Permissions problems are being a huge PIMA

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Wed Feb 2 02:26:15 UTC 2011


On Tuesday, February 01, 2011 09:22:46 pm reini did opine:

> On Mittwoch 02 Februar 2011, 02:47:33, gene heskett wrote:
> > On Tuesday, February 01, 2011 08:42:27 pm Reinhold Rumberger did opine:
> > > Am Mittwoch 02 Februar 2011, um 01:07:00 schrieb gene heskett:
> > > <snip: I'm a little out of my depth here, so I'll focus on what I
> > > *do* know>
> > > 
> > > > 1. when I logged in, x wouldn't run, so I looked to see if I had
> > > > an /etc/xorg.conf,
> > > 
> > > Just checking to see that you actually mean /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> > > 
> > > > but I didn't, other than old backup copies, so I copied it
> > > > to xorg.conf and edited it to replace the 'vesa' driver with the
> > > > ati, which may have been my mistake, but it turns out that the
> > > > box is now running at about 2% of its former speed when emc is
> > > > running.  Bear in mind I changed it to see if the ati/radeon
> > > > driver was any better, but it is far worse, dozens of times
> > > > slower than the vesa driver was 2 weeks ago.
> > > > 
> > > > So, i need to go back to the vesa driver, but that also is acting
> > > > like its a 25mhz 386sx.  Keyboard responses are typically 2
> > > > seconds to recognize a keydown, and maybe 3 secs to recognize a
> > > > keyup, with a similar lag between the keyup, and another keydown
> > > > else there is no respnse at all.  Mouse clicks similarly lag, and
> > > > the screen update itself is another 2 to 4 seconds.
> > > 
> > > Is that only with this emc thing? Does it make use of
> > > 3D-acceleration? I'm pretty sure that changing your UID shouldn't
> > > have that effect, especially as the X server is normally started by
> > > root/a special system user. Have you tried running memtest? What do
> > > dmesg, /var/log/messages, /var/log/Xorg.0.log, ... say? Anything
> > > suspicious?
> > > 
> > >   --Reinhold
> > 
> > They all look fairly clean.  Nothing reaches up and gets my attention.
> > Some un-recognized keycodes, and of course the realtime errors caused
> > by whatever is making it be super laggy.
> > 
> > Is x actually running at the point where the first user logs in?  Or
> > is that started after the correct pw has been entered?
> 
> If you do a graphical login, sure, *DM need an X server. It might
> actually be worth a try dropping to a tty before login and using startx
> to start the X server (obviously, first do a "sudo stop kdm" or
> whatever you use to log in).
> 
>   --Reinhold

I will give that a try if I don't get rained out, I'm on the southern edge 
of this superstorm they are talking about.  Its been raining here, fairly 
steady, for a couple hours now.

Thanks Reinhold.

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