X weirdness

Sridhar M.A. mas at mylug.org
Wed Mar 29 01:41:24 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 08:00:00PM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
   > You seem to have a most unusual problem there, and you did a bunch of 
   > sensible things. It looks like one of those things that needs some 
   > heavy guns to solve. So here's how I would tackle it:
That is comforting in a way :-)
   > Get the .config for the current working Debian kernel, the last Ubuntu 
   > kernel that worked and the current Ubuntu kernel, and diff them. See 
   > if that highlights anything. Does Ubuntu boot using the Debian kernel 
   > btw? Then use the Debian .config to build a kernel under Ubuntu, test 
   > it, and check errors (if any). Any differences in the kernel 
   > parameters between working and non-working kernels?
   > >
   > >    error opening security policy file /etc/xserver/SecurityPolicy
   > Does that file exist, and what's in it? On my Breezy 
   > it's /etc/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy - one extra dir in the path
As in debian it is in /etc/X11/xserver. They are identical when I
diff'ed them.

I will try redoing things in a day or two. Regrding the comment about
kernels, generally, I compile my own to keep things to a minimum. On my
sarge machine, I am running 2.6.16 (vanilla) with Nvidia 8178 driver.
Will try the same on dapper and come back.


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