Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 45607
Resizing the xchat window crashes X
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-5.0 i686)
Description of problem:
Running the SVGA server, (ATI Rage) running xchat and then resizing the
xchat window hangs or crashes X completely (keyboard/mouse unresponsive).
Machine can still be reached through the LAN. I tried this under
gnome/sawmill and KDE and with xchat-1.6.3-4 and xchat-22.214.171.124 (RPM from
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run xchat
2. pull on the lower right corner, resize
I just verified that xchat-1.4.0-1 (from the RH6.2 distribution) does *not*
have the same problem.
Probably a bug in the ATI server.
Are you running the recently released XFree86 3.3.6-29 errata release?
If not, please upgrade to 3.3.6-29 and see if the problem goes away.
Out of curiousity, why are you not using XFree86 4.0.3?
This bug report is posted using RH 6.2. Mozilla 4.72 and Linux 2.2.14-5.0
tells me exactly that. This system need all updates first. Very confusing.
Is this really RH 7.1 bug?
Quite often the system someone uses to report a bug isn't necessarily the
one that has the bug. Also a lot of people dualboot old/new distro releases
to migrate, test the waters, etc.. One thing though - I mentioned the -29
release... That is for 6.2.. The 3.3.6 errata for 7.x is
XFree86-Servers-3.3.6-38.src.rpm and friends.. Sorry for any confusion.
Just to clarify though - what distro release are you using, and what release of
I am running
The problem was verified with:
(RPM from xchat.org)
And, I posted the bug report from a random machine in the room (as the 7.1 box
was locked up
by the bug). In fact, I could as easily have been posting from one of the NT
boxes, which I now realize would have been cause of alarm.... ;-)
If any application causes the machine to lock, it is definitely not an
application bug, so it shouldn't matter what xchat you use. It almost
certainly is an X server bug of some kind.
I will need you to provide me with individual file attachments of your
X server logs and config files using the link below.
Created attachment 22286 [details]
I just sent you my X config.
But in all fairness, I must admit that today, having re-created the scenario of
the lock ups for the purpose of creaitinga a crash log, I have been unable two
re-enact the crashes, though I could recreate them at will when I submitted the
Wether it's cosmic rays, some update that's been installed without my
knowledge/consent in the meanwhile, or something even weirder (hardware related,
for instance) I cannot say. (I would not rule out the 'weird' thing: X has
always been acting funny o this particular machine - though windows does not).
I'd guess this sorta disqualifies this incident for further investigation. Sorry
for the waste of time - mine and yours.