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Bug 28526 - XFree86 4.0.2-6 crashes the computer with S3 Savage MX/IX
XFree86 4.0.2-6 crashes the computer with S3 Savage MX/IX
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 17991
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-20 20:12 EST by Hermann Schichl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 15:36:42 EST
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Description Hermann Schichl 2001-02-20 20:12:37 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.23 i686)

When starting the XFree86 4.0.2 server on a ASUS L8400C Laptop with
  S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/MX-/IX (rev 11)
the computer crashes completely. Screen shows X pattern background
with some distortions in the upper 5th of the screen, kbd, mouse, eth
don't react anymore. Only possibility for recovery is power cycle.
Crashes sometimes at first X start. Crashes every time at second try (e.g.
using [xkg]dm after logout, or using startx twice,...)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start X using startx (or using xdm, init 5) - crashes already in some
2. shut down X (logout or Ctrl-Alt-BS) - crashes in few cases
3. start X again using startx (if using xdm this is done automatically) -
crashes always at this step at the latest.

Actual Results:  computer refused to do anything except for reacting to
power cycle.

Expected Results:  X should have worked

Workaround: Switch back to XF86_SVGA from XFree86-SVGA-3.3.6-33
                   which works w/o problems.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-20 23:17:01 EST
Please attach the X server logs to the bug report, and your configuration
files for X.  I need the full details from the server logs to diagnose
the problem.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-21 15:36:38 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-28 01:35:05 EST
Never mind the logs, and stuff.  This is a duplicate, and a fix is in the

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17991 ***

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