Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs - Mandriva

This is a discussion on Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs - Mandriva ; On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:22:39 -0400, Eric wrote: > So, i stuck in an ATI x600 radeon, hoping it would resolve things. I ran > xconfig and got my display up and running nicely. But now on exiting X ...

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  1. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:22:39 -0400, Eric wrote:

    > So, i stuck in an ATI x600 radeon, hoping it would resolve things. I ran
    > xconfig and got my display up and running nicely. But now on exiting X back
    > to the console i get a weird looking screen, kind of grayed out with barely
    > readable text and the system hangs solid. I wont respond to any keys at all
    > and i have to 'power button' it off.


    For the ati problem, see https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=38941
    You'll need to install
    http://users.mandriva.com.br/~ander/...8.1.x86_64.rpm

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  2. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:22:39 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >
    >> So, i stuck in an ATI x600 radeon, hoping it would resolve things. I ran
    >> xconfig and got my display up and running nicely. But now on exiting X
    >> back to the console i get a weird looking screen, kind of grayed out with
    >> barely readable text and the system hangs solid. I wont respond to any
    >> keys at all and i have to 'power button' it off.

    >
    > For the ati problem, see https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=38941
    > You'll need to install
    >

    http://users.mandriva.com.br/~ander/...8.1.x86_64.rpm
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    I installed the new driver.
    That helped somewhat, the text is now clear when i exit from X but the
    system still hangs.
    The last thing on the screen after X exits and the system hangs is this:

    Entering Restore TV
    stuff here, cant remember what, its not logged
    Leaving Restore TV
    system hangs here!



  3. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:18:02 -0400, Eric wrote:

    > I installed the new driver.
    > That helped somewhat, the text is now clear when i exit from X but the
    > system still hangs.


    I thought that might happen, as the people reporting the problem with dim
    text (including me), did not have the problem of the system hanging.

    Which kernel are you running, and what kernel parameters are you using
    for splash and video, in lilo/grub?

    I'm using splash=verbose video=vesafb:1280x1024-32@60 with the kernel
    2.6.24.7-1mnb.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  4. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:18:02 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >
    >> I installed the new driver.
    >> That helped somewhat, the text is now clear when i exit from X but the
    >> system still hangs.

    >
    > I thought that might happen, as the people reporting the problem with dim
    > text (including me), did not have the problem of the system hanging.
    >
    > Which kernel are you running, and what kernel parameters are you using
    > for splash and video, in lilo/grub?
    >
    > I'm using splash=verbose video=vesafb:1280x1024-32@60 with the kernel
    > 2.6.24.7-1mnb.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    /boot/grub/menu.lst: (I boot this kernel)
    title desktop 2.6.24.7-1mnb
    kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz-2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb
    BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    vga=788
    initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2.6.24.7-desktop-1mnb.img

    My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows 4
    entries for 60hz, and 1 for 50Hz, 3 of the 60Hz items are checked (looks
    broken to me) but other than that I dont know the default refresh freq of
    my monitor but its range is 50-85Hz
    Thanks
    Eric


  5. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:09:08 -0400, Eric wrote:
    > BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    > vga=788


    > My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows 4


    I'd experiment with different text modes, to see if that fixes the problem.
    As the text mode is for the console only, and doesn't affect Xorg, I'd try
    vga=NORMAL_VGA or vga=EXTENDED_VGA.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  6. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:09:08 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >> BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    >> vga=788

    >
    >> My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows
    >> 4

    >
    > I'd experiment with different text modes, to see if that fixes the
    > problem. As the text mode is for the console only, and doesn't affect
    > Xorg, I'd try vga=NORMAL_VGA or vga=EXTENDED_VGA.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    Dave - i havn't tried it yet, but next time i get ready to reboot I'll try
    out your suggestion, might awhile... I get real tied up with things and
    rebooting is a killer (one of the reasons i love linux - almost never have
    to reboot)
    Thanks
    Eric

  7. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:09:08 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >> BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    >> vga=788

    >
    >> My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows
    >> 4

    >
    > I'd experiment with different text modes, to see if that fixes the
    > problem. As the text mode is for the console only, and doesn't affect
    > Xorg, I'd try vga=NORMAL_VGA or vga=EXTENDED_VGA.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    Well, i tried this, but if i use what you actually have here its not valid.
    The kernel stops at boot and says that NORMAL_VGA isnt a number and wants
    me to input one.
    So, after booting I looked up this vga= param and its got a badly written
    document that will lead a person right down the long and dusty road, but i
    figured it out. The table of numbers they show **must be converted to
    decimal** then you can put that in the vga= param.
    I've got to get this working correctly, the hang at 'exit from X' is going
    to corrupt my disk sooner or later. Its unacceptable.
    Eric


  8. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:09:08 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >> BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    >> vga=788

    >
    >> My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows
    >> 4

    >
    > I'd experiment with different text modes, to see if that fixes the
    > problem. As the text mode is for the console only, and doesn't affect
    > Xorg, I'd try vga=NORMAL_VGA or vga=EXTENDED_VGA.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    Works if i totally remove the vga= addition.
    Based on that it will probably work with the right vga= number but its real
    risky to experiment with it too many times, sooner or later the disk is
    going to be hosed. Why should this be a problem? i dont know, something in
    the install gets botched and i end up with a broken system. I probably
    ought to just say "install default kde" and not do any individual package
    selection at all.
    Thanks
    Eric


  9. Re: exit from kde to console and system hangs

    On Thursday 02 October 2008 21:55, someone identifying as *David W. Hodgins*
    wrote in /alt.os.linux.mandriva:/

    > On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:09:08 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >> BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.24.7-1mnb root=LABEL=disk_root splash=verbose
    >> vga=788

    >
    >> My monitor is native 1680x1050, in kde "Screeen Resize&Rotate" icon shows
    >> 4

    >
    > I'd experiment with different text modes, to see if that fixes the
    > problem. As the text mode is for the console only, and doesn't affect
    > Xorg, I'd try vga=NORMAL_VGA or vga=EXTENDED_VGA.


    I've never heard of those boot parameters, but...

    vga=normal

    .... should work.

    Your mileage may vary... ;-)

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