Bug 10974 - Alpha 6.2 (and 6.1) occasionally lock in xscreensaver
Alpha 6.2 (and 6.1) occasionally lock in xscreensaver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-04-21 16:14 EDT by jpranevich
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-04 11:47:23 EDT
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Description jpranevich 2000-04-21 16:14:56 EDT
Occasionally, I get a complete machine lock (can't change terminals, etc)
in xscreensaver. This happens completely at random, but afterwards
requires a reboot. If I disable the screensaver, the machine never hangs.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-04-25 11:45:59 EDT
What graphics card and X server are you using?
Comment 2 bertrand 2000-05-18 08:34:59 EDT
I have a very similar problem. The screensaver crashes and completely locks
the station, or returns to gdm. The X server randomly crashes too (I cannot
change terminal but I can make a telnet from another station).

I search the source of this problem, and I think that
the problem come from the PCI bus gestion in the kernel (when
X freezes and when I make 'init 3' by telnet, I turn my monitor
off because the video card doesn't send anymore signal).

I have an Elsa Gloria Synergy 8Mb on a Compaq XP900 [21264]
(RH 6.2 and I have tried the kernels 2.2.13/14/15, XFree86-3DLabs 3.3.6)
with 640 Mb of RAM and 1 Gb of swap.


Comment 3 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 11:47:18 EDT
Have you tried any of the XFree86 *4* kits?

Comment 4 jpranevich 2001-06-04 12:43:13 EDT
This is a bit old, don't ya think? :)

I'm now running 7.0 and it had similar issues, but there's a separate ticket 
logged (and resolved) on that. Seems to be a driver issue and an update fixed 

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