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I found this in another mail:

Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Duh.
> I figured out the problem. In 2.4.0-test13-pre3 is the introduction of
> the shmall sysctl. I had installed a package called powertweak a while
> back. It looks like powertweak sets any sysctl it doesn't know to 0.
> So, the problem was that there was no shared memory for X. ;(
> I set that up to a reasonable level and all is well.
> sorry for the wild goose chase. :(
> kevin
> -

Could you check your /proc/sys/kernel/shmall value?
If 2.4 is really incompatible with powertweak, perhaps a warning should
be added to the release notes.

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