The X freezes are still continuing, despite my having tried all
workable combinations of the ati, radeon, and fglrx drivers, both X.org
6.7.0 and 6.8.0, tweaking the BIOS, and seeing what a kernel created with
I did, however, pore over the logs - which I expected wouldn't have
anything given the nature of the crash - and found two interesting bits.
The following lines seems to reliably occur in /var/log/messages
before each of the crashes:
iid OAFIID:BrokenNoType:20000808 has a NULL type
invalid character '#' in iid
This may not be the cause - while it occurs a few minutes before
each crash, I have one instance of it occuring with no crash, and there's
usually a delay, sometimes of several minutes, between the timestamp on
these lines and the timestamp of the next boot.
I have, though, not seen any examples of a crash occuring without
this warning. Furthermore, I've found at least one forum post of a gentleman
with a similar problem, at http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=176074.
Item 2: Another log, /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old, has the following:
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
I don't have APM enabled in the kernel, nor does xorg-x11 of either
version seem to involve the apm USE flag.
This gives two questions: what's that "invalid character" occuring
in, and how can I turn off the APM system in xorg-x11?
Thanks for all the help.
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