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It works because xorg is auto-detecting stuff instead of being told what configuration to use with the generated xorg.conf you had previously. Chances are that XFdrake is generating you a bad xorg.conf which is what is causing your problems.


See how you go and let us know if everything is better.


Well it's been almost 24 hrs, which is pretty good but just had xserver crash with simple scrolling in browser with USB mouse. There was no intensive GPU activity. . It is my understanding that relevant logs must be accessed via ssh from another machine while suspect machine is crashed. Is this correct? Does not Xorg.0.log.old provide this?


If so, I can post Xorg.0.log.old or wait until another crash and provide the log retrieved via ssh.


The kdm.log immediately after crash is:

( I have read that "fb not found" is ignorable" Don't know if true or not.)



[color="#FF0000"]Current version of pixman: 0.22.0
       Before reporting problems, check http://pclinuxos.com
       to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
       (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
       (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jul  8 23:48:37 2011
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
FATAL: Module fbcon not found.
klauncher(3426) kdemain: No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have started the DBUS server. 
kdeinit4: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!
kdmgreet(3354)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): KSystemTimeZones: ktimezoned initialize() D-Bus call failed:  "Not connected to D-Bus server" [/color]

[mi] EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinite loop.

0: /etc/X11/X (xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x80e6d8b]
1: /etc/X11/X (mieqEnqueue+0x1ab) [0x80e60db]
2: /etc/X11/X (xf86PostMotionEventM+0xbf) [0x80c26ef]
3: /etc/X11/X (xf86PostMotionEventP+0x58) [0x80c2828]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so (0xb6b55000+0x2b9e) [0xb6b57b9e]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so (0xb6b55000+0x3a62) [0xb6b58a62]
6: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x67a5f) [0x80afa5f]
7: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1238c4) [0x816b8c4]
8: (vdso) (__kernel_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe400]
9: (vdso) (__kernel_vsyscall+0x10) [0xffffe424]
10: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000+0xe4a53) [0xb7355a53]
11: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000+0x7104c) [0xb72e204c]
12: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (__libc_malloc+0x5e) [0xb72e041e]
13: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000+0x64da7) [0xb72d5da7]
14: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000+0x6bbe3) [0xb72dcbe3]
15: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000+0x6c2ff) [0xb72dd2ff]
16: /etc/X11/X (DeleteAllWindowProperties+0x4c) [0x80e415c]
17: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x4e055) [0x8096055]
18: /etc/X11/X (DeleteWindow+0x200) [0x8098af0]
19: /etc/X11/X (FreeClientResources+0xe9) [0x808e8b9]
20: /etc/X11/X (CloseDownClient+0x69) [0x806ebe9]
21: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x276b1) [0x806f6b1]
22: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1a685) [0x8062685]
23: /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb7287ca6]
24: /etc/X11/X (0x8048000+0x1a261) [0x8062261]




The portion in red, as in previous logs is repeated several times before the backtrace, and many, many times after that.


I noticed just before "FATAL fb module not found" there is a line referring to "using /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d" and it contains:


[color="#2E8B57"]10-evdev.conf  11-mouse.conf  50-fpit.conf  50-synaptics.conf  50-vboxmouse.conf  50-vmmouse.conf  50-wacom.conf[/color]


1. Is it possible that some simple touchpad/mouse is problematic and /home/user/.kde config files are not reading properly/

Should I rename or delete each users .kde folder which should reset it with the new x configuration?


2. There is also a /usr/share/config/kdm/kwinrc file that has been implicated in xserver crashes over in archlinux and gentoo forums. Plausible?


3. Is it possible to downgrade xserver from 1.10.x? I have another laptop testing a slightly older version of pclos also with Intel Mobile 4 graphics but with older xserver and with no crashes. Most pclos mirrors only have latest version but I did find one or two with the older xserver 1.6.5. Obviously if there are massive dependency issues then it is a no go but maybe worth a try.


4 Final question: currently using MDV 2008.1 KDE3.5.x on desktops for business. All has been well for 2 years well. I have hesitated to migrate to KDE4 for various reasons but am posting this from MDV 2010.1 ONE LiveCd and all seems well. Just using this Toshiba A305 for testing so there is no data on board.


Probably going to repartition and reinstall pclos and MDV in dual boot. Unfortunately I can't remember if each plays nice with each others bootloader. I seem to remember each will respect the other's MBR so does it matter which install first? The random xserver crashes on pclos although infrequent, are completely unacceptable in a business office network setting. Also the rolling release aspect of pclos is not comforting, so am willing to give a go at my old friend MDV.


How is it going with Mandriva, Mageia (seemed OK but default fonts were barely legible) and what are the prospects for a STABLE Mandriva future?


Specifically are the following available in repos?:

could not find:





I do use and did find








appreciate your time

Thank you

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If you upgraded your system from one release to another, it is possible that some KDE config files might not have upgraded correctly and could be causing problems. You can rename/remove the old KDE config, or alternatively, just create a new user, and move all your data across to this one, then you would be sure that no other config files are conflicting. I always do this, it's easy enough to reset config of KDE settings for look, etc, of course, some directories I copy into place like for pidgin and SSH as I need this config.

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