Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230691
X hangs when trying to come out of gl screensaver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 EST
Description of problem:When moving the mouse to come out of a gl screensaver X
Version-Release number of selected component (if
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Let desktop running KDE go into a gl screensaver such as ksolarwinds.kss
2.Move the mouse to return to the desktop
Actual results:X seems to hang, and no mouse or keyboard input is possible
Expected results:System should return to the normal KDE desktop
Additional info:Using ssh to login to the system and doing "killall
ksolarwinds.kss" immediately returns the system to normal operation with a
working desktop, mouse and keyboard
Created attachment 149092 [details]
xorg.conf in current system
Created attachment 149093 [details]
The xorg.conf file was the same file as created by the system when fc6 was
installed. There are no modifications since then. It is problematic trying to
run without any xorg.conf file as the system defaults to a US keyboard which
means I cannot login to the desktop since I use some characters in passwords
which are in different positions on my UK keyboard.
Created attachment 149095 [details]
new xorg.conf created with system-config-display
This file is as automatically created but with the Option "XkbLayout" parameter
changed from us to gb.
I have just done the following tests:
1) I removed the xorg.conf file and restarted X (using telinit 3 followed by
telinit 5) - no new xorg.conf was created! I tried rebooting and still no new
xorg.conf was created. I was unable to login on the keyboard attached to the
computer so needed to ssh in to proceed.
2) I then re-instated the original xorg.conf and restarted X allowing me to
login to the machine normally again. At this point I then ran
"system-config-display --reconfig" to regenerate a new xorg.conf called
xorg.conf.new which I have attached (I had to amend the keyboard setting with a
manual edit). The new Xorg.0.log will follow.
In the next day or so I will then test the effect on the gl screensaver with
this new xorg.conf
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Xorg.0.log after restarting X
This is the log file after the changes from comment #5
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Re-doing the attachment as a text file ! Xorg.0.log after the changes
Changing from a bin file to text - my bad previously
So far today with the new xorg.conf file above the system has not yet hung X!
I will continue to test and will report back before the end of the weekend. I
have come out of the screensaver about 6 times successfully and no crashes.
I have repeatedly tested with the new xorg.conf file and there have been no
recurrences so I am closing this bug.
Although it is still necessary to run system-config-display to generate an
xorg.conf that works I guess this is not an xorg bug as such which was why I
closed it. If this problem recurs when F7 is clean installed on the same system
I will bz from new but refer back to this report.