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|Summary:||Application and Screen freezes in XFree86|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Peter Scherer <mrpeterscherer>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-03-12 10:28:23 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Peter Scherer 2003-01-01 12:17:14 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: I recently installed RH 8.0 onto my computer. Installation went fine. But when I am in the GUI/XFree86 (either KDE or Gnome, it doesn't matterE) and I go to use various applications the applications and main GUI screen will sometimes freeze up. Sometimes these are mouse freezes where the mouse will not work but the keyboard commands will work. Sometimes these are total freezes. When I press Ctrl-Alt-F4 it kicks me out of the GUI. By pressing Ctrl-Alt-F7 it kicks me back into the GUI and unfreezes the applications. But then I go to use it again and usually within a few mouse clicks it freezes again. ONE EXCEPTION - Mozilla is fairly stable and only freezes occasionally. HELP! (I am a newbie so be easy with all the new terminology) NOTE that I had installed SUSE Linux 8.0 several months ago and I had the same problem. Getting in and out of the problem in SUSE was handled by simply refreshing the screen. However I didn't like all the features of SUSE so I decided to switch to Redhat. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Enter a GUI environment, either KDE or GNOME. 2.Start using the keyboard or the mouse to enter applications. 3.Click or press keys a few times (sometimes a little longer) and the screen will freeze or the mouse will freeze. Actual Results: The screen freezes or partially freezes or the application window freezes. Expected Results: The GUI and applications should be responsive to the mouse and keyboard commands. Additional info: I have a Celeron Mendicino 500 Mhz CPU on a DFI PA 61 motherboard (Slot 1 I believe) witha VIA 693A chipset. I had 64 mg RAM but after installing RH I upgraded to 256 RAM (installed it myself) -- the bugs did not change at all but the computer ran noticeably faster. It has a Stealth 3 Savage 4 video card and I believe the audio is built into the motherboard (Yamaha chip) but I'm not sure.My HD is 10 of 11 Gigabytes.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-02 04:41:50 EST
Configure your machine for runlevel 3, and then use startx to start up X. Using the link below, attach the X server log, and config file individually from after a crash after copying them safely so it is not overwritten by starting up X again.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-26 05:06:34 EST
No config file attached.... waiting for config...
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-13 06:33:23 EST
This bug report does not contain sufficient information to process. I am defering it to the upstream driver maintainer. Please contact Tim Roberts directly, or file a bug report to XFree86.org so that a developer whom has both the hardware and the specifications, as well as direct familiarity with your specific video chipset can investigate this issue and give it the attention it may deserve.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2003-03-12 10:28:23 EST
There are no other users with the same hardware reporting the same problem. Since it occurs under more than one Linux distribution also, I conclude that you may have bad hardware or some hardware specific issue. There is insufficient information in the bug report to speculate further than that however.