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From: Maxim Wexler <maxim.wexler@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] xfce4 update meets kernel update and crashes
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:24:54
1 Hi group,
3 I did a full update including xfce-4.6.1. Then I installed the new
4 kernel, 2.6.30-r7. Now when I $startx, Xfce4 opens beautifully, just
5 as I left it. Background image, check; Icons, check; Panel, check.
6 Terminal open and ready to use. But there's no mouse or kbd function.
7 X has crashed :(
9 Pushing the off button( it's an Asus 900A) bumps me back to the boot
10 console and initiates a reboot. So dirs are properly unmounted except
11 for /home and /var on an SD card, sdb1,2.. When the thing reboots
12 there may or *may not* be complaints about those particular devices,
13 not being found and so on. If they happen not to be mounted I mount
14 them manually and everything seems to be OK.
16 None of this happens when I boot the earlier, 2.6.29-r5 kernel. So,
17 since there's only one set of conf files for X, I think it must be the
18 new kernel that's at fault. Does that make sense?
20 The desktop, like I say, opens completely. The tiny clock which turns
21 into a cursor wiggles for an instant over the Xfce4 mouse logo at the
22 start of the process but freezes in that spot when the desktoop is up.
23 There must be something at the tail end of the process that happens or
24 fails to happen that causes it to crash. The last line of Xlog says
25 '(II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 270 X 150' which seems
26 rather small.
28 vga, acpi, kbd, fb and mouse options are identical in both kernels, 29 & 30.
30 ????
32 Maxim