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Peter Crawford 01-08-2009 08:06 PM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
Users,

Launching X-terminal-emulator immediately
kills X in Debian Lenny, kernel 2.6.26+17,
Xfce4, running on an IBM NetVista 6578-RAU.
The screen is left with a pattern reminiscent
of cloth from a malfunctioning loom. The
same system on a generic PC has no such

problem.

Nothing I found in lists or in bugs helped.
Any ideas?

Thanks, ... P. Crawford



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Ron Johnson 01-08-2009 09:25 PM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
On 01/08/09 15:06, Peter Crawford wrote:

Users,

Launching X-terminal-emulator immediately
kills X in Debian Lenny, kernel 2.6.26+17,
Xfce4, running on an IBM NetVista 6578-RAU.
The screen is left with a pattern reminiscent
of cloth from a malfunctioning loom. The
same system on a generic PC has no such

problem.

Nothing I found in lists or in bugs helped.
Any ideas?


What video driver?

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Peter Crawford 01-09-2009 01:54 AM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:25:03 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> What video driver?

pc:~# hwinfo --gfxcard
22: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
* [Created at pci.310]
* UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_1132
* Unique ID: _Znp.fn+mbaSVDLF
* SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
* SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
* Hardware Class: graphics card
* Model: "Intel I815"
* Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
* Device: pci 0x1132 "I815"
* SubVendor: pci 0x1014 "IBM"
* SubDevice: pci 0x01e2
* Revision: 0x02
* Memory Range: 0xf8000000-0xfbffffff (rw,prefetchable)
* Memory Range: 0xfea80000-0xfeafffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
* IRQ: 11 (no events)
* I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
* Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001132sv00001014sd000001E2bc03sc0 0i00"
* Driver Info #0:
*** XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
*** Color Depths: 8, 16, 24
*** Extensions:
*** Options:
* Driver Info #1:
*** XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
*** 3D Support: yes
*** Color Depths: 16
*** Extensions: dri
*** Options:
* Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Primary display adapter: #22

Peter Crawford 01-09-2009 03:15 PM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
> Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:25:03 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> What video driver?
...
> Driver Info #0:
...
> Driver Info #1:
...

A little more specifically,
netvista:~# lsmod | grep intel
...
intel_agp 22332 1
agpgart 28776 2 intel_agp

In another machine, an easy solution might be to add
a PCI video card. This machine has only 3 PCI sockets
and all are occupied.

... p. crawford

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Ron Johnson 01-09-2009 06:11 PM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
On 01/09/09 10:15, Peter Crawford wrote:

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:25:03 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:

What video driver?

...

Driver Info #0:

...

Driver Info #1:

...

A little more specifically,
netvista:~# lsmod | grep intel
...
intel_agp 22332 1
agpgart 28776 2 intel_agp

In another machine, an easy solution might be to add
a PCI video card. This machine has only 3 PCI sockets
and all are occupied.


And there's nothing in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old?

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Peter Crawford 01-10-2009 02:18 AM

X-terminal-emulator kills X
 
Ron,

> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 13:11:21 -0600
> And there's nothing in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old?

=== /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old ===
...
(WW) intel(0): DRI is disabled because it runs only at 16-bit depth.
...
(WW) intel(0): xf86AllocateGARTMemory: allocation of 1024 pages failed
(Cannot allocate memory)
...
(**) intel(0): DPMS enabled
(WW) intel(0): Direct rendering disabled
...
(WW) intel(0): xf86UnMapVidMem: cannot find region for [0xb3965000,0x3000000]
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
=== /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old ===

If the default depth in /etc/X11/xorg.conf is changed
from 24 to 16 direct rendering succeeds. Appears
that among all the applications here, xfce4-terminal
is the only one unable to live without DR.

Two minor problems remain.

=== /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old ===
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:02.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)
...
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
...
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x32
=== /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old ===

Specifying the location of drmDevice might save
X from searching for it and specifying absence of
AIGLX: 3D might also save a little time.

Thanks for the tips, ... p. crawford


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