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Old 12-12-02, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default problems with RH8.0 & kernel 2.4.20


I seem to have a very weird problem. I downloaded and installed RH8.0, I then upgraded the kernel to 2.4.20 and finally I installed the NVIDIA drivers (rebuilt from the RPM source).

Everything works fine the first time I run 'startx' after rebooting the machine. But if I log out and try 'startx' again then I get stuck with the RH/gnome splash screen. I've checked with 'lspci' and /proc/iomem and there are no conflicts there. I've also loaded X withouth gnome and everything seems fine. /var/log/XFree86.0.log doesn't report any errors.

The only difference I see when running 'startx' after rebooting and any other time after that is a line in the log which points to a PCI address (oldVal1):

II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x8000003c, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000

is what I get when I run startx after rebooting.

(II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x800000b0, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000

and this is what I get every other time.

Any clues as to why it decides to change address or why it will only work on that particular address (0x8000003c)?


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Old 12-12-02, 11:31 AM   #2
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When it fails, is there anything possibly relevant in either the X log (/var/log/XFree86.0.log) or the kernel error / warning log (/var/log/messages and/or the output of dmesg)?

I don't have any idea what that oldVal1 even is, so, err, yeah.
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Old 12-12-02, 12:55 PM   #3
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No, unfortunately there is no error msg in either the X log or the output of dmesg.

I've gone as far as knowing that the problem is somewhere after gnome-session is called by startx -> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.

But I am almost sure the problem has to do with the oldVal1 value since it always contains the same value after reboot and it changes the second time 'startx' is executed.
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