Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242272
Xorg crashes with savage driver (Caught signal 11)
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:06:57 EST
Description of problem:
Xorg crashes when starting any 3D application or trying to enable "Desktop
effects" in Gnome.
According to the log, it crashes in /savage_drv.so(SavageDoAdjustFrame+0x9b)
The bug "was there" starting from FC6.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. For example start PPracer, or powermanga, or try enabling "Desktop effects in
Created attachment 155999 [details]
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If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Created attachment 253471 [details]
Created attachment 253481 [details]
I have updated my system to Fedora 8 and the bug is still present.
When I push "Enable Desktop Effects" in gnome, xorg crashes and I am back to
I have added new xorg.conf and xorg.log
I also have had this bug in the last Fedora releases (on a laptop equiped with a
ProSavage KN133 /TwisterK). The bug is still there, on my updated Fedora 8 system.
In addition, if I hit Ctrl-Alt-F8, the display and keyboard dies (while the rest
of the system is up). Hitting Ctrl-Alt-[F1-F7] works normally. This behavior
is probably not part of this bug. Perhaps Ivan can test this?
Isn't this the same bug as 426743?
The bug is not the same because in 426743 all OpenGL applications fail to start
and return "wait event returned -14", but Xorg server works fine after that.
However, the patch provided for the bug 426743 solved Xorg crashes as well.
I took already patched rpms with kernel DRM modules and xorg-x11-drv-savage from
and now all 3D applications run fine (although I have not tried 3D desktop yet)
Thanks Ivan! The patched kernel and the driver worked well for me too! It even
fixed the Ctrl-Alt-F8 problem. Thanks again :-)
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