Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111375
new RH 9 2.4.20-24.9 kernel hangs after X desktop comes up
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:07 EST
Description of problem:
IBM Thinkpad T23 running RH 9, with kernel 2.4.20-20* (prev. up2date
run). Used up2date to retrieve and install 2.4.20-24.9. System hans
upon login and 1st terminal window or 2nd.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installation of 2.4.20-24.9 OK - no messages. Re-booted to 2.4.20-
24.9; OK (text mode). Logged in as non-root user (console/text
login). "startx", then system hung within a minute as using gnome-
term. Rebooted, repeatable. Rebooted with down-rev kernel - 2.4.20-
20*; system works reliably, normally.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Used up2date to retrieve and install kernel 2.4.20-24.9
3. Normal login, then "startx"
4. Begin work with gnome-term and/or xterm
5. System hangs within a few seconds
System hang (no keyboard/mouse response, no net activity/presence,
How does 2.4.20-27 fare ?
I tried 2.4.20-27 and the result was a longer time until a hang, but
it always hung eventually. I picked up 2.4.20-28 over the weekend,
and am trying it: it seems to be a fix (no hangs after hours of
use). I did a "bad" thing, though: I changed both the OS kernel and
the IBM ThinkPad BIOS rev at the same time. Thus, I cannot tell
which item acutally achieved the needed fix.
The IBM ThinkPad T23 (model 2647-4MU) BIOS in use WAS ver. 1.15, is
NOW ver. 1.17.
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