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Aug 25, 2010

I am running Squeeze AMD64 and install updates every couple of days. I installed the latest batch yesterday and got a "restart system" message, so rebooted. The usual messages scrolled past for a while, then the screen went blank, and that was it. I tried a couple of times with same result. I booted into maintenance mode to try to find the cause of the problem. Looking at /var/log/messages there is some strange activity going on. Unfortunately I can't easily paste the relevant portion of the file into this posting as the network isn't working (I am posting this from a laptop), but roughly what I am seeing is this:

PGD <some stuff>
Modules linked in: <long list of modules>
Pid, 1841, comm: Xorg Not Tainted <some stuff>
<about 20 lines of assorted values>
--[end trace <long hex number>]

and this repeats several times (presumably stopping when I hit the reset button). Sometimes it's CPU 0 and sometimes CPU 1, it mostly involves Xorg in Pid line, and apart from the first instance mostly reports Xorg Tainted.

I could just reinstall but would rather repair as it would be both quicker and more instructive.

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[UPGRADE] acpi 1.5-1 -> 1.5-2
[UPGRADE] acpid 1:2.0.4-1 -> 1:2.0.5-1
[UPGRADE] cron 3.0pl1-110 -> 3.0pl1-111
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[UPGRADE] libavformat52 5:0.5.1+svn20100427-0.0 -> 5:0.5.1+svn20100512-0.1
[UPGRADE] libavutil50 5:0.5.1+svn20100427-0.0 -> 5:0.5.1+svn20100512-0.1
[UPGRADE] libcue1 1.3.0-1 -> 1.4.0-1
[UPGRADE] libpostproc51 5:0.5.1+svn20100427-0.0 -> 5:0.5.1+svn20100512-0.1
[UPGRADE] libswscale0 5:0.5.1+svn20100427-0.0 -> 5:0.5.1+svn20100512-0.1
[UPGRADE] sysv-rc 2.87dsf-10 -> 2.88dsf-5
[UPGRADE] sysvinit 2.87dsf-10 -> 2.88dsf-5
[UPGRADE] sysvinit-utils 2.87dsf-10 -> 2.88dsf-5
[UPGRADE] xserver-xorg-video-vesa 1:2.3.0-2 -> 1:2.3.0-3

I start my box from startx but after getting these updates, x tries to start, I see a mouse and a screen for a second and then it drops out again. I'm running the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia and have tried reinstalling them and they install fine, but no go.

Only thing I can find in xorg.log is:
(II) Power Button: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) Power Button: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) Logitech Logitech BT Mini-Receiver: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) Logitech Logitech BT Mini-Receiver: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) MLK wireless combo set: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) MLK wireless combo set: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Close
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"

My xorg.conf file is void of anything related to input devices and has been working a treat. So it would seem one of these updates has screwed evdev. I've tried reverting back to earlier versions, but I get the same issues. I was running squeeze with kernel 2.6.32-4-amd64 when all this happened. It was running like a trooper. I've now tried 2.6.32-5-amd64 but still no go.

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