Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15089
X hangs after moving window
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:15:19 EDT
Performed text mode installs with Pinstripe, one custom and one standard
GNOME workstation. Had this problem in both.
After install when I start GNOME and try moving the gnome-hint window, X
hangs. Mouse pointer is still moveable, but nothing reacts.
Could this be related to the mouse? Contrary to previous betas, I don't get
a mouse selection dialog in the text mode install. Maybe the wrong mouse is
CPU: Pentium 233 MMX
Memory: 96 MB
Disk: 4.3GB IDE
Video: Matrox Mystique (170 MHz ramdac, 4 MB)
NIC: Intel Etherexpress 100+
Mouse: Regular two-button PS/2
What does your XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file look like?
I'm only having this problem after text mode installs, it seems. I get a pretty
clear picture when starting X but vertical lines (edges on windows) are
*somewhat* distorted. And as soon as I move a window with the mouse X will go to
Tomorrowland and not respond to any input (uses 98% CPU).
Will attach both the XF86Config and the XF86Config-4 file (I have both, don't
know which is the one that actually gets used) from after a text mode install.
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XF86Config from after a text mode install
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XF86Config-4 from after a text mode install
Attaching my XF86Config* files I get from after a graphical install, when
everything is fine and happy.
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XF86Config from after a graphical install
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XF86Config-4 from after a graphical install
What does /dev/mouse point to on your system?
You don't happen to have a USB keyboard, do you?
No, regular PS/2 keyboard (but connected through a keyboard/monitorswitch). The
mouse is a regular two-button PS/2 conected directly.
Will perform a text mode install again, as what I have now is a working system
from a GUI install.
This is from after a text mode install:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 aug 7 2000 /dev/mouse -> psaux
I think it looks correct?
If you use the config from after a text install, but change
/dev/mouse (in the config file) to /dev/psaux, does
that solve the problem?
No, changing it to /dev/psaux in either of the XF86Config files had no effect.
It still goes bazoo after I move a window.
If you re-run the Xconfigurator from RC1 (that's what's
used in text mode installs), does the problem persist?
Tested with Xconfigurator-4.3.44-1 (from RC1) and Xconfigurator-4.3.48-1 (from
http://people.redhat.com/teg/xc/) and both of them fix the problem.
X doesn't hang now.
Marking it as Resolved.
I couldn't reproduce this at all in RC2. Closing this.