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Ok, here the deal. First I will tell you what I am running. Slackware10 X windows running on enlightenment/kdepanel. Keeping Linux running at consol only doesnt reboot. Only when X ...
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    Slackware 10 X server reboots.


    Ok, here the deal. First I will tell you what I am running.
    Slackware10 X windows running on enlightenment/kdepanel.
    Keeping Linux running at consol only doesnt reboot.
    Only when X is running and no applications what so ever, we
    even killed the kdepanel to see if that was it and left it at a clean
    envirment with nothing running but the
    blank X windows server and the enlightment theme.
    still reboots the system, no error messages except
    unexpected kill from unknown process,
    I am at a lost. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this befor.

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    When you say 'reboot', is about the X server or the entire computer? If is the server, you see the Enlightenment starts, or its a blank screen? And the returns to the console?

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    The entire computer reboot, If we are not running x windows it doesnt.

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    wtf, this is hard! :P it displays any error message? I mean at least a "reboot called by root in ttyx" or something?

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    only error message we got was unknown process killed, We attempted to set up the xsession-errors log file last night but it wouldnt write to it even with the proper permissions, I dont know if my husband fixed that or not after I went to bed 4am this morning.

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    Hm, thats surpising...

    Okay, let see what we can do! At first, try to start the X server without a wm, change the ~/.xinitrc making it blank, then, start the X server, and see if happens again, if happens, the X server is the "problematic child" and will be punished :P , if dont, the WM should be reistalled, if the X server, it should be reinstalled, and then, try again, so we can know if the problem is version or bad-install (hope It helps)

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    WM? is a windows manger correct? if so then we dont use a windows manger we log in the user and startx. I am using the computer that randomly reboots as we speak, it doesnt happen as soon as you log in. It reboots after a period of time. We even scaned for bad sectors. Nothing.

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    Oh, I think you dont know a little thing = in your home directory has a file , ".xinitrc", in that file is written the default window manager (wm stands for window manager, as you said ), you will erase this file (dont , just put # in the beggining of all lines), then start the X like you usually does (
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    startx
    is the common way) , then you will see if it reboots again or not, we are doing it just to be sure that the window manager (whatever wm you uses) =is not guilty for the reboot issue, so let's try it, okay? [/code]

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    Like i said I dont use a WM manger we log into the tty5 consol and then startx and it goes right into the windows server.


    btw here a screen shot

    snap shot is like 4 months old.

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    I am sorry, but how do you call KDE if not a window manager? Window manager is the program that is between you and the X server, so, you HAVE to use a window manager, understood? Now, try doing like I said, please...

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