Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46805
Drag-and-Drop of Any Desktop Icon Crashes X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:20 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72C-CCK-MCD Caldera Systems OpenLinux [en] (X11; U;
Linux 2.2.14 i586)
Description of problem:
Drag-and-Drop of Any Desktop Icon Crashes X.
Identical problem exists in Mandrake 8.0
Video is SiS 530, which shows no problem with Win 98 or
with Caldera OpenLinux 2.4 which uses XFree86 3.3.6-3.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot up in X mode.
2.Do just about anything, with no problems.
3.Try to drag-and-drop a desktop icon.
4.Instantly there is a very nasty crash; can't kill X and recover.
5.Filesystem(s) are corrupted and it may not be possible to reboot.
6.Sometimes one can resurrect the system with text mode fsck, not always.
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Both config files that you have provided are *not* XFree86 4.x config
files. Rather, they look like they were copied from a previous install
of 3.3.6 or somesuch. XFree86 4.x does not work with a 3.3.6 config
Also, you appear to be using perhaps a homemade kernel? If so, please
use the official Red Hat kernel, at least while we troubleshoot this
problem. Your DRM modules are not loading. The final log appears that
your font directories may have been corrupted or the fonts.dir files
removed somehow perhaps.
Try reconfiguring your video hardware by using:
Xconfigurator --preferxf4 --nodri
If that still fails, please provide a new server log and config file
configured by Xconfigurator.
Also please attach the output of the following commands:
rpm -qa | grep XFree86 | sort
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July 1 XFreee86.9.log
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July 1 XF86Config-4
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July 1 kernel, release & XFree info
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Need a log from XFree86 4.x, the logs attached are from 3.3.6
and the last one is from the installer (9). Run XFree86 4
and then attach the resulting XFree86.0.log.
Brrr... Mike, all three provided logs *are* from XFree86-4.0.3. They do lack any
useful info though.
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Partial Solution to SiS-530 Problem
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Partial Solution to SiS-530 Problem
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Aug 1 XFree86.0.log
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Additoonal SiS-530 Notes
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More parts of the SiS-530 Solution
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Aug 2 XFree86.0.log
Your X server log shows at the bottom of it:
(**) Option "BaudRate" "1200"
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
WHich indicates that the xfs font server is not running. Do the
following to fix that: service xfs start
I've added the options you mentioned into the cards database used for
configuration. XFree86 4.2.0 contains better SiS support, and new
patches are coming shortly which are supposed to improve things further
There isn't really much information in this bug report to go on, so
there isn't much that can be done. Modifying the symbolic links as
attempted above, is "not the right thing to do(TM)" regardless of how
it may or may not seem to solve the issue.
My suggestion is to try Red Hat Linux 7.3 which comes with XFree86 4.2.0
for the time being and see if that works better. If it does not, then
I suggest trying: Xconfigurator --preferxf4, and then adding:
in the Device section of the XF86Config-4 file. If this works, it will
be very slow. To speed things up, you can fiddle with the XaaNo options
listed in the XF86Config manpage.