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[Bug 528397] New: Runlevel 5 + KDM: X freezes with a black screen using vesa video driver
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  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 06:24:54 -0600
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Summary: Runlevel 5 + KDM: X freezes with a black screen using
vesa video driver
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Factory
Platform: x86
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: rkrell@xxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20090730 SUSE/3.5.2-1.1 Firefox/3.5.2

Starting in runlevel 5 directly with KDM, X freezes with a black screen using
vesa video driver. The X server is definitely hanging and doesn't even respond
on control sequences from keyboard, as ctrl+alt+backspace or ctrl+alt+F2 and so

My video chipset is an Intel 865G.

Changing to default runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab and launching runlevel 5 by
'init 5' as root from console, KDM runs fine and no more problem occurs even in
the following X session.

This problem happens at least in M4 and M5, with kernel and 2.6.31-rc4
not sure whether it hadn't been introduced already ealier.

It seems like there is a problem with preload or something similar.

I reported a similar problem also at
After several tests and configuration I'm not sure, whether both problems, with
vesa hier and intel there, don't even have the same cause.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /etc/X11/xorg.conf as used by the installation CD's (vesa driver)
2. Reboot to runlevel 5
3. As soon as kdm comes up there is a black screen and X is frozen.

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