|Summary:||xfontsel locks X server|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Ray Muno <muno>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-12-20 20:52:49 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Ray Muno 2001-09-20 14:04:43 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp i686) Description of problem: Using xfontsel, we can repeatedly lock the Xserver. The machine becomes completely unusable from the main console. You cannot switch to a text console or kill the X server with ctrl-backspace. You can still log in remotely but root cannot kill any X related processes. Init 3 has no effect either. The only recourse is a reboot. We can do this on any Redhat 7.1 (SGI XFS 1.01) machine we have. It does not matter what video card or driver we are running. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rpm -qf /usr/X11R6/bin/xfontsel XFree86-tools-4.0.3-5 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.run xfontsel 2.pick misc(fndry) fixed(fmly) ptsz(160) 3.machine locks hard. Power cycle or reboot from a remote connection. Actual Results: The machine locks the graphics display hard. Expected Results: I should be able to pick a font. Some combinations work. The above one always results in a lockup. Additional info: I have seen similar display lockups as well but never reproducible like this.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-10-01 13:14:12 UTC
I've reproduced this on a 16Mb Voodoo 3 AGP card as root and user, in 1024x768x16 with DRI enabled. On a Radeon QD (5144) however it does not crash. It does act odd however, and display an improper font table. Switching to 140/200/etc. works, choosing 160 displays only "N/L". There is definitely a bug here. Can you please provide me a list of some hardware you've tried this on and could reproduce, and also add your X configuration and X log files as file attachments using the link below? It might aide me in debugging. Thanks for your bug report.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-20 19:45:53 UTC
This problem appears to be fixed in current rawhide XFree86. It may or may not be fixed in XFree86 4.2.0 or 4.2.1 perhaps also. I don't have a 4.2.x setup currently installed to test with however. Have you tried RHL 7.2/7.3 or 8.0? Just curious if anyone is able to reproduce the problem on any of those releases?
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-20 20:52:49 UTC
Ok, I've just got a whackload of guinea pigs in IRC to test this in 7.3 and 8.0 on a wild array of hardware. So far no lockups reported. I'm going to close this one as fixed in Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 8.0 for now, but if you find the problem still exists in any release please reopen. Thanks