I followed all this and still get the same error. I make sure I do:
Originally Posted by givemesugarr
modprobe -r fglrx
Before starting X to make sure the right module was loaded, I also rebooted to double check.
I don't use any framebuffer/splash in the grub.conf or kernel. I even turned off the Grub splash in grub.conf. I don't use XDM etc so I just type startx.
I don't have to use Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot after starting X. I just have to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get back to the console. I noticed the following error on the X VT (Ctrl-Alt-F7):
Every time I type startx it has the same error and the PreInitDAL failed error in the log.
*** glibc detected *** X: double free or corruption (fasttop): 0x0821e9f8 ***
I'll try genkernel to see if that fixes it, it'll be a much more generic kernel config.