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Old 10-10-03, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default System hang at X logout

My Spec: Dell precision 650, Redhat Enterpise WS 2.1 update2, NVIDIA Quadro FX1000. Driver 1.0.4496. Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 2.1 (Tampa) Kernel 2.4.9-e.24 on an i686


Hope this helps, I had a problem with the above configuration hard hanging when I logged out (both KDE or Gnome) of X. The system stopped altogther could not be accessed remotely into or even pinged.

Anyway - the long and the short of it was it was my XF86Config-4 file which was causing the problem. I had originally built one using a combination of an old one and the NVIDIA sample. After I reviewed this file and stripped out anything I was unsure of the problem went away. This system is currently running a single screen setup 1024x768 but will eventually be used as a dual head 3D workstation so I still have a bit of work to do.

See below for my working basic single head setup - hope this helps:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

# By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete)
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete)
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DELL cheapo LCD"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30 - 70
VertRefresh 50 - 160

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVAGP"
VendorName "nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA Quadro FX1000"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVAGP"
Monitor "DELL cheapo LCD"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"

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Old 10-14-03, 09:02 AM   #2
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OR so I thought.

The !$%%@ thing has started doing it again. I rebuilt my system exactly as before with the changes to the XF86Config-4 but now it's started hanging again???

Do I look stupid or what.

I see a load of posts about system hangs from running X but I don't see many solutions - anyway back to the drawing board.

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