Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20571
the system frezes working with gnome for about 3 minutes
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:37:26 EDT
When I use GNOME as a normal user, after about 4 minutes, when I launch a
new application (whatever it is) the border of the window does not appera,
the system is frozen, the keyboard doesn't work (and so it is not possible
to connect to a virtual consolle to kill the process). the only thing
working is the mouse pointer (but the system doesn't reacte to any click).
So the only way to solve the situation is to press the power down button!!!
I think it is really a big problem becouse it is not possible to work with
gnome in such a situation.
hp, again this might be an X problem... if so please assign to pbrown
Everything-freezes-but-the-cursor is a pretty common way for the X server to
die, GNOME shouldn't be able to cause this unless the server is broken.
What graphics chipset are you using?
Are you using XFree86 3.3.x or 4.0?
Reiterating - what X server are you using? Please attach a X server log,
and a copy of your X server config file with the attachment link below.
I was having the same freezes running X-4.00 in both Gnome and KDE. I have the i810 chipset but was using an S3
PCI vid-card. I had disabled AGP and chose "Probe for PCI video first" in the BIOS. I got fed up and tried a fresh install
of Red Hat 6.0 that I knew was working on my old P100. Result was the same freeze-up. I decided it must be a
Solution: Remove PCI video card, restore BIOS video settings to default, run Xconfigurator, edit lilo.conf to reflect new
amount of available RAM and voila. I have had X running all day with random screen savers, installed Star Office 5.2,
played several games, etc w/o any freeze-up for at least 18 hours.
The information that is required to debug this has not been provided
in an acceptable time frame. Closing bug due to lack of necessary
information. Feel free to reopen the report if you attach the