[arch-general] Segmentation fault in X after last upgrade

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Nov 2 07:54:18 EST 2009

Am Montag 02 November 2009 schrieb Magnus Therning:
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Am Montag 02 November 2009 schrieb Magnus Therning:
> >> I just upgraded this morning and after a reboot X refuses to start.
> >> My /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains a message about a segmentation fault
> >> and a short backtrace.
> >>
> >> I'm on AMD64, with an nVidia card (I'm using the Xorg driver, nv).
> >>
> >> Anyone else seeing something the same behaviour?
> >> Any suggestions on how I can get my system back to normal again?
> >>
> >> /M
> >
> > You could try nouveau driver instead.
> Is that driver as mature as the Xorg nv driver?  (I don't really care
> about 3d stuff, so the Xorg driver is feature full enoug.)
> In the meantime I've downgraded to xorg-server from 4 Sep (and device
> packages from even earlier).
> Had I thought about it I would have tried removing the nv package and
> let X run with vesa instead.  I'll have to get some work done first
> thought, maybe I have time to try it later today or tomorrow.
> /M
Before using vesa driver you should at least give nouveau and nv driver a 
Both lack on 3D support but for 2D operations they should work fine.
Nouveau has nice kms support, which is nice if it works on your card.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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