[CentOS] Back to my Xwindows kernel panic

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Sat Jul 5 11:21:12 UTC 2008

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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.


Try 16bit X instead of 24bit (replace the 24 in xorg w 16) and see if 
that helps ... also, you can boot the older kernel from 5.1 and see if 
that helps.

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