Re: startx hangs my computer
OK, thanks for the suggestions. I turned on syncing on /var, and did get some information in Xorg.0.log.
I tried it twice - once, I turned the computer off after about a minute of hanging; the other time, I let it go for several minutes. The "several minutes" case got far more information into Xorg.0.log than the "about a minute" case did. So it seems like maybe it is doing stuff, but very, very slowly?
I am attaching both copies of Xorg.0.log - the "about a minute" case is Xorg.0.log.1.txt, and the "several minutes" case is Xorg.0.log.2.txt.
I saw only one thing in there that struck me as odd - at the very end of the "several minutes" one, there is the following line:
(--) NVIDIA(0): No video decoder detected
I don't really know much about this stuff, so I'm not sure if that's actually a problem, but it looked suspicious, at least.
Any more ideas?
I will try doing this one more time, and letting it go overnight, to see if anything else eventually gets into Xorg.0.log.