Jon (j_b) wrote,

Ubuntu 11.04 beta

Ran the beta upgrade ...

"OHAI! You're using 3D acceleration? KER-SPLODY-LOCKUP!"

System hung during X startup. Had to use Alt+SysRq+R to get keyboard control back and switch to another virtual console. /var/log/Xorg.0.log mentioned that fglrx had segfaulted.

Surprisingly, I found helpful people in freenode #ubuntu+1 ... who had me run the command

# apport-cli fglrx

Which stepped me through opening up Ubuntu bug #763130.

Worked around problem by purging all 'fglrx' packages, then using updatedb/locate to find all files on the filesystem containing the string "fglrx", checking to see which of them were actually owned by packages with:

$ for filename in $(locate fglrx); do dpkg-query -S $filename; done

and renaming out every file that wasn't part of a package (the only two that were were:
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/fglrx-driver.desktop
x11-common: /usr/share/apport/package-hooks/

With all of those renamed out, X started OK (non-accelerated, using the 'radeon' driver)

Some days, my life is a Jerry Pournelle column. <3
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