Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138779
X freezes when starting couple of applications
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
X freezes the box after starting 2nd xterm from menu
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3. start xterm from gnome menu, and start another one
The box freezes, and cannot be accessed even via ssh; has to be
powered off manually.
Well, no freeze.
The application I start does not have to be an xterm; I just gave
that because it produces consistent "results".
The only message I see in log/messages is a repetition of
Nov 10 10:09:51 thales kernel: atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on
isa0060/serio0. Some program, like XFree86, might be trying access
Other system info:
$ uname -a
Linux thales.memphis.edu 2.6.9-1.667smp #1 SMP Tue Nov 2 14:59:52 EST
2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
The video chip is an ATI Radeon 7000.
I have put some stuff to
presently, you can find the log/messages file, the xorg logfiles, and
the yum log file there since I did my FC2-FC3 upgrade via yum.
I updated my system 11/09/2004
I will put a strace output of startx on the ftp site if you suggest a
good way of running the command. When I ran it with the -f flag, it
created a 250M file in couple of minutes while I produced the freeze.
In the meantime, I reverted all my xorg updates, and updated the system
with anaconda. No dice, X still crashes the system, so the problem is
very probably not caused by yum's update.
Presently I am happily running the old xorg from FC2.
At the above ftp site there are a couple of strace outputs.
My name is Mate Wierdl
This bug is the same as 138539
As suggested in bug#138539, commenting out
in xorg.conf eliminates the problem.
This is most likely a dupe of bug #138108, for which I believe we now
have a fix. xorg-x11-6.8.1-17 or later in rawhide should make the
crashes go away, and we'll be putting out an update shortly for FC3.
Please test either the udpate or the rawhide packages so we can
confirm that this is indeed the same issue. Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138108 ***
bugzilla would not let me access bug #138108 even after I logged in.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.