Bug 30880 - (Trident 9685)Random system lock ups anywhere from 1 minute to 2 hours after logon
(Trident 9685)Random system lock ups anywhere from 1 minute to 2 hours after ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2001-03-06 18:24 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-28 19:21:51 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-03-06 18:24:16 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT)

In either KDE or GNOME the complete system hangs. Keyboard and all. I have 
to power cycle.

Reproducible: Always
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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-06 18:28:08 EST
Does it happen if you don't boot into X?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-03-06 18:33:56 EST
No, it only happens in X
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-03-06 18:53:27 EST
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
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-07 08:18:08 EST
Please attach an X server log to the bug report.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-03-07 10:24:50 EST
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?
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 19:28:11 EST
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.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-03-19 12:15:09 EST
The problem disappears in 8bb mode and reappears when I try 16bb or higher. I 
think it's a video card problem.
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-23 00:53:50 EST
Try using XFree86 3.3.6 instead.

Xconfigurator  --preferxf3

If that doesn't work, try disabling DRI with:

Xconfigurator --preferxf3 --nodri

Does this work for you?
Comment 9 Need Real Name 2001-03-29 09:58:28 EST
I changed video cards. System works fine now. Thank you.

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