Bug 3198 - crashes with message "Fatal error in APMsync()"
crashes with message "Fatal error in APMsync()"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-06-01 16:13 EDT by a.p.j.bergsma
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 15:35:31 EDT
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Description a.p.j.bergsma 1999-06-01 16:13:18 EDT
Alright, I haven't got a clue if it's a bug. But both at
redhat 6.0 and redhat 5.2 with kernel 2.2.5, I get this
error while using X windows. Then it crashes completely.
The error is:
Fatal error in APMsync().

This even when the apm daemon is not in memory.

I've got a pentium 100, diamond stealth 2500, WIN TV
videograbber with video4linux software installed, epic 100
networkcard, and asus cdrom player.

Could this have something to do with Video4Linux? It
crashes even without any video4linux application running.

Many thanks,

Comment 1 a.p.j.bergsma 1999-06-02 15:03:59 EDT
The complete error is:

Fatal server error
Hung in APMsync()
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-07-02 14:02:59 EDT
Does this occur when X has been idle for a period of time? Are you
using the SVGA server or the S3V server to run X?
Comment 3 a.p.j.bergsma 1999-07-03 10:52:59 EDT
What do you mean by idle? The harddisk isn't a sleep or anything (no
screensaver) if that's what you mean. Mostly it happens, when we run
a programm called XawTV, but it sometimes also occurs if try to run
pico in a xterm. We used the SVGA server, I think.

Meanwhile we've also tryed to disable the kernel support for APM, but
this doesn't seem to work either. Could it be a computer specific
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 13:37:59 EDT
This is a bug in XFree86 - have you tried upgrading to
the latest version?
Comment 5 Preston Brown 1999-08-31 15:35:59 EDT
this has nothing to do with APM (advanced power management), but
rather Alliance chipset cards (which your diamond stealth 2500 appears
to use). This driver has seen quite a bit of work in XFree86 3.3.5,
which we are releasing very soon as errata.

Please get the errata and test it; reopen the bug if your problem

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