Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167268
ATI Drivers cause lockups with xscreensaver.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
Description of problem:
While not specifically a "Fedora" issue I thought I'd alert you guys to this one.
I have the latest ATI opengl drivers from LIVNA repository;
When I lock my screen, the screensavers work perfectly, but when I try and
unlock the screen, by typing my password, the system locks up. It is not
pingable and I cant change to a VT.
PS - this was also the case on the older version of the drivers and the older
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ATI drivers
2. lock screen,
3. try and unlock.
Machines locks up.
Access to machine is granted.
I don't think there is much we can do if this is being caused by an unsupported
Does it happen if you don't use the livna ati drivers?
Correct, however, I forgot to mention that the screensavers work perfectly in
'Demo' or 'Preview' mode of xscreensaver. So I'd suggest that maybe the problem
is with the "password input dialog"/"screen unlocking" part of the xscreensaver
No it doesnt happen without the livna ati drivers.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
The information we've requested above is required in order
to review this problem report further and diagnose/fix the
issue if it is still present. Since there haven't been any
updates to the report in quite a long time now after we've
requested additional information, we're assuming the problem
is either no longer present in our current OS release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
Setting status to CANTFIX, however if you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
Core release and are still interested in Red Hat tracking
the issue, and assisting in troubleshooting the problem,
please feel free to provide the information requested above,
and reopen the report.
Thank you in advance.
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