"Fatal server error" when starting X on FreeRunner
denver at ossguy.com
Wed Aug 27 00:59:28 CEST 2008
2008/8/26 Luca Capello <luca at pca.it>:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:14:30 +0200, Esben Stien wrote:
>> "Denver Gingerich" <denver at ossguy.com> writes:
>>> Fatal server error:
>> It might be as easy as reinstalling xorg. For the last 6 years, I've
>> been running my own distro, so I'm pretty new to debian on my
>> freerunner, but I've noticed twice that the package system has
>> downloaded a corrupt deb and installed it, resulting in applications
>> just crashing.
> If this is a corruption problem, you're right, nothing more than
> reinstalling X.org. Denver, can you try the following, please?
> root at debian-gta02:~# apt-get --reinstall install \
> xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-tslib
That fixed the issue (I get an X screen with an X pointer), although
I'm now running into other problems (the X screen dies after a few
seconds but it's not X's fault; no problems in Xorg.0.log). They are
probably symptoms of the same root problem: a corrupted installation.
I had some issues getting through the installation because of clocking
issues on the SD card, as reported by others . I thought I got
them corrected by turning down the clock speed according to Openmoko
ticket #1743 , but apparently there are still problems.
The real solution here is to find an SD card that doesn't require
tuning the SD controller clock. If anyone has some known-good cards
for the FreeRunner, I'd be happy to hear what they are. The one I'm
using a 2GB Transcend microSD card which looks identical to the
bundled 512MB card (except for the size, of course). I have not had
any issues with the 512MB card. I will try the Debian install again
using the 512MB card, but it would be nice to know where I can buy
another microSD card that works. Ideally I'd like to have a few
different microSD cards, one for each OS I'm testing.
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