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Bug 27961 - (Nvidia) X server hang on gnome panel spawn
(Nvidia) X server hang on gnome panel spawn
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-02-16 06:19 EST by kenfury
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-02 11:42:56 EDT
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Description kenfury 2001-02-16 06:19:35 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
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    

Reproducible: Sometimes
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)
1024x768  32bpp
sorry i am use windows but after 6 fsck and two installs in one due to 
problems i'm tired
Comment 1 David Mason 2001-02-16 12:55:02 EST
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
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-16 14:22:57 EST
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.
Comment 3 kenfury 2001-02-16 20:34:41 EST
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
no problem.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-16 20:47:17 EST
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.
Comment 5 kenfury 2001-02-17 00:01:44 EST
one last thing.  installed helix and I had no problems gnome is running fine
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-02 11:42:52 EDT
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?

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