Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35059
starting KDE2 causes machine to hang during/after "Initializing Peripherals"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:34 EDT
If I boot a (wolverine updated-to-April-5-rawhide) system under kernel
2.4.2-0.1.49 and start KDE2 from kdm on a Dell Optiplex (i810 based), the
machine locks hard during KDE initialization. The initialization sequence
stops at the mouse/keyboard icon. (that is, the mouse-keyboard
"Initializing peripherals" icon does NOT change into the finished icon).
The machine does not repond to pings, and a hard-reset is required... After
which /var has errors and has to be manually fsck'd.
If I boot 2.4.1-0.1.9, the system starts KDE fine.
I tried running the xset's that should be equivilent to what KDE is doing
(turn on repeat, set the mouse acceleration), but they had no effect.
Suggestions on how to figure out where its hanging?
Doug: does this look like the issues you looked at?
Very much so. This is an i810 audio driver bug that results in the lockup.
I've not been able to reproduce the actual lockup, but I did solve a problem
with KDE and the i810 audio driver when KDE sounds were enabled in kernel
version 0.1.51. Once that kernel makes it into rawhide, please test this again
with that kernel and see if the problem still exists.