Bug 24860 - X server (voodoo 3) dies
X server (voodoo 3) dies
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-24 11:32 EST by Philip Balister
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-04 08:08:46 EDT
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xfree log (21.79 KB, text/plain)
2001-01-30 22:55 EST, Philip Balister
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Description Philip Balister 2001-01-24 11:32:02 EST
If I leave the X server running and as the active virtual console, it will
lock after some random period of time. Like hours. The screensaver is
active when this happens. If I leave a text vc active, I get some error
that I forgot to write down on the console I started X from. If X was the
active console the machine is dead.

Server is whatever I got from RH7, which I got from the Dummies book.

This is pissing me off. The old server I used on RH6 ( I got the XF3.xxxx
server from 3dfx) would freeze during use occasionaly, I was hoping XF4
would behave better.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-01-26 04:55:33 EST
Is this an AGP or PCI card?  How much RAM, of what type?
Can you do a file attach above of the entire output of your
X server's error log?  Please include any details that might
help track this down.

Have you tried the latest Rawhide RPM's at all?

Also, could you do a query on all voodoo bugs in bugzilla and see if your
symptoms match anyone else's problems with these cards?
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-01-26 05:10:01 EST
Try disabling the screen saver and let me know what happens overnight.
Comment 3 Philip Balister 2001-01-30 22:53:28 EST
OK, no rawhide RPMS, AGP card, haven't seen anything similar searching for
voodoo bugs.
In the good news department, disabling the screensaver leads to : 
9:58pm  up 4 days, 11:29,  3 users,  load average: 1.12, 1.15, 1.09
Since I haven't rebooted, I haven't recalled the specifics of the voodoo3. It is
a pretty basic one though.
Comment 4 Philip Balister 2001-01-30 22:55:29 EST
Created attachment 8540 [details]
xfree log
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-02 12:28:01 EDT
Your log doesn't show any crash occuring.  Can you attach a log from
after a crash/hang?  Check /var/log/messages as well, it could be a
kernel hang with DRI.  Attach both logs please.

Also, make sure if you use 3D that you are using 16bit depth.  8/24/32
does not work I do not believe.
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-04 08:08:41 EDT
Yep, Voodoo 3 does 3D at 16bpp (which you're using) and Voodoo5 at 16/32bpp.

Can you attach your config file?
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-14 23:15:49 EDT
Unable to reproduce, closing bug due to lack of required
requested information in reasonable time frame.

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