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April 16th, 2010, 03:37 PM
My PC has been experiencing intermittent crashes of X server for some time now. Sometimes it will run for a week without a problem, and other days, (like this morning) it will crash multiple times.

By crash, I mean that the screen flickers for a second and the X server dies. (I usually swear loudly at around this point). Then X relaunches itself and I'm greeted with the login screen.

Here's all I could find in the syslog:
Apr 16 10:16:08 jmallory-ws kdm[1804]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Apr 16 10:16:08 jmallory-ws acpid: client 13788[0:0] has disconnected
Apr 16 10:16:08 jmallory-ws acpid: client 13788[0:0] has disconnected

I'd love to find a resolution to this issue. Please let me know what additional information will be relevant to troubleshooting this.


April 16th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Try to add NOACPI to boot line in bootloader option or try to disable the acpi service.

April 21st, 2010, 03:22 PM
I tried the noacpi suggestion, and the result was that the system locked up hard after 10-15 minutes of use. This happened twice, so I've changed it back.

April 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/kdm.log, too. Note that Xorg.0.log gets incremented when X restarts, so refer to Xorg.0.log.old for the last session's log. kdm.log just gets appended.