New experimental X 4.0 not working

Michael Schmitz schmitz at
Wed Jun 7 05:58:09 EST 2000

> > I installed XFree4.0b...but it doesn`t work...
> > after startx command it loads a bit and it freezes the whole system.
> > You have to reboot and filesystem is corrupted..(I ran fsck 3 times :) )
> Do you use update/bdflush/whatever? I get lotsa lockups when hacking kernels
> and X servers, but I've never had to run fsck more than twice (once
> automatically and once manually).

I had a case where such a freeze hosed various things on my root and usr
partitions. That was during the XFree 4.0 PCI resources trouble hacking.
Is the machine in question one with Mach64 graphics?


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