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Latest f8 kernel vs startx, 1-0



Greetings;

Two problems:
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1: The latest yum installed kernel (2.6.23.14-107.fc8) boots to runlevel 
3 just fine, but startx fails, something about the GLX module even though I 
have a script that builds a fresh nvidia.ko in my rc.local list that did run 
successfully.

So I'm back on 2.6.23.9-85.fc8 ATM.
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2: I have a tail on the log cuz there is a bug in libata that will output a 
certain sequence of error msg's quite a few times on my boot drive, eventually 
locking up the machine, and which has completed the 'smartctl -t 
long /dev/sda' with zero errors twice in the last 24 hours.  A third test is 
running now.

This was while booted to 2.6.24, and to 2.6.24-rc8, this bug may not exist in the 
2.6.23 stuff, one of the reasons I'm testing older boots and found the latest 
whizbang fedora kernel won't startx.  I'd call that more of a whizthud myself. :)

Has anyone else seen this in their logs:

Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.290016] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.290028] ata1.00: cmd 35/00:58:c9:9c:0a/00:01:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 176128 out
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.290029]          res 40/00:01:00:4f:c2/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.290032] ata1.00: status: { DRDY }
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.290060] ata1: soft resetting link
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.452301] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.452318] ata1: EH complete
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.455898] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 390721968 512-byte hardware sectors (200050 MB)
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.456151] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jan 28 04:46:25 coyote kernel: [26550.456403] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't 
support DPO or FUA

This particular stanza was the last one reported before the silent lockup,
while running 2.6.24-rc8.  2.6.24 also does this, but will back the speed
down till its running in a pio mode by the time it freezes that machine.

Comments on either problem welcomed.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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