Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30880
(Trident 9685)Random system lock ups anywhere from 1 minute to 2 hours after logon
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
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In either KDE or GNOME the complete system hangs. Keyboard and all. I have
to power cycle.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Choose Linux from the LILO screen
2.Log on as either my user name or as root
3.Just open a few applications. No pattern here. I've tried many different
apps; file managers, games, sysinfo; at random times the box will just
lockup. This a dual boot machine. Win ME is stable.
Does it happen if you don't boot into X?
No, it only happens in X
My system consists of the following harware:
Pentium 200MMX on an Intel AN430TX mb with 64M of ram
Video card is a 2M Trident 9685 PCI
It is configured as a stand alone workstation
I'm using 2 2G hardrives. The first contains WinME, the second RH Linux 7.0
Please attach an X server log to the bug report.
I can't get to an X server log once the system hangs. The keyboard is useless.
Would it be helpful to attach a log from when it's operating properly?
The X server logs are stored in /var/log. Without the log I cannot do
anything. You'd have to run a debugger on your system, or send a backtrace
from a coredump or something.
When the machine locks up, reboot into text mode only, and snag a copy of
the logs and your config file and attach them via the link below.
The problem disappears in 8bb mode and reappears when I try 16bb or higher. I
think it's a video card problem.
Try using XFree86 3.3.6 instead.
If that doesn't work, try disabling DRI with:
Xconfigurator --preferxf3 --nodri
Does this work for you?
I changed video cards. System works fine now. Thank you.