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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,...)
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
Expected Results: X should have worked
Workaround: Switch back to XF86_SVGA from XFree86-SVGA-3.3.6-33
which works w/o problems.
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
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
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 ***