Bug 450517 - Total system freeze when coming out of screensaver
Total system freeze when coming out of screensaver
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-09 07:48 EDT by Tim Wegener
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:17 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:34:59 EST
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Xorg log from session that froze (41.23 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-09 07:49 EDT, Tim Wegener
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Description Tim Wegener 2008-06-09 07:48:51 EDT
Description of problem:
I am running KDE. The screensaver was on due to idle (Flux GL screensaver). When
I pressed a key the system completely froze. It did not respond to ctrl-alt-f1
,ctrl-alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-del. I had to turn it off and on again. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ rpm -qa |grep -i save

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set screensaver to Flux (GL) in KDE Control Center
2. Wait for screensaver to kick in.
3. Press a key to return to session.
Actual results:
The screensaver froze (a password prompt was not issued).
Normally this works, but just now it froze my system completely. 

Expected results:
Prompt for password to unlock screensaver. 

Additional info:
HP 6710b laptop with Intel GM965 chipset and X3100 integrated graphics. 1 GB RAM.
Comment 1 Tim Wegener 2008-06-09 07:49:59 EDT
Created attachment 308677 [details]
Xorg log from session that froze
Comment 2 Tim Wegener 2008-06-09 07:53:16 EDT
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-10 05:14:57 EDT
Do you have by chance another computer, so you could find out whether really the
computer is dead, or just xorg? Or if you would be able and willing to
investigate a little bit more with recipes on
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/ServerDebugging it
would be awesome.
Comment 4 Tim Wegener 2008-06-15 10:49:06 EDT
It happened again. I ssh'd in and found that the screensaver process (can't
remember exact process name, something .kss) was using 100% CPU). I killed the
process from the remote machine and then system came back. 
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-15 15:17:42 EDT
OK, then (surprisingly ;)) Xorg is not to be blamed in this case, reassigning
back to KDE.
Comment 6 Ngo Than 2008-06-17 11:54:41 EDT
could you please try other openGL apps (none KDE apps) and see if you have the
same problem?

Comment 7 Tim Wegener 2008-06-18 12:37:10 EDT
Do you mean openGL screensavers, or just apps in general?

foobillard, quake3, tremulous, machineball, supertuxkart all seem to work fine
without crashing. 

I have had problems with extremetuxracer crashing X; see
Comment 8 Tim Wegener 2008-06-25 10:23:55 EDT
Had exactly the same problem with the Solar Winds screen saver.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:50:33 EST
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:34:59 EST
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