Bug 13054 - xscreensaver freezing my machine?
Summary: xscreensaver freezing my machine?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
: 12256 13318 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-06-26 14:29 UTC by Tim Powers
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-07-20 16:45:17 UTC

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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-06-26 14:29:56 UTC
I haven't done further testing, but here goes. Xscreensaver seems to lock
up the machine when it blanks the screen. The machine has to be reset. I
couldn't test to see if I could get into it remotely since I don't have any
networked machines at home at the moment. Removing xscreensaver &
kdebase-3d-screensavers fixes the problem (machine doesn't have a blank
screen and won't lock up).

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-03 22:52:35 UTC
*** Bug 13318 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-06 20:56:48 UTC
*** Bug 12256 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-08 19:13:53 UTC
This should be fixed in XFree86-4.0-0.32.
(FWIW, the XFree86-Servers packages also needs to be rebuilt.)

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-18 20:58:51 UTC
I saw this on beta3.  Was the fix supposed to be in beta3?  It hung on a moire
pattern and I totally lost control of the mouse and keyboard. 
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and Ctrl-Alt-Delete did nothing.  I had a couple of rlogin
sessions going to it and they were fine.  I tried to kill the X-server.  It died
but the screen didn't change and I didn't get control of my keyboard or mouse
back.  I had to issue a shutdown and reboot.

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-18 21:00:23 UTC
No, it was fixed shortly after beta3.

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-18 23:14:32 UTC
So, the latest xscreensaver package should fix this?

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-18 23:19:06 UTC
No, you need a newer XFree86 or XFree86-Servers package. The compiler
was miscompiling part of the X server.

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-19 17:46:29 UTC
Are these in rawhide?  I looked in
ftp://beta.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/ and I seem to already have
the latest version of everything:


These version numbers seem to match what is in rawhide.

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-20 16:45:15 UTC
No response to above comment so re-opening...

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-07-20 17:07:08 UTC
They will be fixed in beta4/ the next rawhide release.

Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-05-02 21:02:45 UTC
This problem may still exist. When I upgraded from 7.0 to 7.1 it appeared. A
work-around seems to be to rename your old .xscreensaver file out of the way,
let it create a new one, and re-do your preferences.

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