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Old 07-22-09, 12:08 PM   #28
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Default Re: Issues with Dual Screen on Thinkpad W700ds & Linux

Originally Posted by AaronP View Post
It's a known X server bug in xserver 1.6.
But that "known X-Server bug" didn't appear until I had upgraded my NVIDIA driver to the latest verssion!!

And now I also have a MUCH MORE URGENT PROBLEM.
My entire X11 system just resets arbitrarily from time to time.

Ever since I installed that latest NVIDIA driver, my session suddenly terminates, the screen resets and I have to log on again - with all my applications & data lost!

This needs to get fixed ASAP and I already looked it up in the X11 log and all I could find there was an "caught signal 11" statement.

Update: I found out that this X11 reset behaviour is related to the keyboard input. Me pressing certain button combinations or trying to erase large chunks of text via <backspace> will cause the whole X server to kick me out of my session and reset. Can anyone help me out here?!!
I already re-installed/updated all my X related libs and re-installed the (latest) NVIDIA driver from scratch.
As a result it doesn't happen as often no more, but it still does from time to time and that means I loose all work at that point.
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