Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27961
(Nvidia) X server hang on gnome panel spawn
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Gnome will hang when in spash screen "Gnome:The Panel" ALT+Fx can not
change vertual term. CTL+ALT+BKSP will result in blank screen,
CTL+ALT+DEL will not reboot box
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: 1/3 of times proceed normal
2/3 is messed up see above
Expected Results: start Gnome
video card NV11 (GeForce)
sorry i am use windows but after 6 fsck and two installs in one due to
problems i'm tired
try bumping down your bit depth (16, 24?) - this one is hard as it we are not
able to reproduce it as far as I know
Can't reproduce this on my X server. See if you can switch virtual terminals
with Ctrl-Alt-F1 when it happens (note that Ctrl-, not just Alt-).
If so, try "DISPLAY=:0 xterm" and see if you can start an xterm that appears
on virtual terminal 7.
1) Changing depth and or resolution does not help 640x480 800x600 8bit 16 bit
and 32 colour depth all have same issue.
2)nope no help stays hung.
I also installed 7.0 today and installed Xf86 4.0.2 and 2.4.0 kernel
The fact that you can't switch terminals and that Ctrl-Alt-Backspace gives a
blank screen instead of returning to the console indicates an X server bug to me.
one last thing. installed helix and I had no problems gnome is running fine
It must be an X server bug, however you've updated GNOME and do not have the
problem anymore. Since we cannot reproduce it, and there is still a bug,
would you be willing to reproduce it again and attach your config and X
server log to the bug report?