Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10177
RedHat 6.1 locking up
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
RedHat 6.1 has locked up on me a number of times while I had lock screen
running. I had my system in lock screen for a number of hours when this
happens. For other programs running, it has veried from nothing to having
Applix, kpppload, kedit, and/or other programs running. The system has also
locked up while I was working. This has only happened a 2 to 4 times over
the last couple of months.
Does RedHat supply the latest kernals in rpm format? Or do you know of a
site that does?
Has this been looked into yet? A couple of days ago, I was running Netscape and
the hung twice within 10 minutes.
Changing component to xlockmore ...
*** Bug 11935 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Note that this bug /only/ occurs in the "penetrate" screensaver. I'm not having
any lockup problems as per bug 10177.
I have an strace out if that would help.
"Penetrate" -- I assume that's the component of GNOME's "random screensaver"
that leaves a garbled, orange, "Level 1 Cleared" screen -- is locking up 2 of my
RH6.1 systems, requiring hard reset ( I couldn't even ping to it). Different
machines, different video cards. Only recent change has been to run X at 100
dpi instead of 75 dpi. Questions: how to get rid of "penetrate" from system
(rpm -e xscreensaver I assume). How to turn on Magic sysreq (and where is it
The "penetrate" lockup occurs _ONLY_ when I run X in 100 dpi mode (startx --
-dpi 100). Alt-sysrq-k will free it up to the extent of allowing a ctrl-alt-del
We've never seen this with penetrate here, or with xlock.
To remove it, you can a) pick a different screensaver
b) edit it out of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XScreenSaver
After downloading my e-mail, I left my system running without starting xlock
and I had 5 terminals, 1 kpppload, 1 xosview, and 1 KDE World Watch View
running. When I turned my monitor back on, my system had locked up. I could not
change virtual windows or move the mouse. When I run xlock, I use the random
option and I've noticed the system locking up on different screen savers. The
only time I have not had a lock-up is when I logout and have the gui login
screen showing. In this case the KDE login screen.
Is there anything I can run to trap any possible errors? I did not see
anything in /var/logs/messages that indicated any problem. Is there anything you
want me to try?