[arch-general] Segmentation fault in X after last upgrade
magnus at therning.org
Mon Nov 2 09:07:27 EST 2009
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Well, all I'm really interested in is finding out whether it's
xorg-server or xf86-video-nv which is broken. Then raise a bug, and
get it fixed :-)
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