Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14862
s-povray from Povray 3.1g crashes Xfree86
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
I think it is svgalib issue.
If i use s-povray from Povray 3.1g, it causes immediate crash of X-server
Using x-povray works ok.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
What card? (I seriously doubt this is going to get fixed
for any release candidate... we don't even ship spovray.
GeForce, with XFree86 4.0.1 and NO nvidia drivers... all defaults.
I know you do not ship s-povray. since s-povray was causing x to crash, I
thought it might be svga library and worth letting RedHat know.
anything that is setuid (such as spovray) can wreak total havoc with the
hardware directly. This is why X crashes.
spovray is the culprit here, not X.