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Post by cdhgold » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:52 pm

running FC6 .. system has been running like a champ until recently now whenever i either lock session or launch Xine it logs me out .. any ideas? system is current on updates but still using 2.6.18-1.2868 kernel .. have not reloaded my nvidia drivers for 2895 kernel yet

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Post by Void Main » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:50 am

cdhgold wrote:running FC6 .. system has been running like a champ until recently now whenever i either lock session or launch Xine it logs me out .. any ideas? system is current on updates but still using 2.6.18-1.2868 kernel .. have not reloaded my nvidia drivers for 2895 kernel yet
I actually had a similar problem very recently (earlier this week) when I started the mythfrontend on my desktop that has the nVidia card in it. When I started the app it would kill my X session and log me out. I couldn't find any error messages. The problem I had always run into in the past is Xorg gets updated a lot and wipes out the nVidia libraries which required me to reinstall the nVidia driver often. I solved that by adding "^xorg-x11-server"; to the "Hold" section in my apt.conf. This will prevent the Xorg server from being updated when I do an apt-get dist-upgrade.

Now, I did this a couple of weeks ago and I don't believe it was related to the mythfrontend crashing my X server. I still don't know exactly why that happened nor can I get it to do it again. Maybe it is the newer releases of Xorg that is causing some sort of conflict with the nVidia drivers. Here is the version I stopped updating at:

xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-47.2.fc6
xorg-x11-server-utils-7.1-4.fc6
xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.1.1-47.2.fc6
xorg-x11-server-Xnest-1.1.1-47.2.fc6
xorg-x11-server-sdk-1.1.1-47.2.fc6

You might consider reverting back to a previous version and see how that effects it.

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Post by Ice9 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:31 pm

I ran into this a number of times lately and every time I got it solved by re-installing the nvidia drivers
You might wanna try that first, there's a fair chance you won't be having trouble again afterwards.

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Post by Void Main » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:37 pm

Ice9 wrote:I ran into this a number of times lately and every time I got it solved by re-installing the nvidia drivers
You might wanna try that first, there's a fair chance you won't be having trouble again afterwards.
Until Xorg-server gets updated again in another week. :)

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Post by cdhgold » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:06 pm

just a note to say that worked I reloaded my Nvidia driver under the new kernel (figured might as well) and things are back to rocking along again thanks to everyone for help on this and other issues I have had. The support on this forum is one of the primary reason I have kept my interest in linux and gotten so far with it thanks again to the community and all hail void for this forum and your contribution to the community.

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Post by Ice9 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:18 pm

Void Main wrote:
Until Xorg-server gets updated again in another week. :)
Actually I pinned down the xorg packages to avoid this.
Once in a month or so I perform a full upgrade and re-install the nvidia drivers if I have to.
But I have to say that things move a lot slower in "testing" than they did in unstable" ...

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