Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 254168
Intel GMA X3100 and OpenGL crash X Server
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:13:53 EDT
Description of problem:
When using an OpenGL-application like openarena, Google Earth or Beryl, the
X-Server crashes as soon as anything seems to be drawn off screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use Beryl as window manager
2. start a terminal window
3. move it out of any edge of the screen.
X server crashes and is even unable to start again. (Not even the login screen)
It seems that the X server restarts over and over.
X server not crashing :-)
This behaviour occurs with my laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN-CR11S which has an Intel
GMA X3100 graphics card.
The computer is still accessible via ssh, so I am still able to do a "shutdown
-h now" from a remote computer.
I am attaching two Xorg.log files which might help you in finding the reason.
My system is Fedora 7, with all updates installed as of 2007-08-24.
Created attachment 172427 [details]
logfile which might help finding the cause of the crash
Created attachment 172428 [details]
this is a Xorg log file which was next to the originally attached one, maybe it helps too.
Created attachment 172429 [details]
xorg.conf of the affected system (nothing really changed from original installation)
I also tried it with the most recent xorg-x11-drv-i810.i386 2.1.0-1.fc7 driver
from fedora-updates-testing, but the X server still crashes when doing any
Try installing the updated mesa-libGL, mesa-libGLU and libdrm rpms from
It worked for me on an ASUS S62E w/ Fedora 7 x86
Thank you riso83, this solved my problems too! beryl and openarena work well
now. Only googleearth does not: It is very slow and unresponsive. and at the
console, I see this message:
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try running with LIBGL_THROTTLE_REFRESH and LIBL_SYNC_REFRESH unset.
I don't know what to do here, but I think that this is out of scope here - I'll
search the web for a possible solution of this last issue.
(I don't know whether I should close this ticket or not, so I leave it as NEW.
Maybe someone with more insight will close the ticket, or only at the time when
the packages are in fedora-updates?)
Yeah, I will pass this to developers. Switching to ASSIGNed.
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