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Re: How do I roll back X using apt-get?

Matthew Miller wrote:

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 07:35:38AM -0400, rab wrote:

I installed the latest rpms for fc2 for X using apt-get and the dist-upgrade option. Now X crashes all the time (every 15 minutes or so on average). How can I get back to the previous version of X (or even fix X)?

I'm not sure if there's a trivial way to roll back a whole set of changes. If someone who knows apt better than me knows one, cool.

So in the meantime, let's figure out why X is crashing. The updates have
worked fine for me, and I hadn't heard any complaints.

What video card do you have? Do you know what triggers the crash? (3D is a
likely culprit -- perhaps some of the OpenGL screensavers?) If you could
post the log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) from the crash, that'd be helpful.

I tried sending the log file but it doesn't look like it made it to the list. I switched to the generic VGA driver and it seems more stable. I tried commenting out the dri part for the nvidia driver (shown below) and turned off the screensaver but that did not stop the crashes with the nvidia driver. I'm using an nvidia GEFORCE FX 5700 LE card on an Athlon 64 system with 1 gb of memory. It worked great since I built the sytem 3 weeks ago up until a few days ago when I upgraded using apt. (It upgraded a lot of X-related rpms at that time.) With the nvidia driver (the one that ships with fc2 not the nvidia binary driver from nvidia), moving a remote window (via ssh connection) would always cause the X server to crash.

Rick B.

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier     "single head configuration"
       Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
       InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
       Load  "dbe"
       Load  "extmod"
       Load  "fbdevhw"
       Load  "glx"
       Load  "record"
       Load  "freetype"
       Load  "type1"
       Load  "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#       Option  "Xleds"         "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#       Option  "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
# or:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
#       Option  "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
       Identifier  "Keyboard0"
       Driver      "kbd"
       Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
       Option      "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier  "Mouse0"
       Driver      "mouse"
       Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
       Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
       Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
       Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
       Identifier   "Monitor0"
       VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
       ModelName    "SGI 17-inch GDM-17E21"
       HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
       VertRefresh  48.0 - 160.0
       Option      "dpms"

Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Videocard0"
       Driver      "nv"
       VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
       BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

#Section "DRI"
#       Group        0
#       Mode         0666

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