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SubjectRe: XFree86 vs. 2.5.54 - reboot
"Bob_Tracy(0000)" wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > "Bob_Tracy(0000)" wrote:
> > > AMD K6-III 450 running a 2.4.19 kernel with vesafb, XFree86 4.1.0, and
> > > a USB mouse works fine. Same setup with a 2.5.54 kernel does a cold
> > > reboot when I type "startx".
> >
> > I saw exactly the same. In my case it appears to be due to miscompilation
> > of a particular sysenter patch which went into 2.5.53. If you're using
> > gcc-2.91.66 (aka `kgcc') then try 2.95.x instead.
> I'm running gcc-2.95.3 here. Is that a "sufficiently correct" version
> to avoid the miscompilation problem?

Yup. It must be something else then. Perhaps you should try disabling
various DRM/AGP type things in config, see if that helps. If not, it would
help if you could identify the kernel version at which the failure started
to occur.
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