Optiplex Session Logout --> No KDM/X11

Kenneth Jacker khj at cs.appstate.edu
Fri May 15 14:59:02 UTC 2009


[ Dell Optiplex 755;  ATI RV610 (Radeon HD 2400 XT);  Kubuntu 9.04 ]

Whenever I "logout" of my GUI session, I am returned to a virtual
console (i.e., X11 is *gone*).  I can run 'startx' to restore the
prior session, but logging out again returns me to a console (I, in
fact, am never really logged out).

Searching archives, I've found others reporting similar problems (but
mainly involving multiple monitors).  I could find no real "solution".

The end of "Xorg.0.log" contains this:

       Backtrace:
       0: /usr/bin/X(xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x813518b]
       1: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x55) [0x80c7be5]
       2: [0xb80e0400]
       3: /usr/bin/X [0x817fca2]
       4: /usr/bin/X [0x8180d4f]
       5: /usr/bin/X(CreateDefaultStipple+0x10b) [0x809f93b]
       6: /usr/bin/X(main+0x266) [0x8072196]
       7: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5) [0xb7cb3775]
       8: /usr/bin/X [0x80717a1]
 ===>  Saw signal 11.  Server aborting.
       Output DFP2 disable success
       Blank CRTC 0 success
       Disable CRTC 0 success
       Blank CRTC 1 success
       Disable CRTC 1 success
       (II) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() :
       (II) RADEON(0):   MC_FB_LOCATION   : 0x00df00d0 0x00df00d0
       (II) RADEON(0):   MC_AGP_LOCATION  : 0x00000000
       (II) RADEON(0): avivo_restore !
       Enable CRTC 0 success
       Unblank CRTC 0 success
        ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log


Prior to the 9.04 install, the machine was running 8.04 and it worked
better.  When I logged out, I saw a "garbled" screen and could restart
X11 using C-A-<backspace>.  Even that functionality has now gone away.


Is anyone successfully using Jaunty on a Optiplex 755 with the Radeon board??

Thanks for you comments/suggestions!
-- 
Prof Kenneth H Jacker       khj at cs.appstate.edu
Computer Science Dept       www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC  28608  USA        




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