Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133792
Xorg server hangs if no mouse driver exists
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.2)
Description of problem:
I use a custom kernel on a PowerPC-based iBook. My kernel mouse
driver is built as a module. If I try to init run level 5 and my
mouse driver has not been loaded the X blanks the screen but does not
load. At this point, the screen is blank and Ctrl-Alt-Fx will not
change virtual terminals. The computer is essentially unresponsive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to load the X server without a kernel mouse driver loaded.
Actual Results: Screen blanks and system becomes unresponsive to
Expected Results: In the past, a message would print informing me
that my X11 server failed to load. The dialog would give me the
option to view the X11 server log.
Created attachment 104375 [details]
Log of X11 server starting with no kernel mouse driver loaded
The computer continues to respond to ICMP packets when in the frozen
This is just an X.Org bug I think.
Please file a bug report in the X.Org bugzilla located at
http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component.
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes
that become available for consideration in future updates.
This issue is now in freedesktop.org's bug tracking system:
This seems to be fixed on my system. I am still using X.org X11 6.8.1
(but now use Fedora's 6.8.1-19 package -- I track Raw Hide pretty
closely). My kernel is now 2.6.9, still self-compiled. So I don't
know what fixed this, but it is now fixed after being broken for quite