Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188455
Screensaver broken & crashes
Last modified: 2018-04-11 13:14:11 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using FC5 on two machines. On both I had problems with the OpenGL
screensavers in KDE.
1. Both machines crashed while klicking "Test" for OpenGL screensavers
in kcontrol. Machines had to be rebooted.
2. On one(notebook), OpenGL screensavers often fill only the upper third
of the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
X11 as delivered with FC5 CDs. kernel2.6.16-1.2080.i386
Steps to Reproduce:
1.KDE control center->Screensavers
2.Select one OpenGL screensaver
Should not crash the machine at least
I have no other gfx related problems.
Glxinfo output looks ok.
One machine uses Radeon9000, the other Intel i810/915.
This bug will represent the Radeon 9000 problem reported.
For the Radeon system:
Configure your machine to boot into runlevel 3, then start X manually using
"startx". Reproduce the crash, then reboot into runlevel 3 again (do not
start X). Make a backup copy of the X server log file and config file, then
attach them to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments.
You can try this on the Intel system as well, but file a separate bug
report for the problem you're having on the Intel hardware. While you
may be having the same end result crash from doing the same thing on 2
different brands of video hardware, the core problem is likely to be
video driver (or kernel module) specific.
Created bug 193138
for Intel i810 platform
Has to be some sort of driver problem.
Reporter, could you confirm please, that this bug still could be reproduced with
the latest release of Fedora (FC6)? If yes, please, attach to this bug your X
server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file
(/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
I'm sorry but I cannot provide the requested input.
My machines have not been upgraded to FC6 and most
likely they will never be.
Well, FC5 is still supported distro, so if you could give us updated information
for FC5 (updated against current repos), it would be helpful as well.
I tested all GL screensavers on both machines with FC5 last updated
about a month ago, on both machines.
However, on the i810 notebook some screensavers still only fill the upper
part of the screen (i.e. flux, particle fountain, euphoria).
Not so serious.
Just in case you're interested I attach Xlog and conf for my "normal"
setup and once after removing and "autodetecting" xorg.conf.
BTW. this procedure left me with a max res of 800x600.
But well, it's a notebook ;-(
Created attachment 152936 [details]
The X conf I normally use
Created attachment 152937 [details]
X log when booting with xorg.conf.normal
Created attachment 152938 [details]
X conf after removing xorg.conf & autoconfiguring
Created attachment 152939 [details]
X log when booting with xorg.conf.auto
Just to say it explicitly, there is no difference,
no matter which of the two attached xorg.conf I use.
OK, so the only problem which remains is what is covered by bug 193138. So this
is being closed as NOTABUG.