030065 0x00000000 (0x0000a400)
>     (**) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=12, fd=101, pd=3
>     (**) RADEON(0): Disposing accel...
>     (**) RADEON(0): Disposing cusor info
>     (**) RADEON(0): Disposing DGA
>     (**) RADEON(0): Unmapping memory
>     (**) RADEON(0): RADEONDRICloseScreen
>     FreeFontPath: FPE "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
> 
> If it matters I normally boot into run level 3, log in and issue
> "startx" from the BASH prompt.
> 
> Any ideas welcome.
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IDEA ONLY! Caution!
Perhaps the ATIRadeon Kernel Module is not loaded into the kernel?
So maybe a modprobe <radeon_module_name>? then startx
ATI seems to have a slew of these problems.
Alternative: Try another card..

JohnStanley



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