Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21159
(MGA G200)Switching VTs immediately after login crashes Xserver
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:57 EDT
Logging into gdm and switching away to a text VT before GNOME is done
loading causes the Xserver to die, restarting gdm. The problem seems to go
away if all dri-related stuff is disabled in XF86Config-4.
mgag200 agp board, via mvp3 chipset, amd k6-2/400, stock RH7 install.
What bit depth are you using?
The bit depth wasn't the issue; this was repeatable in both 16 and 24bpp.
Changing the keyboard repeat settings in the GNOME Control Center is all that's
necessary to break this from a clean user profile.
What release of XFree86 are you using when you experience this?
Please attach your uncmpressed XF86Config-4 and XFree86.0.log from
after a crash. Do not start X after the crash, or the new server will
overwrite the old crash log. Attach them using the link below.
I tried this with the latest 4.1.0 from rawhide (a few days old), and this is
still broken. The XFree logs show that the server dies with a sig11.
Are you using Red Hat Linux 7.1 or 7.2 now? If so, I'd like to update
the report to reflect the current version that is failing. Thanks
Currently neither, but IIRC I couldn't easily reproduce this on roswell2. In
any case, I doubt this bug will be a problem for most users
Ok, I'm closing the bug since you've indicated it isn't easily
reproduceable. I suspect it was perhaps related to VT switch
problems that were solved a while back with fixes to the locking
in the kernel's console handling code. If it persists, please
reopen, and attach you X server log and configs using the link