[PlanetCCRMA] X wierdness

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Sep 4 11:16:01 2003

> After a while without updates I installed RH9 + the Planet on my Linux 
> box today.  I downloaded the iso's at school and then brought them home 
> and  reinstalled from scratch.  Everything seems to work with the 
> standard Red Hat kernel, but when I get some serious  weirdness when I 
> try to run X with the Planet kernel.  Basically, X tries to start up, 
> but with some bizarre screen artifacts, and then farts and dies.  It 
> will do this three or four  times before it asks if I want to try to 
> run the X configuration program.  I then run the program, and the same 
> thing more or less happens.  X runs fine with a stock kernel; I haven't 
> tried the RH + capability kernel yet.

Doh! I forgot!
Make sure you have space in the / partition (you can use the "df"
command). When it fills up xfs (the font server) cannot start up and X
dies with the symptoms you describe. Run "apt-get clean" to make sure
you erase any cached packages...

-- Fernando