[ubuntu-x] Ibex x server a little TOO hot-pluggy?

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Mon Nov 3 19:17:35 GMT 2008

On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 08:20:14AM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 6:07 AM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> > With Ibex, however, that seems to have broken.  Several
> > times I've moved the cable to discover that a
> > machine which had been running fine the night
> > before now is in reduced resolution mode, and
> > a nasty "reduced resolution, want to troubleshoot?" (not verbatim)
> > dialog is up instead of the test user's desktop.
> A few ideas:
> 1) it might be a feature of the new nvidia driver?

According to your logs, you seem to be running the -intel driver, no?

> 2) it might have been happening before, but I just didn't notice,
> since the cluster is new?

Entirely possible.

> 3) wine might be crashing X?

Something is definitely crashing either X or the kernel and causing X to
restart.  So that's certainly one issue you'll want to investigate.  The
other issue is X not starting up without a monitor attached; I'd think
this ought to work.  Probably worth filing a bug upstream.
> Anyway, you can just ignore this for now, I'm sure
> I'll have more data later.  For the moment I'm
> leaving a monitor plugged into the one system
> with an nvidia graphics card, on the chance that
> it's nvidia-specific.

I'm curious that you believe it to be an nVidia graphics system when the
logs say Intel.  Do the systems have an onboard graphics as well as a
graphics card?  (Not that it should matter, but could explain the
discrepancy in the log.)


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