Re: completely lost as to what to do, or where to look.

From: Justin Mattock
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 02:51:36 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2008 04:10:16 +0000 "Justin Mattock" <justinmattock@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello; I'm lost as to where to look in the kernel, as to why I'm
>> receiving a black screen with startx
>> DRI seems to be fine, I'm noticing a sema_init but am not sure if this
>> is the cause of the blackness.
>> any direction as to where I might look would be helpful.
> Kernel version?
> A git-bisect should get you down the the offending commit within an
> hour or three. has some
> instructions.
> But if you're on 2.6.26-rcX, be sure to use the very latest - a pile of
> bad DRI code got reverted recently. This morning, I think.

Thanks for the help, From what I can remember I noticed this around
2.6.26-rc1. It could be an issue with DRI, but then again it could be
something else. With running some more tests I'm noticing a conflict
with, not recognizing the module or the module not
recognizing As for the latest git I'll have to pull, and
see if it makes a difference. If not then I'll have to sit and keep
working this problem until I can figure what is happening "even if my
eye ball's fall out of my sockets", and I walk around feeling like
I've had brain surgery".
Justin P. Mattock
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