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--- ME <dugan@passwall.com> wrote:
<snip>
My apologies to the list for the length of this msg.
It contains output from XFree86.0.log, df -h and
dmesg. 

> # ls -l /etc/X11/XF86Config*
> 
> See if the dates listed for the files modification
> time (listed in the
> output) are consistent with the times you recall
> they were last altered.

All dates are June 5, 2002.  Consistent.

> 
> > I've changed it to no screensaver.  Perhaps after
> this
> > settles down, I will experiment with other
> settings.
> 
> I want to be explicit here. Does this mean that when
> you rebooted, you
> started up X and everything seems to work right now?

Yes.  Booted to the cli and everything looked OK. 
Then ran startx and it seemed good too.

> 
> If this is the case, were there any events that lead
> up to the failure you
> described that you can recall?

I'm really reaching, but I recall starting my Win98
box at about the same time as I was running startx. 
However, both boxes are on their own UPS (APC Back-UPS
Pro) and both monitors had be on prior to turning on
either box.  So, power seems an unlikely factor.

> 
> Perhaps Redhat keeps a log of the last start of X?
> Check out /var/log
> # ls -l /var/log/*X*
> "XFree86.0.log" for example (and others) may contain
> the last complaints
> from "X" the last time it failed and point a finger
> as to where the
> problem may have come.

I don't understand most of this log file, but here's a
section with a 'Failed' message.

(**) MGA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) MGA(0): RGB weight 565
(--) MGA(0): Chipset: "mgag100"
(II) MGA(0): Offscreen memory usage will be limited to
512 lines if the DRI is enabled.
(==) MGA(0): Using AGP Mode 1x
(--) MGA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE5000000
(--) MGA(0): MMIO registers at 0xEFEFC000
(--) MGA(0): Pseudo-DMA transfer window at 0xEF000000
(--) MGA(0): BIOS at 0xEFEE0000
(--) MGA(0): Video BIOS info block at offset 0x07AC0
(--) MGA(0): Found and verified enhanced Video BIOS
info block
(II) MGA(0): MGABios.RamdacType = 0x0
(WW) MGA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range
(0xe5000000,0x800000)
(--) MGA(0): VideoRAM: 8192 kByte
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a

and it happens again soon after:

(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.0.3, module version = 1.2.0
	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.3
(WW) MGA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range
(0xe5000000,0x800000)

and once more toward the end of the log.  Same range
each time.

----------------------------------------------

Output from df -h:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8             509M   71M  412M  15% /
/dev/hda1              68M  3.5M   61M   6% /boot
/dev/hda5             988M  323M  615M  35% /home
/dev/hda10            251M   43k  237M   1% /tmp
/dev/hda11            2.9G  2.1G  742M  74% /usr
/dev/hda6             988M   96k  937M   1% /usr/local
/dev/hda9             486M   62M  399M  14% /var

------------------------------------------------

And finally, output from dmesg:

Linux version 2.4.2-2 (root@porky.devel.redhat.com)
(gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1
2.96-79)) #1 Sun Apr 8 20:41:30 EDT 2001
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 @ 0000000000000000
(usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000400 @ 000000000009fc00
(reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 @ 00000000000f0000
(reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000013ef0000 @ 0000000000100000
(usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000008000 @ 0000000013ff0000 (ACPI
data)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000008000 @ 0000000013ff8000 (ACPI
NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 @ 00000000ffff0000
(reserved)
On node 0 totalpages: 81904
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone DMA has max 32 cached pages.
zone(1): 77808 pages.
zone Normal has max 607 cached pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
zone HighMem has max 1 cached pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=308
BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 807.968 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 1612.18 BogoMIPS
Memory: 319732k/327616k available (1365k kernel code,
7496k reserved, 92k data, 236k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7,
524288 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4,
65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8,
1048576 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6,
262144 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff
00000000, vendor = 2
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64
bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff
00000000 00000000
CPU: After generic, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff 00000000
00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor stepping 02
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.37 (20001109) Richard Gooch
(rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb71, last
bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router default [1022/740b] at 00:07.3
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society
NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS not found.
Starting kswapd v1.8
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
block: queued sectors max/low 211824kB/80752kB, 640
slots per queue
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes;
override with idebus=xx
AMD7409: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
AMD7409: chipset revision 7
AMD7409: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings:
hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings:
hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: WDC WD200BB-00AUA1, ATA DISK drive
hdc: ATAPI 52X CDROM, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache,
CHS=2434/255/63, UDMA(33)
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11
>
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
Serial driver version 5.02 (2000-08-09) with
MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP
enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS02 at port 0xd800 (irq = 11) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10d
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind
32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 236k freed
Adding Swap: 658624k swap-space (priority -1)
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xd4866000, IRQ 10
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:07.4, Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
AMD-756 [Viper] USB
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
Winbond Super-IO detection, now testing ports
3F0,370,250,4E,2E ...
Winbond chip at EFER=0x3f0 key=0x87 devid=52 devrev=f4
oldid=ff
Winbond chip type 83977EF / SMSC 97w35x
Winbond LPT Config: cr_30=01 60,61=0378 70=07 74=04,
f0=b8
Winbond LPT Config: active=yes, io=0x0378 irq=7,
dma=none
Winbond LPT Config: irqtype=follows nACK, ECP fifo
threshold=7
Winbond LPT Config: Port mode=Standard (SPP) and
Bidirectional(PS/2)
SMSC Super-IO detection, now testing Ports 2F0, 370
...
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
ip_conntrack (2559 buckets, 20472 max)
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.14 (February 20, 2001)
eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC rev 32 at 0xda00,
00:C0:F0:5C:02:8C, IRQ 9.
eth0:  MII transceiver #1 config 3100 status 7829
advertising 01e1.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on MII#1 link partner
capability of 05e1.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on MII#1 link partner
capability of 05e1.
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.7,
20:53:49 Apr  8 2001
emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 8 model 0x8027 found, IO at
0xdc00-0xdc1f, IRQ 10
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Uniform CD-ROM driver unloaded
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
mtrr: type mismatch for e5000000,800000 old:
write-back new: write-combining
Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.7,
20:53:49 Apr  8 2001
emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 8 model 0x8027 found, IO at
0xdc00-0xdc1f, IRQ 10
Uniform CD-ROM driver unloaded
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12



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