Re: 2.4.x SMP blamed for Xfree 4.0 crashes

From: Aaron Dewell (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 15:17:53 EST

BTW, same result on sparc32 smp+X. xfs segfaults, so does X itself. It
doesn't even get to trying to start. I didn't even think of trying to
go back to a UP kernel. I'll have to try that now.


On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Rogerio Brito wrote:
> On Feb 13 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Yeah I've seen this claim repeatedly. XFree 4.0.2 crashes for me in similar
> > ways on 3dfx and matrox cards and it happens with 2.2 kernels as well.
> I thought that I was going crazy or that it was just my
> inability to configure things correctly, but it is kind of
> comforting to see that I'm not the only one seeing problems
> with XFree86 4.0.2 + matrox + kernel 2.2.18 (UP system -- an
> AMD Duron with chipset KT133).
> When X 4.0.2 entered the Debian testing distribution, I
> immediately upgraded (I had used X 4.0.1 before with very good
> results, but that system had an HD crash and I reinstalled
> Debian potato, that comes with X 3.3.6). I got all these
> strange Segfaults and crashes with a vanilla 2.2.18 kernel. I
> went back to X 3.3.6 and everything is running perfectly fine
> since then, but I'd like to use the new features of X 4.
> []s, Roger...

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