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Old 04-16-10, 08:02 PM   #3
Brad_K
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Unhappy Re: Xorg crash on workstation startup, 173.14.25, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, Ubuntu 9.10

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Xubuntu fresh install + all updates, booted into Xfce.

Save '/var/log/Xorg.0.log' to '00_Xorg.0.log'

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Ctrl-Alt-F1, stop gdm

Save /var/log/Xorg.0.log to 01_Xorg.0.log

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Run: nvidia-installer

builds 173.14.25

Note: No xorg.conf exists because Ubuntu uses XRandR.

Auto-run nvidia-xconfig, it creates '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

Save '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' to '01_xorg.conf'

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start gdm

Screen shows Xfce mouse, goes black, locks up. Ctrl-Alt-F1 does nothing, same with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

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Hard power off (hold power button for 4 seconds), power on, missed GRUB2 menu and system started X, showed Xfce mouse, locked, needed hard power off.

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Caught GRUB2 menu on 2nd boot, went into single-user mode.

xorg.conf - no differences.

Xorg.0.log contains binary information.
Saved 'Xorg.0.log' to '02_Xorg.0.log'

mount -o remount,sync /

diff 02_Xorg.0.log /var/log/Xorg.0.log : no differences.

start gdm
displays: gdm stop/waiting

/etc/init.d/gdm start
displays: gdm stop/waiting

gdm start
Starts gdm, which crashes displays some text (a few lines of: Unable to (something), but too fast to see) then quickly goes to a black screen and crashes.

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Missed GRUB2 key on restart, hard power cycle.

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Xorg.0.log - changed from last incarnation, perhaps useful.

Saved Xorg.0.log to 03_Xorg.0.log

mount -o remount,sync /

gdm start 2>&1 | tee gdm.log
Note: gdm.log does not show some sort of error that flashes by too quickly to see. Error looks something like:
Unable to ....

Unable to ....

Unable to ....

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My original thought was the binary corruption is because the computer locked in the middle of a write, however, it seems that there is some hard drive activity when pressing the Power Button on the front of the box. It could be only the display/keyboard freeze. I don't know, and also don't know how to connect a terminal to a serial port for debugging purposes. I'm stuck.
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